Past Officers

Directors

Leslie Alexander
(2015 - 2019)

Associate Professor of History
University of Oregon

 

Kim D. Butler
(2011 - 2015)

Associate Professor of History
Department of Africana Studies
Rutgers University

 

Abena Busia
(2007 - 2011)
Professor of Literature
Rutgers University

 

Michael A. Gomez, Founder
(2000 - 2007)
Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies
New York University

 

 

Vice Presidents

Erik McDuffie
(2017 - 2019)

Associate Professor
University of Illinois

 

Elisa Joy White
(2015-1017)
Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies
University of California, Davis

 

Leslie Alexander
(2011 - 2015)
Associate Professor of History
University of Oregon

 

 

Treasurers

Walter C. Rucker, Treasurer
(2015-2019)
Professor of African American Studies and History
Emory University

 

Tanya Huelett
(2011-2015)
New York University

 

Jean Allman
(2007-2011)
Professor of History
Washington University in St. Louis

 

Barbara Krauthamer
(2003-2007)
Assistant Professor of History
New York University

 

Robin D.G. Kelley
(2000-2003)
Professor, Department of History
New York University

 

 

Secretaries

Laurie Lambert
(2011 - 2015)
Assistant Professor African American and African Studies
University of California, Davis

 

Erik McDuffie
(2007-2011)
Assistant Professor
Department of African American Studies and Research
Gender and Women's Studies Program
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Yvonne Daniel
(2000-2005)
Professor of Dance and Afro-American Studies
Smith College

 

 

Membership Managers

Natasha Issa Shivji
Graduate Assistant
New York University

 

Joan Flores-Villalobos
Graduate Assistant
New York University

 

Ebony P. Jones
Graduate Assistant

 

Diana Lachatanere
Project Manager

 

Past Board Members

Leslie Alexander
Associate Professor of African American and
African Studies
University of Oregon

 

Jean Allman
(2008-2011)
Professor of History
Washington University in St. Louis

 

Lisa Aubrey
(2000-2005)
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ohio University

 

Boubacar Barry
(2000-2005)
Professor of History
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

 

Hilary Beckles
(2013 - 2015)
Principal and Prov-Vice-Chancellor
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

 

Jerome Branch
(2007-2013)
Associate Professor of Latin American Studies
University of Pittsburgh

 

Abena Busia
(2000 - 2013)
Professor of Literature
Rutgers University

 

Kim D. Butler
(2013 - 2015)
Associate Professor of History
Department of Africana Studies
Rutgers University

 

Yvonne Daniel
(2003-2009)
Professor of Dance and Afro-American Studies

 

Carole Boyce Davies
(2007-2011)
Professor of Africana Studies and English
Cornell University

 

Howard Dodson
(2000-2009)
Director
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

Jualynne Dodson
(2007-2013)
Professor of Sociology, African American and African Studies
Michigan State University

 

Joseph Dorsey
(2013 - 2015)
Professor of History, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies
Purdue University

 

Chouki El Hamel
(2013 - 2015)
Associate Professor of History
Arizona State University

 

David Barry Gaspar
(2000-2005)
Professor of History
Duke University

 

Michael A. Gomez
(2000-2009)
Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies
New York University

 

Farah Jasmine Griffin
(2005-2009)
Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African-American Studies; Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Columbia University

 

Robert Hill
(2000-2007)
Professor of History and Editor-in-Chief, The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers
UCLA

 

Bayo Holsey
(2011-2015)
Associate Professor of African & African American Studies
Duke University

 

Tanya Huelett
(2013 - 2015)
Senior Program Associate
Facing History and Ourselves

 

John Hunwick
(2000-2005)
Professor of History and Religion
Northwestern University

 

Jayne Ifekwunigwe
(2005-2011)
Visiting Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
Duke University
Former Reader in Anthropology
University of East London (U.K.)

 

Francis Abiola Irele
Professor of African and African American Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures
Harvard University

 

Fatima Jackson
(2013 - 2015)
Director
Institute of African American Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Stanlie James
(2013 - 2015)
Director of the African and African American Studies Program
Arizona State University

 

Laurie Lambert
(2013 - 2015)
Assistant Professor African American and African Studies
University of California, Davis

 

Natasha Lightfoot
(2013 - 2015)
Assistant Professor of History
Columbia University

 

Monica Lima
(2013 - 2015)
Professor of African History at the History Institute
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

 

Patrick Manning
(2007-2013)
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History
University of Pittsburgh

 

Erik McDuffie
(2013 - 2015)
Associate Professor of History, African American Studies, African Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Yuko Miki
(2013 - 2015)
Assistant Professor
History
Fordham University

 

Joseph C. Miller
(2000-2009)
T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of History
University of Virginia

 

James Millette
(2000-2007)
Professor of History
Oberlin College

 

Paula Moreno
(2013 - 2015)
Former Minister of Culture
Government of the Republic of Colombia

 

Micere Githae Mugo
(2000-2007)
Writer and Professor of Literature
Department of African American Studies, Syracuse

 

Colin Palmer
(2000-2009)
Professor of History
Princeton University

 

Wania Sant'Anna
(2013 - 2015)
Consultant and Co-Coordinator
Commission on Diversity at Petrobas, Brazil

 

Kelvin A. Santiago-Valles
Professor of Sociology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Africana Studies
SUNY-Binghamton

 

Verene A. Sheperd
Professor of History
University of the West Indies-Mona

 

Elisee Soumonni
(2013 - 2015)
Professor of History and Archaeology
National University of Benin, Abomey-Calavi

 

Julio Cesar de Souza Tavares
(2000-2009)
Associate Professor, Department of Communications
Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

 

Filomina Steady
(2007-2013)
Professor of Africana Studies
Wellesley College

 

Sterling Stuckey
(2000-2007)
Professor of History
University of California, Riverside

 

Ibrahim Sundiata
(2000-2005)
Professor of History and Department Chair
Howard University

 

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
(2000-2007)
Professor of History
Morgan State University

 

Deborah A. Thomas
(2013 - 2015)
Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies
University of Pennsylvania

 

Antonio Tillis
University of Houston

 

Sheila Walker
(2000-2007)
Professor, Department of Anthropology & Annabel Irion Worsham
Centennial Professor
College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin

 

Margaret Washington
(2000-2009)
Professor of History
Cornell University

 

Elisa Joy White
University of California, Davis