CAAAS Staff

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Reiland Rabaka
Founder & Director, Center for African & African American Studies • Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies
CAAAS Staff
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La'Keisha Anderson
Associate Director
CAAAS Staff
Alazar Gebremichael
Alazar Gebremichael
Professional Assistant
CAAAS Staff

CAAAS Executive Committee Members

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Danielle Hodge
Assistant Professor, Communication
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members • CAAAS Faculty Fellows
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S.N Nyeck
Associate Professor AFRICANA STUDIES • POLITICAL ECONOMY • GENDER AND QUEER STUDIES
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
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Kalonji Nzinga
Assistant Professor LEARNING SCIENCES & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
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Shawn O'Neal
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
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Brian Valente-Quinn
Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members

CAAAS Faculty Affiliates

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Karen Bailey
Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Studies
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
Marcia Douglas
Marcia Douglas
English Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Nabil Echchaibi
Associate Professor: Department of Media Studies  Director of the Center for Media, Religion and Culture
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Mara Goldman
Associate Professor, Department of Geography • Director, Environment & Society Program, Institute of Behavioral Science
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Danielle Hodge
Assistant Professor, Communication
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members • CAAAS Faculty Fellows
Lolita Buckner
Lolita Buckner Inniss
Dean and Provost's Professor of Law
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders
Assistant Professor, History Department
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Henry Lovejoy
Associate Professor, History Department
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
Suzette M Malveaux
Suzette Malveaux
Moses Lasky Professor of Law and Director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at CU Law School
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Maputo Mensah
Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance • Director of West African Highlife Ensemble, College of Music • Driector of Logoligi African Dance Ansemble group at CU
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Nathan Alexander Moore
Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies in the Department of Women & Gender Studies at CU Boulder
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Faculty Fellows
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crystal am nelson
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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S.N Nyeck
Associate Professor AFRICANA STUDIES • POLITICAL ECONOMY • GENDER AND QUEER STUDIES
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
Dr. Kalonji Nzinga photographed in a library.
Kalonji Nzinga
Assistant Professor LEARNING SCIENCES & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
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Shawn O'Neal
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
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Omedi Ochieng
Associate Professor of Communication
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Austin C Okigbo
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, College of Music
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Myles Osborne
Associate Professor MODERN AFRICA
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Michele D. Simpson
Associate Teaching Professor, Philosophy, Arts & Culture Residential Academic Program Student Academic Success Center • Faculty Affiliate & Research Associate, Renée Crown Wellness Institute
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Kristie Soares
Assistant Professor Women & Gender Studies/ Co-Chair LGBTQ Studies
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Nii Armah Sowah
Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance • Co-Director of Graduate Studies in Dance
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Brian Valente-Quinn
Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members
Terrenda White
Terrenda White
Interim Associate Dean for Students and Associate Professor in the School of Education
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates
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Helanius Wilkins
Director & Assistant Professor of Dance Department of Theatre & Dance
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates

CAAAS Faculty Fellows

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Danielle Hodge
Assistant Professor, Communication
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Executive Committee Members • CAAAS Faculty Fellows
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Nathan Alexander Moore
Assistant Professor of Black Trans and Queer Studies in the Department of Women & Gender Studies at CU Boulder
CAAAS Faculty Affiliates • CAAAS Faculty Fellows

CAAAS Doctoral Fellows

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Shamika Klassen
2023 - 2024 CAAAS Alice Cleora Reeves Endowed Dissertation Fellow
CAAAS Doctoral Fellows
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Blessed Ngoe
CAAAS Dissertation Completion Fellow
CAAAS Doctoral Fellows
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Nandi Pointer
2024 - 2025 CAAAS Alice Cleora Reeves Endowed Dissertation Fellow • PhD Student, Department of Media Studies, College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)
CAAAS Graduate Fellows • CAAAS Doctoral Fellows

CAAAS Graduate Fellows

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Trevor Egerton
PhD Student, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Olumide Ojediran
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Tyreis Hunte
MFA Student, Department of Theatre & Dance, College of Arts & Sciences
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Ubochi Igbokwe
PhD Student, Department of Musicology, College of Music
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Idowu Odeyemi
PhD Student, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Success Osayi
PhD Student, Department of Journalism, College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)
CAAAS Graduate Fellows
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Nandi Pointer
2024 - 2025 CAAAS Alice Cleora Reeves Endowed Dissertation Fellow • PhD Student, Department of Media Studies, College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)
CAAAS Graduate Fellows • CAAAS Doctoral Fellows
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Reya Roussel
J.D. Candidate, University of Colorado Law School
CAAAS Graduate Fellows

CAAAS Alumni

Isaiah Chavous
Isaiah Chavous
Student Co-Founder
CAAAS Alumni
Audrea Fryar
Audrea Fryar
Student Co-Founder
CAAAS Alumni
Karia White
Karia White
Student Co-Founder
CAAAS Alumni
Ruth Woldemichael
Ruth Woldemichael
Student Co-Founder
CAAAS Alumni