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Africa
 

Allen Ballard

Allen Ballard
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Africana Studies
Department: History


Expert in the following: African-American history, Civil War history, Soviet history
Campus phone: (518) 442-5407
Campus email: aballard@albany.edu


Roxanne Booth

Roxanne Booth
College of Arts and Sciences
Adjunct
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: African American church history; African American religion; African American Christian missions history; Christian missions; cross-cultural studies; Christian education
Campus phone: (518) 442-4730
Campus email: rbooth@albany.edu


Eloise Briére

Eloise Briére
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Expert in the following: Literatures, cultures, and language issues of the Francophone areas of the world, particularly West Africa, the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe), and North America (Quebec, New England, Louisiana); cinema of Francophone West Africa, Caribbean and Quebec
Campus phone: (518) 442-4222
Campus email: ebriere@albany.edu


Helen Desfosses

Helen Desfosses
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Associate Professor
Department: Public Administration and Policy
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Politics--local, state, national and international; public policy; campaigns and elections; legislative politics; Africa; Middle East; women and families
Campus phone: (518) 442-5254
Campus email: hdesfosses@albany.edu


Ryan Irwin

Ryan Irwin
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: American foreign relations, globalization, international organizations, and decolonization
Campus phone: (518) 442-5379
Campus email: rirwin@albany.edu


Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: English


Expert in the following: Contemporary literature, especially poetry and poetics, of the U.S., U.K., Europe, North Africa, and beyond; theory of the avant-garde and diaspora studies; comparative literature and translation studies; North African culture
Campus phone: (518) 442-4085
Campus email: pjoris@albany.edu


Kristi McClamroch

Kristi McClamroch
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Expert in the following: Epidemiology; sexually transmitted infections (STI); HIV; sex work; Haiti; Madagascar; the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Campus phone: (518) 402-0397
Campus email: kmcclamroch@albany.edu


Ibram Rogers

Ibram Rogers
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Diversity; higher education; racism; affirmative action; race & education; student activism; black history; Africana Studies; black politics; human rights
Campus phone: (518) 442-4729
Campus email: irogers@albany.edu


Malcolm Russell-Einhorn

Malcolm Russell-Einhorn
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Research Professor
Department: Director
Department: Center for International Development


Expert in the following: U.S. and Comparative Administrative Law and Administrative Justice; Legal and Regulatory Reform in Developing Countries; Law and Economic Development; Legislative/Parliamentary Strengthening in Developing Countries; Civic Engagement/Public Participation in Policymaking; Anti-Corruption Strategies; Foreign Assistance and Aid Effectiveness
Campus phone: (518) 443-5124
Campus email: mrussell-einhorn@albany.edu


Leonard Slade Jr.

Leonard Slade Jr.
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Africana Studies
Department: Adjunct Professor
Department: English


Expert in the following: Black literature; black history; black poetry; and 19th century American literature, particularly author Herman Melville
Campus phone: (518) 442-4726
Campus email: lslade@albany.edu


Marcia Sutherland

Marcia Sutherland
Department: Africana Studies
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Social and psychological development of black children, inclusiveness of education, transracial adoption, HIV/AIDS and people of African descent, enslavement and colonial experiences of people of African descent, black studies, mock jury trials, nonverbal behavior of people of African descent
Campus phone: (518) 442-4727
Campus email: msutherland@albany.edu



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Jogindar Uppal

Jogindar Uppal
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Economics
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Economic and social problems facing India, Pakistan, and Indonesia; urban economics; African economic development
Campus phone: (518) 442-4748
Campus email: juppal@albany.edu


Oscar Williams

Oscar Williams
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: African American history and literature; American slavery; black nationalism; black conservatism; slavery in New York.
Campus phone: (518) 442-4593
Campus email: owilliams@albany.edu