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Nadia Nurhussein

Nadia Nurhussein

Professor, English

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Gilman 34
410-516-4104
nnurhus1@jhu.edu

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

James Calvin

James Calvin

Professor, Carey Business School

PhD, New York University

410-234-9409
jcalvin@jhu.edu

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

Michael Degani

Michael Degani

Associate Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Center for Africana Studies
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Mergenthaler 458
410-516-5482
mdegani1@jhu.edu

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

Daniel Desormeaux

Daniel Desormeaux

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

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

ddd@jhu.edu
Stuart Schrader

Stuart Schrader

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

PhD, New York University

Mergenthaler 231
stuart.schrader@jhu.edu

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

Lester Spence

Lester Spence

Associate Professor, Political Science

PhD, University of Michigan

363 Mergenthaler
410-516-7537
unbowed@gmail.com

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

Affiliated Faculty

Yolanda Abel

Yolanda Abel

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

EdD

yabel@jhu.edu
Jessica Marie Johnson

Jessica Marie Johnson

Associate Professor, History

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Gilman 372
jmj@jhu.edu

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

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan

Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Economics Adviser

PhD, Florida State University

Wyman Park Building 522
410-516-6135
bmorgan@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Labor economics, public policy

John Burthorne Sampson

John Burthorne Sampson

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

MD, University of California, San Francisco

410-955-2611
jsampso4@jhmi.edu

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

Eric Sundquist

Eric Sundquist

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, English

PhD, Johns Hopkins University

26 Gilman Hall
410-516-1103
ejs@jhu.edu

Research Interests: African American literature

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr.

Associate Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hampton House 708
410-502-8977
rthorpe@jhu.edu

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

Ronald Walters

Ronald Walters

Academy Professor

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Gilman 302
410-516-7588
rgw1@jhu.edu

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

Alexandre White

Alexandre White

Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD, Boston University

Mergenthaler 541B
410-516-0650
alexandrewhite@jhu.edu

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

professor emeriti

Jane Guyer

Jane Guyer

Professor, Anthropology

PhD, University of Rochester

404G Macaulay
410-516-4690
jiguyer@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Social and economic anthropology, West Africa

retired faculty

Floyd W. Hayes, III

Floyd W. Hayes, III

Senior Lecturer, Center for Africana Studies

PhD, University of Maryland

410-516-7659
fwhayes3@jhu.edu

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tao Leigh Goffe

Tao Leigh Goffe

Postdoctoral Fellow and Co-Organizer of the Diaspora Solidarities Lab

PhD

tgoffe1@jhu.edu

Research Interests: Postdoctoral Fellow and Co-Organizer of the Diaspora Solidarities Lab

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