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
Hilary Chart
  • Hilary Chart
  • Visiting Instructor
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, political economy, capitalism, development, business, work, education, cities, gender, race, ethnography, Africa, United States
Christy Hanson
  • Christy Hanson
  • Associate Professor, International Studies
  • Dynamics between poverty, health care seeking behavior and health system response, particularly for the care of infectious diseases.
  • 651-696-6170
Erik Larson
Sowah Mensah
Lisa Mueller
  • Lisa Mueller
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Comparative politics, African politics, behavioral and development economics, and research methods.
  • 651-696-6692
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
Jessica Pearson-Patel
Ahmed Samatar
  • Ahmed Samatar
  • James Wallace Professor 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
  • Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship; Professor of Anthropology
  • Socio-cultural anthropology, gender, migration and refugees, political conflict, research methods, Africa, Europe, United States
  • 651-696-6439
Linda Sturtz
Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor
  • Focuses on 20th-21st-century French and francophone literature and culture; Haitian literature and culture; French and Francophone Cinema; Postcolonial identities; Immigration; Violence in France and the francophone world.
  • 651-696-6412
Karl R. Wirth