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Department of African American Studies University of Illinois Springfield

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Core Faculty

Kamau KemayoKamau KemayĆ³
African-American Studies
Department Chair
Assistant Professor of African-American Studies
Ph.D. American Studies, St. Louis University

Office: UHB 3030
Phone: (217) 206-8248

Research Interests: Literature

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Angela WinandAngela Winand
Assistant Professor of African-American Studies
Ph.D. American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Office: UHB 3033
Phone: (217) 206-8331

Research Interests: History of Creoles of color in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., with a special interest in gender

Associated Faculty


Rachell Anderson
Associate Professor of Human Services

Psy.D. Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Office: BRK 337
Phone: (217) 206-7572

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Hugh Harris
Associate Professor of Political Studies

Office: PAC 356
Phone: (217) 206-7883

William Jordan
Associate Professor of Legal Studies, Applied Study

Office: PAC 336
Phone: (217) 206-7880

Leonard MarcellusMarcellus Leonard
Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning
Associate Professor of English
D.A. Teaching Writing, Illinois State University

Office: BRK 472
Phone: (217) 206-7452

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McGregor DeborahDeborah McGregor
Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies
Ph.D. History, Binghamton University

Office: UHB 3063
Phone: (217) 206-7439

Livinus OdozorLivinus Odozor
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D. English, University of Toronto

Phone: (217) 206-8335
Office: UHB 3073

Research Interests: World literatures in English, African literature, Postcolonial literature and theory, Caribbean literature, cultural studies, contemporary theory and textual studies, the modern novel.

James Stuart
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California at Riverside


vaAnnette Van Dyke
Professor of English, Women’s Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota

Phone: (217) 206-7420
Office: UHB 3025

Research Interests: Multicultural American women’s literatures; Native American literature and women’s spirituality; African-American, Asian-American, Latina, and lesbian literatures.

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Adjunct Faculty

Luz Solano


Professor of African-American Studies and Spanish Language

Office: UHB 3017
Phone: (217) 206-6092

Research Interests: Caribbean History and Culture

Emeriti Faculty

Jan DroegkampJan Droegkamp
Emerita Professor of African-American Studies, Liberal Studies, Individual Option, and Women’s Studies
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Office: UHB 3028
Phone: (217) 206-7418

Research Interests: Women across cultures and South African women

Durward Long
Professor Emeritus of Economic History

Office: CBM 51
Phone: (217) 206-7434