Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate faculty

Akin Adesokan

Akin Adesokan

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Associate Professor, The Media School

Research + Teaching Interests
twentieth and twenty-first century African and African American/African Diaspora literatures and cultures; global postcoloniality; African cinema and contemporary global cinemas; postcolonial intellectual history; nonfictional prose; literary and cultural theory

Regional Expertise
Nigeria

Osita Afoaku

Osita Afoaku

Clinical Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
international and sustainable development; democratization; state reconstruction in Africa; U.S. and African / Third World relations; Islamist terrorism and the Nigerian state

Regional Expertise
Nigeria; Democratic Republic of the Congo

Heather Akou

Heather Akou

Associate Professor, Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Research + Teaching Interests
textile analysis, design, and product development; Africa and African Diaspora; socio-cultural textiles and apparel; non-western histories of dress; migration and globalization; fashion theory and symbolic interaction

Regional Expertise
Mali

Salman Al-Ani

Salman Al-Ani

Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Research + Teaching Interests
Arabic linguistics with special emphasis on phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax

Erna Alant

Erna Alant

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

Otting Chair, Special Education, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
augmentative and alternative communication for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Clark Barwick

Clark Barwick

Senior Lecturer, Kelley School of Business

Research + Teaching Interests
literary criticism and cultural history; African American literature; racial politics of cultural memory

Robert Botne

Robert Botne

Professor, Linguistics

Research + Teaching Interests
Bantu languages; tense/aspect/modality systems; morphology; comparative linguistics; lexical semantics of verbs

Regional Expertise
Malawi

Vincent Bouchard

Vincent Bouchard

Assistant Professor, French and Italian

Research + Teaching Interests
media (literature, cinema, telephone, radio, internet) and cultural studies (popular cultures, reception); audio-visual mediation of orality (speech, gesture); Francophone cultures in Africa and North America

Regional Expertise
Burkina Faso; Senegal

Jennifer Brass

Jennifer Brass

Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
African politics; non-governmental organizations; service provision, governance, and state development; energy and international development

Regional Expertise
Kenya; Uganda; Djibouti; Senegal

Kevin D. Brown

Kevin D. Brown

Richards S. Melvin Professor, Mauer School of Law

Research + Teaching Interests
law and education; race, American society and the law; torts and criminal law

Regional Expertise
Ghana; South Africa

Beth Buggenhagen

Beth Buggenhagen

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research + Teaching Interests
circulation and value; material and visual culture; photography; gender and Islam; Senegalese diaspora in the U.S.

Regional Expertise
Senegal

Kimberly Carballo

Kimberly Carballo

Instructor and Coordinating Opera Coach, Jacobs School of Music

Member of Tunaweza Kimuzikia project promoting exchange among educators, scholars, and performers in Kenya and the U.S.

Regional expertise
Kenya

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

Professor, Linguistics

Research + Teaching Interests
phonology; semitic linguistics; African American English; general linguistics

Barbara Dennis

Barbara Dennis

Associate Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
complexities of diversity; pragmatic theory of care; theories of identity and their connection to methodological theory

Regional Expertise
Uganda

Sameeksha Desai

Sameeksha Desai

Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
economic development; globalization and entrepreneurship; private sector development in conflict / post-conflict recovery and political instability

Regional Expertise
Rwanda

Mireille Djenno

Mireille Djenno

African Studies Librarian, Herman B Wells Library

Research Interests
collection development; bibliography; African literature; comparative feminisms

Regional Expertise
West Africa; Equatorial Africa

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn

Associate Professor, Geography

Research + Teaching Interests
humanitarianism and displacement; refugees and internally displaced people; ethnic conflict; state formation; Congolese refugees in the U.S.

Regional Expertise
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jon Eldon

Jon Eldon

Lecturer, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
farmer adaptation; agricultural ecosystems; soil fertility management; rural livelihoods

Regional Expertise
Senegal; The Gambia

Sergio Fernandez

Sergio Fernandez

Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
public administration; organization theory; organizational behavior; governance; research methods

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Greg Fisher

Greg Fisher

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business

Research + Teaching Interests
entrepreneurship; business strategy; corporate entrepreneurship and turn-around management

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Research + Teaching Interests
feminist postcolonial science studies; feminist science studies; science and technology studies; feminist and critical race legal theory; transnational/postcolonial feminisms; feminist research methodologies; human rights and intellectual property law

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Marion Frank-Wilson

Marion Frank-Wilson

Associate Dean, Collection Development and Archival Collections, Herman B Wells Library

Research Interests
African literature; travel writing by Africans; bibliography; African crime novels

Regional Expertise
Uganda; Nigeria; Zimbabwe; South Africa

Jane Goodman

Jane Goodman

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research + Teaching Interests
performance and civic life; intertextuality; colonial and postcolonial formations; theater, music, and poetry; Algerian diaspora in France

Regional Expertise
Algeria

Betsi Grabe

Betsi Grabe

Professor, The Media School

Associate Dean, The Media School

Research + Teaching Interests
mass media and communication; influence of visual content and message packaging on comprehension

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Margaret Graves

Margaret Graves

Assistant Professor, Art History

Research + Teaching Interests
medieval Islamic visual culture; nineteenth-century Islamic arts; the image of architecture in paintings, sculpture, and applied arts; Orientalism, historiography and the master-narrative(s) of Islamic art

Regional Expertise
Morocco; Egypt

Vivian Halloran

Vivian Halloran

Associate Professor, American Studies

Research + Teaching Interests
Caribbean literature; interconnections between art, history, literature and performance; depictions of slavery in literature and museums; national and cultural identities; food and cultural memory

Regional Expertise
Caribbean

John Hanson

John Hanson

Professor, History

Executive Associate Dean, Hamilton Lugar School

Research + Teaching Interests
Religious imagination and social initiatives of Muslims in western Africa; Sufi movements in nineteenth century Mali and Senegal; historical transformations in Africa (pre-colonial and colonial); historical methods

Regional Expertise
Ghana; Senegal; Mali

Kevin Hunt

Kevin Hunt

Professor, Anthropology

Director, Human Origins and Primate Evolution Lab

Research + Teaching Interests
functional morphology and ecology of hominids and apes

Regional Expertise
Tanzania; Uganda

Zaineb Istrabadi

Zaineb Istrabadi

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Research + Teaching Interests
teaching Arabic as a second language; Sufism

Eileen Julien

Eileen Julien

Professor, Comparative Literature

Professor, French and Italian

Research + Teaching Interests
connections between Africa, Europe, and North America; postcolonial studies; African resources (e.g., oral traditions) and their relationship to ‘global’ forms, such as the novel; intellectual significance of Paris (and, more generally, of travel) for black identities; gender in relation to diaspora longing, national identity, and narrative form

Regional Expertise
Senegal; Cameroon

James Kelly

James Kelly

Associate Professor, Journalism, The Media School

Research + Teaching Interests
influence of digital imaging technology on news photo credibility and audience understanding of photo journalism ethics; photojournalism; graphic communication and publication design; role of mass media in society; reporting of HIV/AIDS and health care

Regional Expertise
Kenya; Uganda; Tanzania; Ethiopia; Morocco

Patricia Kubow

Patricia Kubow

Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education

Director, Center for International Education, Development and Research, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
democratic citizenship education in comparative, international, and cross-cultural contexts

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein

Professor, History

Regional Focus
South Africa; the U.S.

Research + Teaching Interests
intersection of labor history and the struggle for racial justice in the U.S. South and twentieth century South Africa; South African labor relations and the state; civil rights

Regional Expertise
South Africa

David K. Lohrmann

David K. Lohrmann

Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
school health promotion programs; school health education; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention

Regional Expertise
Ghana

Don Lyon

Don Lyon

Clinical Professor, School of Optometry

Chief of Pediatric and Binocular Vision Service, School of Optometry

Director of Residencies, School of Optometry

Research + Teaching Interests
pediatric optometry; amblyopia; binocular vision disorders

Regional expertise
Rwanda

Pedro Machado

Pedro Machado

Associate Professor, History

Research Interests
historical intersections of western India and southeastern Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; histories of Indian Ocean pearl fisheries; history of eucalyptus within the Portuguese Empire’s Atlantic and Indian Ocean spheres

Regional Expertise
South Africa; Mozambique

Lauren M. MacLean

Lauren M. MacLean

Professor, Political Science

Research + Teaching Interests
comparative political economy and public policy, with focus on the politics of state formation, public goods provision, and citizenship in Africa and the U.S.

Regional Expertise
Ghana; Côte d’Ivoire; Kenya; Uganda

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, The Media School

Director, Black Film Center/Archive, The Media School

Research + Teaching Interests
diasporic and émigré cinematic formations; Latin, African, and postcolonial cinemas; transnational migration; documentary practice

Regional Expertise
Burkina Faso

Bárbero Martínez-Riuz

Bárbero Martínez-Riuz

Associate Professor, Art History

Tanner-Opperman Chair in Honor of Roy Sieber

Research + Teaching Interests
African and African diaspora art; aesthetics and culture; graphic writing systems; rock painting; Afro-Latin American and Caribbean visual culture, art and aesthetics; theories of the avant-garde; contemporary theory

Regional Expertise
West Africa; Central Africa; the Americas

Allison Martino

Allison Martino

Laura and Raymond Wielgus Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas at Eskenazi Museum of Art

  • martinoa@iu.edu

Regional Expertise
Ghana

Murray McGibbon

Murray McGibbon

Associate Professor, Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Research + Teaching Interests
acting and directing

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Beth Meyerson

Beth Meyerson

Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
public health policy and systems; policy behaviors (especially by public institutions) and their measurement

Regional Expertise
Kenya; Nigeria; Botswana

Susan Middlestadt

Susan Middlestadt

Professor, School of Public Health

Director, Graduate Education for Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
design and evaluation of theory-based and empirically-grounded behavior programs; social and behavioral determinants of health

Regional Expertise
Mali; East Africa

Marissa Moorman

Marissa Moorman

Associate Professor, History

Research + Teaching Interests
popular cultural practices and politics; gender, sexuality, Africa and nation; relationship between the technology of radio and the shifting politics of southern Africa

Regional Expertise
Angola; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Nader Morkus

Nader Morkus

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Director, Arabic Language Program, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Research + Teaching Interests
second language acquisition; discourse level analysis of the speech act of refusal in Egyptian Arabic; intercultural pragmatics and communication

Regional Expertise
Egypt

Michelle Moyd

Michelle Moyd

Associate Professor, History

Research + Teaching Interests
histories of conflict, militarization, and humanitarianism; history of World War I and its aftermaths; labor history

Regional Expertise
Tanzania; Kenya; Uganda

Luciana Namorato

Luciana Namorato

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Director, Portuguese Program

Research + Teaching Interests
transatlantic Luso-Brazilian Studies; twentieth and twenty-first century Brazilian literature; contemporary Latin American narrative

Regional Expertise
Brazil

Jackson Njau

Jackson Njau

Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Research + Teaching Interests
paleolandscapes and paleoenvironmental contexts of hominid evolution

Regional Expertise
Tanzania

Martha Nyikos

Martha Nyikos

Associate Professor, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
cognitive and socialization factors in language learning and strategies of foreign language students; collaboration; constructivist approaches and resistance factors in teacher development

Regional Expertise
Cameroon; Senegal; Azerbaijan

Cecilia Obeng

Cecilia Obeng

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
breast-feeding and child health; pre-school children’s health; role of the family in child development; immigrant families’ health; culture and health

Regional Expertise
Ghana

Samuel Obeng

Samuel Obeng

Professor, Linguistics

Research + Teaching Interests
African languages, especially endangered languages; political discourse analysis; the politics about languages in Africa; multilingualism and language contact, pragmatics of prosody, ethnopragmatics

Regional Expertise
Ghana

Patrick O'Meara

Patrick O'Meara

Special Advisor to the President, Indiana University

Professor Emeritus, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Former Director, African Studies Program

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Oghenekaro Omodior

Oghenekaro Omodior

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
vector-borne emerging infectious diseases (VBEIDs) in the context of outdoor recreation, travel and tourism

Regional Expertise
Nigeria; Caribbean

Sarah Osterhoudt

Sarah Osterhoudt

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Research + Teaching Interests
environmental anthropology; agrarian studies; agro-ecological systems; political ecology; trade and development; anthropology of knowledge

Regional Expertise
Madagascar

Solimar Otero

Solimar Otero

Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Research + Teaching Interests
gender, sexuality, Afro-Caribbean spirituality, and Yoruba traditional religion in folklore, literature, and ethnography

Oana Panaïté

Oana Panaïté

Ruth N. Halls Professor, French and Italian

Research + Teaching Interests
twentieth and twenty-first century French-language writing in France, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa; literary theory; the poetics and politics of fiction; postcolonial and transfrontier approaches to literature

Todd Peabody

Todd Peabody

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Optometry

Chief, Third Year Primary Care Services, School of Optometry

Director, Continuing Education, School of Optometry

Research + Teaching Interests
medical optometry; pre-clinic case analysis and communication and professional communication

Clémence Pinaud

Clémence Pinaud

Assistant Professor, International Studies

Research + Teaching Interests
gender and sexual violence; relationships between civilians and guerrilla groups; war and post-war economy; state-building processes

Regional Expertise
South Sudan; Ethiopia; Sierra Leone

Philip Powell

Philip Powell

Clinical Associate Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business

Faculty Chair, Kelley Direct M.B.A. and M.S. programs, Kelley School of Business

Research + Teaching Interests
international management; global consulting; economic foundations; managerial economics and macroeconomics; healthcare economics and business strategies

Regional Expertise
South Africa; Botswana

Jamie Prenkert

Jamie Prenkert

Associate Professor, Business Law, Kelley School of Business

Research + Teaching Interests
employment discrimination; retaliation protections; business and human rights; governance approaches to transnational business and legal issues; marketing law and commercial speech

Regional Expertise
South Africa

Michael Reece

Michael Reece

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Associate Dean, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
sexual health and behaviors; HIV/AIDS education and prevention; health care management

Regional Expertise
Kenya; Uganda; South Africa

Daniel Reed

Daniel Reed

Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Research + Teaching Interests
music and religion; mask performance; ritual; identity; popular music; immigration; transnationalism; diaspora; music and health; Ivorian immigrants in the U.S.

Regional Expertise
Côte d’Ivoire; Mali; Guinée

Beth Samuelson

Beth Samuelson

Associate Professor, Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
language awareness and the flows of English literacy practices across global boundaries; literacy theory; language learning and cross-cultural experience in non-Western contexts

Regional Expertise
Democratic Republic of Congo; Rwanda

Fred Schlegel

Fred Schlegel

Lecturer, Management and Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business

Research + Teaching Interests
international business; strategic planning; management of technology and innovation

Regional Expertise
Ghana; Kenya; South Africa

Whitney Schlegel

Whitney Schlegel

Associate Professor, Biology

Advisor, AMPATH

Advisor, Medical School Exchange with Moi University

Research + Teaching Interests
chronic disease and food systems; human pathology; human physiology; comparative animal physiology; captive management of animals

Regional Expertise
Kenya

Antonia Schleicher

Antonia Schleicher

Professor, African Studies Program

Director, National African Language Resource Center

Research + Teaching Interests
Yoruba language; African language materials development; theory and practice of African language teaching; language evaluation

Regional Expertise
Nigeria

Jeanne Sept

Jeanne Sept

Professor, Anthropology

Research + Teaching Interests
archeology; human evolution; paleoecology; primate ecology and diet

Regional Expertise
Kenya; eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; Tanzania; South Africa; Côte d’Ivoire

Jessica Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg

Assistant Professor, International Studies

Research + Teaching Interests
politics of natural resources; non-state goods provision; strategies of governance in regions of limited state presence; conflict events reporting

Regional Expertise
Mozambique; Democratic Republic of Congo; Zambia

Rex Stockton

Rex Stockton

Chancellors Professor, Counselling and Educational Psychology, School of Education

Research + Teaching Interests
counseling and counselor training; counselor training and research related to HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; group dynamics; human resource delivery systems

Regional Expertise
Botswana

Esi Eduwaa Thompson

Esi Eduwaa Thompson

Assistant Professor, The Media School

Research + Teaching Interests
health risk and crisis communication; strategic communication; development communication

Regional Expertise
Ghana; South Africa

Mohammad Torabi

Mohammad Torabi

Chancellor's Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
measurement and evaluation of school and public health education programs; factors associated with health behaviors; health promotion

Regional Expertise
Egypt

Estela Vieira

Estela Vieira

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Research + Teaching Interests
Portuguese and Brazilian literatures and cultures; comparative Lusophone and Hispanic studies

Regional Expertise
Brazil; Portugal

Steve Vinson

Steve Vinson

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Research + Teaching Interests
ancient Egyptian language and literature; history of Graeco-Roman Egypt; ancient Egyptian transportation and trade

Regional Expertise
Egypt

Henry Wakhungu

Henry Wakhungu

Senior Lecturer, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Research + Teaching Interests
development of simulation models for sustainable management of indigenous community forests; experimental designs in tropical forestry research; service learning and classroom action research; statistical analysis

Regional Expertise
Kenya

Michael D. Wasserman

Michael D. Wasserman

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Human Biology

Research + Teaching Interests
primate ecology and evolution; environmental endocrinology, conservation biology and sustainability; evolutionary medicine and EcoHealth; nutritional anthropology

Regional Expertise
Uganda

David Williams

David Williams

John S. Hastings Professor, Mauer School of Law

Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Mauer School of Law

Research + Teaching Interests
constitutional design; Native American law; constitutional treatment of difference; relationship between constitutionalism and political violence

Regional Expertise
Liberia; South Sudan

Susan Williams

Susan Williams

Walter W. Foskett Professor, Mauer School of Law

Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Mauer School of Law

Research + Teaching Interests
comparative constitutional law; feminist jurisprudence; property law

Regional Expertise
Liberia; South Sudan

Sara J. Young

Sara J. Young

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Research + Teaching Interests
legal issues in recreation and sport settings related to risk management, program delivery, and participant conduct; using recreational sport to help solve community health issues for youth

Regional Expertise
Ghana