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Minkah Makalani

Director, Center for Africana Studies
Associate Professor, History

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Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nadia Nurhussein

Professor, English

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Research Interests: African American literature, late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, poetry and poetics

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

James Calvin

Professor, Carey Business School

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

Education: PhD, New York University

Daniel Desormeaux

William D. and Robin Mayer Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

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Education: PhD, Emory University; M.A., Université du Québec à Montréal; M.A. Johns Hopkins University

Aja Lans

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

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Stuart Schrader

Associate Research Professor, Center for Africana Studies, Associate Director, Program in Racism, Immigration, & Citizenship

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Research Interests: Racial inequality in criminal justice, war and empire, historical-comparative methods, social theory

Education: PhD, New York University

Affiliated Faculty

Yolanda Abel

Associate Professor and Chair of the the Department of Advanced Studies in Education, Johns Hopkins School of Education

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Education: EdD

Norma Day-Vines

Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education

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Research Interests: Ghana and study abroad

Education: PhD, North Carolina State University

Didier Gondola

Professor, History

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Education: Ph.D., Université Paris-7

Jessica Marie Johnson

Associate Professor, History

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Research Interests: Women, gender, and sexuality in the African diaspora; histories of slavery and the slave trade; and digital history and new media

Education: PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Barbara Morgan

Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Economics Adviser

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Research Interests: Labor economics, public policy

Education: PhD, Florida State University

John Burthorne Sampson

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine

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

Education: MD, University of California, San Francisco

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.

Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Research Interests: Health disparities, race, SES, poverty status, functional decline, functional status, lower extremity functioning, hypertension, mobility limitation, older adults, men's health disparities across the life course

Alexandre White

Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Research Interests: Comparative historical sociology, medical sociology, post-colonial theory, global and transnational sociology, sociology of race and ethnicity, sociology of global health

Education: PhD, Boston University

professor emeriti

Eric Sundquist

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, English

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Research Interests: African American literature

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Ronald Walters

Academy Professor

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

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

retired faculty

Floyd W. Hayes, III

Senior Lecturer, Center for Africana Studies

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

Education: PhD, University of Maryland


Indira Jones

Sr. Administrative Coordinator

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in memoriam

Shani Mott


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Education: PhD, University of Michigan

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