Sharon Austin

Professor · University of Florida

Sharon Wright Austin’s teaching and research interests are in American government, urban politics and African American politics.

Southern Politics African American Politics Urban Politics

Seretha Williams, PhD

Chair of English and World Languages · Augusta University

Professor Williams is an expert in Africa and African Diaspora, Digital Humanities, and Digital Publication.

Digital Publication Africa and African Diaspora Digital Humanities

Joseph Jordan

Director, Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History · UNC at Chapel Hill

For more than 20 years Joseph Jordan has been an educator, researcher and program manager in the arts and in cultural heritage

African / Afro - American Studies African American Culture Black and Native American Interactions Afro-Latin Studies Racial Justice

Vanessa Díaz

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Hollywood Celebrity Culture Cuba Latin America oral & life histories

Marne L. Campbell

Associate Professor and Chair of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

African American History The American West 19th and 20th Century US History Gender and Women's HIstory Urban History

Frederick W. Gooding, Jr.

Dr. Ronald E. Moore Professor in Humanities · Texas Christian University

Race, Racism and Discrimination in Pop Culture and/or Mainstream Media (e.g., movies, music and sports).

Sports Movies Discrimination Representations of Race Mainstream Media

Jessica Millward

Associate Professor of History and African American Studies · UC Irvine

Her research focuses on comparative slavery and emancipation, African American history, gender and the law.

Anti-Black violence African American History Humanities U.S. History Juneteenth

Garrison Paige

Lecturer of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Garrison Paige is a Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University and an expert in African American Studies.

Education Writing African American Studies

Magaela Bethune

Assistant Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Magaela Bethune is an expert on adolescent socialization, behavior, health, & development at intersections of race, gender, & sexuality.

Black Adolescence African American Studies Race & Health Health Policy & Policy Studies Race

Sara Johnson

Associate Professor of Literature · UC San Diego

Sara Johnson focuses on literature, theory and history of the Hispanophone, Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean and its diasporas.

Diaspora Hemispheric Studies Caribbean Literature Francophone Literature African Diaspora

Wendi Williams, PhD

Provost and Senior Vice President · Fielding Graduate University

Psychologist, advocate, and educator, Dr.Wendi Williams applies her work at the intersection of education and psychology

Academic & Administrative Leadership Diversity, Equity & Inclusion African American Studies Intersectionality Feminism

Nancy D. Campbell

Professor and Department Head, Science and Technology Studies (STS) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on the history of science, technology, and medicine as it relates to drug policy and the social significance of drugs

Opioid Crisis Harm Reduction Opioid Overdose History of Science & Medicine Gender & Addiction

Dr Joseph Yannielli

Lecturer, History (Research) · Aston University

Dr Yannielli’s main fields of interest are slavery and abolition, with a special focus on America during the nineteenth century.

Social Movements Slavery in the United States Slavery Abolition Slavery in West Africa

Patricia Parker, Ph.D.

Ruel W. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Humanities; Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities; Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Uses organizational communication theories to explore how discourses of race, gender and class intersect with girls’ and women's leadership.

Community Engagement Girl's and Women's Empowerment Youth Activism Community Engaged Scholarship Social Justice Leadership

Professor Kehinde Andrews

Professor of Black Studies · Birmingham City University

Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies and Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research at Birmingham City University.

Black Lives Matter Community Activism Ethnicity Race Racism

Reshma Shah

Associate Professor in the Practice of Marketing · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Relationship Marketing Customer and Partner Retention Integrated Marketing Communications Brand and Category Management Marketing Processes and Performance

Gary "Hoov" Hoover

Executive Director of the Murphy Institute · Tulane University

Gary "Hoov" Hoover is an expert in ethics in economics, public finance and policy analysis of income distribution/poverty.

Ethics in Economics Policy Analysis of Income Distribution/Poverty Economic Inequality Public Finance and Budgeting

Jalylah Burrell

Assistant Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Stephen Duncan

Professor of Screenwriting · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Film and Television Drama and Comedy; Screenwriting Directing and Producing

William Henry Pruitt III

Assistant Professor of African American Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century U.S. Literature Black Radicalism Black Intellectual History Black Performance Studies Black Queer Studies