Center for Africana Studies

Executive Board & Staff

  • faculty

  • hollis-robbins

    Hollis Robbins

    Director, Center for Africana Studies
    PhD, Princeton University

    410-516-6385 230 Mergenthaler Hall

    Research Interests: 19th-century African American literature, African American poetry, and film

  • JamesCalvin

    James Calvin

    Associate Professor, Carey Business School
    PhD, New York University


    Research Interests: Leadership development, community economic development, and nonprofit organizations

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    N. D. B. Connolly

    Assistant Professor, History
    PhD, University of Michigan

    410-516-7983 Gilman 390

    Research Interests: 20th-century America; racism; capitalism; urban and suburban history, African diaspora

  • debra furr-holden

    Debra Furr-Holden

    Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
    PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


    Research Interests: Drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, and prevention science

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    Jane Guyer

    Professor, Anthropology
    PhD, University of Rochester

    410-516-4690 404G Macaulay

    Research Interests: Social and economic anthropology; West Africa

  • Hanchard

    Michael Hanchard

    Professor, Political Science
    PhD, Princeton University

    410-516-4993 332 Mergenthaler

    Research Interests: Comparative racial politics

  • hayes

    Floyd W. Hayes, III

    Senior Lecturer
    PhD, University of Maryland


    Research Interests: Africana philosophy, politics, and policy; educational politics and policymaking, urban politics and policymaking; politics of jazz

  • Katrina Bell McDonald

    Katrina Bell McDonald

    Associate Professor, Sociology
    PhD, University of California, Davis

    410-516-7624 Mergenthaler 540

    Research Interests: Sociology of the family; gender/ethnic identity; race and social class

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    Lester Spence

    Associate Professor, Political Science
    PhD, University of Michigan

    410-516-7537 363 Mergenthaler

    Research Interests: Black politics; race and politics; urban politics

  • staff

  • Sherron Bullock

    Senior Administrative Coordinator