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African American Faculty Research Areas

Dr. Michael B. Gillespie

  • Film theory
  • Genre studies
  • Black visual and expressive culture
  • Historiography
  • Global cinemas
  • Adaptation theory

Dr. Patricia C. Gunn

  • Health care as a human rights issue
  • The commercialization of water
  • Children, labor laws and Africa
  • Making HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals more affordable for Africa's children

Dr. Gary Edward Holcomb

  • 20th-century African American literatures, with a critical concentration on modernist period literature, including the Harlem Renaissance, the literature of the Great Depression decade, and postwar writing
  • The Black Arts Movement and black transnational, postmodernist fiction

Dr. Akil Houston

  • Africology/African-American, Cinema, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Hiphop

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

  • African American Social Movements
  • Black Nationalism
  • African American Women's History
  • 20th Century African American History

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad

  • Labor history, including workers, their communities and their political institutions.
  • History of industrial workers of African descent.

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