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
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
  • 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
Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor
  • 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