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

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

Regional Expertise
Tanzania

Hilary Warner-Evans

Hilary Warner-Evans

Managing Editor, Africa Today