Staff

Staff

Beth Buggenhagen

Beth Buggenhagen

Director, African Studies Program

Director of Graduate Studies

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

Tavy Aherne

Tavy Aherne

Associate Director, African Studies Program

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Adjunct Faculty, Art History

Research + Teaching Interests
Fulbhe and Bamana arts, artists and aesthetic systems; African textiles; artists as activists; African film and photography; post-colonial theory; museum studies; teaching pedagogies and research methodologies

Regional Expertise
Guinea; Mali; Ghana; Senegal; Nigeria; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Marilyn Estep

Marilyn Estep

Administrative Coordinator

Alwiya Omar

Alwiya Omar

Clinical Professor, Kiswahili, African Studies Program

African Languages Coordinator, African Studies Program

Director, National African Languages Resource Center (NALRC)

Research + Teaching Interests
Kiswahili language and culture; pragmatics; second language acquisition

Regional Expertise
Tanzania