Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Faculty

Faculty Member Position Research Interests
Gregory Mann Professor of History
Department of History
Arts and Sciences
history of francophone West Africa
Rosalind Morris Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Arts and Sciences
relationships between value and violence; aesthetics and the political; the sexualization of power and desire; and the history of anthropological thought and social theory; problem of language and the matter of representation in South Africa and mainland southeast Asia
Abdul Nanji Lecturer in Swahili
Department of Middle Eastern, East Asian, and African Studies
Arts and Sciences
Central and Southern African languages and literature; languages of Africans in the diaspora; and Pan-Africanism
Emmanuelle Saada Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology
Department of French and Romance Philology
Arts and Sciences
history of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century with a specific interest in law; francophone studies
Lesley Sharp Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Anthropology, Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Barnard College
critical analyses of the symbolics of the human body; health and environment; Madagascar
Joseph Slaughter Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Arts and Sciences
Postcolonial literatures of Africa and Latin America; human rights and narrative theory; 20th-century ethnic and third world literatures
Rhiannon Stephens Assistant Professor of History
Department of History
Arts and Sciences
the intersection of gender with social and political organization; popular conceptualizations of poverty and wealth; and cultural and linguistic exchange in multilingual settings
Zoë Strother Riggio Professor of African Art
Department of Art History and Archaeology
Arts and Sciences
the history of iconoclasm in Africa; the continuing legacy of primitivism; problems in methodology
Mariame Sy Lecturer in Wolof and African Language Coordinator and Coordinator of the African Language Program
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Arts and Sciences
morpho-phonology and syntax of West-Atlantic languages such as Wolof and Pulaar; first and second language acquisition
Jennifer Wenzel Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
English and Comparative Literature / Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Postcolonial theory and decolonization; African and South Asian literatures; environmental humanities; energy studies.

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