Africana Studies

Join our vibrant community and explore the rich diversity of African and African American social, cultural, political, and historical development.

102A Lippitt Hall, 5 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Director, Associate Professor

Professor of Communication Studies; Africana Studies; The Rhetoric of the African American Church and West African Communication



Professor of Art and Art History; African American Art History

Dr. Rae Ferguson

Associate Professor

Professor of History; African-American history, black women, and the African diaspora in the Americas


Professor of English; Film and Media Studies, African and African American Studies

Professor Emerita

African & Afro-American Studies

Associate Professor

Professor of Psychology; The Psychology of Diversity and Multiculturalism, including race/ethnicity,gender, social class, and sexual orientation

Former Vice Provost Urban Programs, Associate Professor

Professor of Economics; Africana Studies

Assistant Professor

Professor of History; Early African American History, History of the African Diaspora, Slave Resistance, Slave Labor

Faculty Teaching Cross-Listed AAF courses

Assistant Professor

Professor of Sociology


Professor of Psychology

Professor Emerita, Adjunct Faculty

Professor of Library Science; Library Services to Diverse Populations

Part-Time Faculty

Paul Anderer

Part Time Faculty

Director Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services

Adjunct Faculty

Professor of Africana Studies; The Experience of African American Students, Faculty, and Administrators at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities

Adjunct Faculty

Africana Studies; Ethnic and Urban Communities, New Urban Initiatives and Environments

Adjunct Faculty

Africana Studies, URI in Ghana Language Instructor, West African Language and Culture

Adjunct Faculty

Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences; Africana Studies


Administrative Assistant

Africana Studies


Graduate Assistant


Student Assistant

Business, English, Africana Studies

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