Black Studies Department Faculty & Staff

The Black Studies Department's distinguished faculty consists of recognized scholars in various fields of specialization covering African, Caribbean and African American issues.

Black Studies Faculty Media Highlights  


For more details, please click on the instructor's name below or in the menu at the top left of the page.

Tenure-track Faculty

Shirley A. Jackson, Chair, Professor
Ethan Johnson, Associate Professor
Derrais Carter, Assistant Professor
Winston Grady-Willis, Professor (also Director of School of Gender, Race and Nations)

Fixed-Term Faculty

Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, Assistant Professor
Joseph Smith-Buani, Senior Instructor II and Undergraduate Advisor

Adjunct Faculty

Turiya Autry, Instructor 
Darrell Millner, Professor Emeritus
Carmen Thompson, Instructor
Josphat Waruhiu, Instructor (also NTTF faculty in World Languages and Literatures) 

Emeriti Faculty

E. Kofi Agorsah, Professor Emeritus (Not on campus)
Darrell Millner, Professor Emeritus

Affiliated Faculty

  • Lisa Bates, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Stephen Frenkel, Assistant Professor, International Studies: African and Latin American Studies
  • Maude Hines, Associate Professor, English Department
  • Roberta Hunte, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Yves Labissiere, Associate Professor, Community Health, Urban and Community Affairs
  • Anoop Mirpuri, Assistant Professor, English Department
  • Jennifer Tappan, Associate Professor, History Department


Liz Abbott, Program Coordinator


Black Studies Department 503-725-3472