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  1. Department Head
  2. Faculty
  3. Staff
  4. Graduate Students

Department Head

William (Bill) J. Dewey

  • Program Head and Graduate Director, African Studies

(814) 865-8425

wjd14@psu.edu

Faculty

Clemente Abrokwaa

  • Associate Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-5257

cka1@psu.edu

Gabeba Baderoon

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies

(814) 865-2372

gxb26@psu.edu

Sophia Balakian

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-9496

sab707@psu.edu

Elizabeth Carlson

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies

(814) 865-8425

ecc13@psu.edu

Alicia Decker

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African Studies

(814) 867-3561

acdecker@psu.edu

Ephraim Govere

  • Director, Soil Research Cluster Lab and Lecturer in African Studies

(814) 865-1143

emg900@psu.edu

Busi Makoni

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 867-3553

sud17@psu.edu

Sinfree Makoni

  • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and African Studies

(814) 863-2431

sbm12@psu.edu

Richard Mbih

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-9496

ram6096@psu.edu

Kidane Mengisteab

  • Professor of African Studies and Political Science

(814) 863-5815

kim3@psu.edu

Bronwen Powell

  • Assistant Professor of Geography, African Studies, and Anthropology

(814) 865-1187

bxp15@psu.edu

Kevin J.A. Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, and Demography, and African Studies

(814) 863-2387

kjt11@psu.edu

Christopher Tounsel

  • Assistant Professor of History and African Studies

(814) 865-1367

cut70@psu.edu

Staff

Mary Kilcoyne

  • Administrative Support Coordinator

(814) 865-5406

mck48@psu.edu

Billie Moslak

  • Administrative Support Assistant

(814) 865-5406

bjm34@psu.edu

Ashley Scott

  • Administrative Support Assistant

(814) 865-5406

ams87@psu.edu

Jason Traverse

  • Events Coordinator

(814) 867-4561

jdt191@psu.edu

Jamie Whitehead

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Staff Assistant

(814) 865-5406

jle1@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Emma Leonard Boyle

  • Dual PhD candidate in Political Science and African Studies

eml196@psu.edu

Alexander Fyfe

  • Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and African Studies

acf198@psu.edu

Michael Derek Gideon

  • Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and African Studies

mdg28@psu.edu

Vieux Toure

  • Dual PhD candidate in French and Francophone Studies and African Studies

vzt5067@psu.edu