Faculty Profiles

Dr. Danielle Boaz

Lawyer and historian

Students can expect to explore topicss like rap lyrics in criminal prosecutions, racial violence and cultural appropriation.

Dr. Oscar De La Torre

Civil Rights Activist

Teenage experiences started lifetime of research into racial inequality and racial identities.

Dr. Honore Missihoun

Black Atlantic History, Critical postcolonial subaltern communication, critical pedagogy.

I came to Africana Studies for deeper research into the Black Atlantic History.

Dr. Veronica Nmoma-Robinson

I accept no excuses only results.

I was raised by parents to become an accomplished educator in the field of Africana Studies.

Tanure Ojaide

He received a bachelor’s degree in English, and Syracuse University, where he received both the M.A. in Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English.

Dr. Debra Smith

Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Research includes African-American in communication and popular culture, minority images in media, minority health disparities, and developing teaching strategies that incorporate popular culture, language, and power.

Dr. Dorothy Ruiz-Smith