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Africana Studies

Georges E. Fouron, Ed.D. is Professor of Education and Social Sciences and Interim Chair of the Africana Studies Department. A native of Haiti, he obtained his undergraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Haiti and conducted his postgraduate work in International Relations at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Professor Fouron has published numerous articles on Haitian transnational migration, education, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism. He is co-author of the 1991 book Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-distance Nationalism and the Search for Home. 

Specific area of expertise: Social studies education; bilingual education; identity; Haiti; immigrants' experience in America; transnationalism. 

Peniel E. Joseph, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. He is author of Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006) and editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era. Professor Joseph, whose work has appeared in the New York Times and the Chronicle Review, is a leading scholar of African-American history and a frequent public commentator on issues related to civil rights, race, and democracy. 

Specific areas of expertise: Civil rights, Black Power, African-American intellectual, political, social, and cultural history; social movements; Pan-Africanism; race relations; black feminism; popular culture; urban history.