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Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Keletso Atkins
Associate Professor
872 Social Sciences
612-624-5083
atkin013@umn.edu
Africa, African diasporic studies
Rose Brewer
Professor
839 Social Sciences
612-624-9305
brewe001@umn.edu
Social and behavioral sciences, public policy and development, African diasporic studies
Victoria Coifman
Assistant Professor
825 Social Sciences
612-624-5709
coifm001@umn.edu
Africa, African diasporic studies
Njeri Githire
Associate Professor
848 Social Sciences
612-625-1687
ngithire@umn.edu
African artistic and cultural production, African diasporic studies
Keith Mayes
Associate Professor
827 Social Sciences
612-624-8012
mayes@umn.edu
African American history, social and behavioral sciences; public policy
Tade Okediji
Associate Professor
868 Social Sciences
612-624-8957
tokediji@umn.edu
Social and behavioral sciences, public policy and development, Africa and African diasporic studies
Yuichiro Onishi
Associate Professor
874 Social Sciences
612-625-0513
ohni0001@umn.edu
African American history, Asian American studies, African diaspora studies
Terrion Williamson
Assistant Professor
852 Social Sciences
612-626-7587
tlwillia@umn.edu
African American literature, cultural studies, black feminist theory
John Wright 
Professor
883 Social Sciences
612-624-0845
wrigh003@umn.edu
African American literature, art, and history; Africa and African diasporic studies
Josef Woldense
Assistant Professor 
878 Social Sciences
612-624-0362
jwoldens@umn.edu
Elite politics; authoritarian regimes, African political institutions and social network analysis

Instructors

Name Contact Specialty
Said Ahmed
Teaching Specialist
823 Social Sciences
612-624-8571
ahme0039@umn.edu
African languages (Somali)
Angaluki Muaka
Teaching Specialist
856 Social Sciences
612-625-0185
muaka@umn.edu
African Languages (Swahili), African diasporic studies
Yolanda Williams
Intructor
836 Social Sciences
612-624-0122
willi233@umn.edu
African American literature, art, and history