Department of Africana Studies

Our Students

The work of our graduate students drives us forward. Learn about their research.

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Fall 2015 Cohort

Program Alumni

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    Bedour Alagraa

    Assistant Professor of Black Political and Social Theory, University of Texas at Austin
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    Amanda T. Boston

    Assistant Professor, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management
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    Lydia Kelow-Bennett

    Assistant Professor of Afro-American & African Studies, University of Michigan
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    Watufani M. Poe

    Postdoctoral Fellow 2021-2022, Amherst College Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Incoming Assistant Professor of Black Queer Feminist Knowledges, University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Program Alumni, Fall 2015 Cohort
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    Michael Sawyer

    Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies and the Department of English, Colorado College
  • An image of Hadiya Sewer smiling outdoors.

    Hadiya Sewer

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of African and African-American Studies, Stanford University
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    Nicosia Shakes

    Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, University of California, Merced
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    Shamara Wyllie Alhassan

    Assistant Professor of Black Experience in the Americas, Arizona State University