These faculty are members of the steering committee for the African Studies concentration. Links direct you to faculty profile pages in their home department.

David L. Blaney
Jean-Pierre Karegeye
Erik Larson
Sowah Mensah
David Chioni Moore
  • David Chioni Moore
  • Associate Professor, International Studies and English
  • Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.
  • 651-696-6242
Bill Moseley
Ahmed Samatar
  • Ahmed Samatar
  • James Wallace Professor & Chair of International Studies
  • Global political economy; political and social theory; African politics; leadership and the state; Somali studies; Islam and globalization.
  • 651-696-6564
Dianna Shandy
  • Dianna Shandy
  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, gender, migration, political conflict, Africa, Europe, United States
  • 651-696-6439
Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor, French and Francophone Studies
  • Focuses on 20th-century French, francophone, and Haitian literature, culture, and cinema; postcolonial identities, violence, and genocide in the francophone world
  • 651-696-6412
Karl R. Wirth