Affiliated Faculty

  • _JVR1331Berry

    Sara Berry

    Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus, History
    PhD, University of Michigan


    Research Interests:  Contemporary African political economies

  • Norma Day-Vines

    Norma Day-Vines

    Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
    PhD, North Carolina State University

    410-516-7990 Personal Website

    Research Interests:  Ghana and study abroad

  • Michael Degani

    Michael Degani

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Research Interests:  Energy use and infrastructure in African cities; anthropology of the state; comparative postsocialisms; China/Africa relations, and urban popular culture.

  • kimGallon

    Kim Gallon

    Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University
    PhD, University of Pennsylvania

    484-664-3966 Personal Website

    Research Interests:  African American life with special interests in gender, mass media, and sexuality in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

  • 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

  • hickman

    Jared Hickman

    Assistant Professor, English
    PhD, Harvard University

    410-516-3843 Gilman 30C Personal Website

  • Jackson

    Jeanne-Marie Jackson

    Assistant Professor, English
    PhD, Yale University

    410-516-5845 Gilman 30A Personal Website

    Research Interests:  South African literature

  • Pier_Larson

    Pier Larson

    Professor, History
    PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison

    443-850-7470 Gilman 338C Personal Website

    Research Interests:  African history with specializations in East and Southern Africa, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, French empire, slavery, slave trades, religion, and literacy

  • morgan

    Barbara Morgan

    Ph.D., Florida State University


    Research Interests:  Labor Economics, Public Policy

  • john sampson

    John Burthorne Sampson

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
    MD, University of California, San Francisco

    410-955-2611 Personal Website

    Research Interests:  Notable historical and current relationships between African Americans and Africans on the continent of Africa

  • Meika Smart

    Mieka Smart

    Associate Director, Lecturer, Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies
    DrPH, Johns Hopkins University

    410-516-5052 3505 N. Charles Street, Room 203 Personal Website

    Research Interests:  Research evaluates the effectiveness of drug and alcohol interventions and legislation

  • Sundquist

    Eric Sundquist

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, English
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University

    410-516-1103 26 Gilman Hall Personal Website

    Research Interests:  African American literature

  • varma

    Vijay R. Varma

    MPH, Johns Hopkins University

    Research Interests:  Public health approaches to preventing or slowing cognitive decline in older African Americans

  • ProfessorWalters_web

    Ronald Walters

    Professor, History
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    410-516-7588 Gilman 302 Personal Website

    Research Interests:  Social and cultural history of the United States with special interest in radicalism, reform, race, and popular culture