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Africanist Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill

This page contains an alphabetical listing of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill who have research or teaching interests in Africa. In addition to this resource, the Center for Global Initiatives maintains the International Faculty Expertise Database, which allows users to search by various criteria to find faculty members with particular specializations.

The ASC also maintains a listing of faculty members with a focus on Africa at our HBCU partner institution, Winston-Salem State University. View Listing

Linda Adair

linda_adair@unc.edu
Professor, Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Maternal and child nutrition in developing countries; environmental influences on child health; developmental origins of adult disease. Relevant Experience: PI on numerous NIH grants; Honorary Professor, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; UNICEF International Consultation in Developing Countries. Relevant Courses Taught: NUTR 745, International Nutrition.

Simon Alder

salder@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Economics
Specialization: Economic development, including China/Africa economic policy and development.

Barbara Anderson

b_anderson@unc.edu
Associate Director, African Studies Center; Lecturer, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: Reflective practice; adult and continuing professional education; educational consulting in African and African American Studies. Relevant Experience: Led group study tours to Senegal for NC K-16 educators; Developed programs in NC for K-16 educators. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 130, Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies; The African Diaspora in the Colonial Americas, 1450-1800; AAAD 290, Topics in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies.

Glaire Anderson

glaire@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Art
Specialization: History and theory of Islamic architecture. Relevant Experience: Digital Project: A Medieval ‘First in Flight’ http://medievalflight.web.unc.edu/ 'Erasing the East-West Divide,' Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) Grant. Relevant Courses Taught: ARTH 154/ASIA 154, Introduction to Art and Architecture of Islamic Lands (Eighth-16th Centuries CE); ARTH 290, Topics in Art History: Art in the Age of the Caliphate; ARTH 450, The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic Lands; ARTH 458/ASIA 458, Islamic Architecture and the Environment; ARTH 561/ASIA 561, Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean; ARTH 956, Graduate Seminar in Islamic Art: Orientalism and Art.

Robert Anderson

roberto@email.unc.edu
Lecturer of Portuguese, Romance Studies; Coordinator, Languages Across the Curriculum
Specialization: Portuguese language instruction; LAC program development; Afro-Brazilian studies; Luso-Asian literature. Relevant Courses Taught: PORT 203, Intermediate Portuguese I; PORT 204, Intermediate Portuguese II; PORT 385, Lusophone Africa in Literature.

David Ansong

ansong@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Specialization: Educational and economic disparities, youth asset development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Relevant Experience: Study: Impacts of Early Scholarship Grants and Matched Education Savings Accounts on Academic Performance and Progression in Ghana. Relevant Courses Taught: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation

Brandy Arellano

brandy_arellano@unc.edu
Opening Access Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives
Relevant Experience: Manages UNC Center for Global Initiatives programs to open access to new global opportunities. Programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award.

Idris Assani

assani@email.unc.edu
Professor, Mathematics
Specialization: Ergodic theory; probability theory. Relevant Experience: World Bank-ACE project to select and finance STEM research centers of excellence in Africa; Organized collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Farida Badr

fbadr@email.unc.edu
Lecturer in Arabic, Department of Asian Studies.
Relevant Experience: Oral Proficiency Interview Tester of Arabic, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); Coordinator of student conversation groups, UNC-Chapel Hill. Relevant Courses Taught: ARAB 101-102, Elementary Arabic; ARAB 203-204, Intermediate Arabic; ARAB 300, Arabic Grammar and Composition.

Navin Bapat

bapat@unc.edu
Associate Professor, Political Science
Specialization: Political conflict, insurgency, terrorism, interstate conflict, economic conflict, state building. Relevant Courses Taught: POLI 444/PWAD 444, Seminar on Terrorism; POLI 452, Africa and International Conflict.

Maxcine Barnes

mhbarnes@email.unc.edu
Business Manager, Area Studies Centers
Specialization: Business Administration and Computer Science.

Jamie Bartram

jbartram@email.unc.edu
Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering;
Director, Water Institute at UNC
Specialization: Environmental health, disease prevention, drinking water supply and quality; water sanitation. Relevant Experience: Founded the Water Institute at UNC; funding sources include World Vision, UNICEF, PLAN-International/USA, and USAID. Relevant Courses Taught: ENVR 682, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health.

Margaret Bentley

pbentley@unc.edu
Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor, Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Associate Dean for Global Health; Associate Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease
Specialization: Breastfeeding; maternal health; nutrition; obesity; rural health; sexually transmitted diseases. Relevant Experience: Development of a comprehensive fundraising and strategic planning program for global health in the School of Public Health; Research experience in Kenya, Nigeria, and Malawi. Relevant Courses Taught: PUBH 510, Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health; NUTR 745, International Nutrition.

Chris Bingham

cbingham@unc.edu
Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School; Co-Director of Kenan Entrepreneurship Initiative
Specialization: Organizational learning, adaptation, growth, innovation and strategic decision making in entrepreneurial firms and firms in dynamic markets. Relevant Courses Taught: Taught MBA course “Strategy in a Global Arena” (2013-2016).

Shelah Bloom

ssbloom@email.unc.edu
Research Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality and morbidity, gender context of reproductive health in developing countries. Relevant Experience: USAID’s Inter-agency Gender Working Group’ Technical Advisory Group; Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation. Relevant Courses Taught: MHCH 716, International Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

Karen Booth

kmbooth@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Specialization: Gender, sexuality, globalization and underdevelopment; transnational feminisms; HIV/AIDS; reproductive health; human rights. Relevant Courses Taught: WGST 388, The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health; WGST 583, Gender and Imperialism; WGST 610, Feminism, Sexuality, and Human Rights.

Lydia Boyd

lydia.boyd@unc.edu
Associate Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African ethnography and social history; gender and sexuality; medical anthropology; visual anthropology; ethnographic film; urban Africa; religion; Uganda. Relevant Experience: Research focuses on the promotion of sexual abstinence as an HIV/AIDS prevention strategy among born-again Christian youth in Kampala, Uganda. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 200/WGST 200, Gender and Sexuality in Africa; AAAD 210, African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa; AAAD 300, Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa; AAAD 387, HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Diaspora.

Shamecca Bryant

shamecca@live.unc.edu
U.S. Deputy Director, Carolina for Kibera
Specialization: Leads US-based CFK operations, providing technical leadership and direction for strategic partnerships, communications, and fundraising.

Emily Burrill

eburrill@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies; Director, African Studies Center
Specialization: Modern African history; legal and gender history; Muslim societies and French colonial rule; French empire; global histories of women’s rights; post colonialism; feminist theory. Relevant Courses Taught: WGST 313/HIST 313, Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East; WGST 337, African Gender History; HIST 535, Women and Gender in African History; WGST 583, Gender and Imperialism; HIST 719, Readings in African History.

Samba Camara

camaras@unc.edu
Teaching Assistant Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African literature, Wolof language instruction. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 201, The Literature of Africa; AAAD 414, Senegalese Society and Culture; WOLO 401-402, Beginning Wolof; WOLO 403-404, Intermediate Wolof.

Martha Carlough

martha_carlough@med.unc.edu
Director, Office of International Activities, School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Family medicine and reproductive health, skilled birth attendant training and assessment, obstetric and newborn care, malaria and pregnancy, prevention of maternal to child HIV transmission, community level nutrition. Relevant Experience: Samaritan’s Purse; Safe Motherhood and Newborn Care Clinical Advisor for IntraHealth International; Faculty Advisor for Physicians for Human Rights. Relevant Courses Taught: PUBH 704, Foundations of Global Health.

Gina Chowa

chowa@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Specialization: International social development; youth asset development; financial inclusion. Relevant Experience: Testing Impacts of Youth Savings Accounts on Developmental Outcomes for Youth and Household Finances and Well-Being, MasterCard Foundation; Impacts of Early Savings on Youth Economic Opportunities in Ghana; Director, Global Social Development Innovations. Relevant Courses Taught: SOWO 793, Asset Development Practice and Policy; SOWO 881, Development Theory and Practice in Global Settings.

Claude Clegg

cclegg@email.unc.edu
Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor, History; Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African-American History, particularly migration, diaspora, nationalism, and social mobilization amongst peoples of African descent. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 130, Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies; AAAD 487, Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies; AAAD 489, African Diaspora Theory and History.

Myron Cohen

myron_cohen@med.unc.edu
Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases
Specialization: Biology and epidemiology of transmission of STD pathogens, including HIV. Relevant Experience: NIH Fogarty International Training Grant, AIDS International Research and Training Program; HIV Prevention Trials Unit-Malawi; NIH Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Patrick Conway

patrick_conway@unc.edu
Professor and Chair, Economics
Specialization: Problems of developing and transition economies, the impact of IMF adjustment programs on developing economies, international trade and finance. Relevant Courses Taught: ECON 360, Survey of International and Development Economics; ECON 460/EURO 460/PWAD 460, International Economics; ECON 560, Advanced International Economics.

Amy Cooke

acooke@email.unc.edu
Lecturer, Environment and Ecology
Specialization: Political and human ecology in Eastern Africa, natural resources, agriculture and food security issues, and conservation. Relevant Courses Taught: ENEC 204, Environmental Seminar; ENEC 266, Contemporary Africa: Issues in Health, Population, and the Environment; ENEC 325, Water Resource Management and Human Rights; ENEC 370, Agriculture and the Environment; ENEC 490, Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies.

Pamela Cooper

pcooper@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Relevant Experience: UNC South Africa Study Abroad

Altha Cravey

cravey@unc.edu
Associate Professor, Geography
Specialization: Globalization and work; gender; international development; transnationality and transnational lives.
Relevant Courses Taught: GEOG 056, Local Places in a Globalizing World; GEOG 130, Geographical Issues in the Developing World; GEOG 452, Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration.

Sian Curtis

sian_curtis@unc.edu
Research Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Women’s health; contraceptive use; maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS programs; international maternal health; infant mortality. Relevant Courses Taught: MHCH 680, Global Sexual and Reproductive Health; MHCH 716, International Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

Sarah Dempsey

sedempse@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Specialization: Communication, collaboration, and representation in relation to nonprofit, community-based, and gendered forms of organizing. Recent projects investigate the negotiation of accountability and grassroots representation by international NGOs, gendered representations of communication technologies, and the role of difference within transnational feminism. Relevant Courses Taught: COMM 625, Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context.

Karine Dubé

karine_dube@med.unc.edu
Research Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Ebola and HIV prevention and cure research program management. Relevant Courses Taught: PUBH 711, Critical Issues in Global Public Health; PUBH 712, Global Health Ethics; SPHG 700, Introduction to Global Public Health. Relevant Experience: Research Program Manager, UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

Doria El Kerdany

elkerdan@email.unc.edu
Teaching Assistant Professor in Arabic, Asian Studies
Specialization: Egyptian colloquial Arabic; Arabic instruction. Relevant Experience: Coordinator, Arabic Language Program. Relevant Courses Taught: ARAB 101-102, Beginning Arabic; ARAB 203-204, Intermediate Arabic; ARAB 407-408, Readings in Arabic.

Michael Emch

emch@unc.edu
W.R. Kenan Jr., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Geography
Specialization: Medical geography; spatial epidemiology. Relevant Experience: Finding Safe Drinking Water to Mitigate Arsenic Contamination, NSF; Combining Xpert and GIS to identify areas of high tuberculosis transmission, NIH; Epidemiological and Spatial Models of Malaria Transmission, NIH. Relevant Courses Taught: GEOG 445, Medical Geography.

Eugenia Eng

eugenia_eng@unc.edu
Professor, Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Integration of community development and health education interventions in rural US and developing nations.

Carl Ernst

cernst@email.unc.edu
William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor, Religious Studies
Specialization: Islamic studies, premodern and contemporary Sufism. Relevant Experience: Co-Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. Relevant Courses Taught: RELI 180/ASIA 180, Introduction to Islamic Civilization.

Chris Faison

cdf@unc.edu
Coordinator, UNC Men of Color Engagement, Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling
Specialization: Diversity initiatives; engaging, recruiting, retaining and supporting African-American, American Indian and Latino males through graduation and into their careers.

Donato Fhunsu

dfhunsu21@unc.edu
Lecturer, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: Comparative literature; African and African Diaspora Literatures (in English, Spanish, French and African languages); literature, religion and spirituality; language acquisition; language pedagogy; Bantu languages: Lingala, Kikongo; Romance languages: French, Spanish; language mediation (translation and interpreting). Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 200/WGST 200, Gender and Sexuality in Africa; AAAD 201, The Literature of Africa; AAAD 421, Introduction to the Languages of Africa; LGLA 401-402, Beginning Lingala; LGLA 403-404, Intermediate Lingala.

Greg Gangi

ggangi@email.unc.edu
Teaching Associate Professor, Environment and Ecology;
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Education and Field Sites, Institute for the Environment
Specialization: Experiential education; conservation; environmental policy. Relevant Courses Taught: ENEC 325, Water Resource Management and Human Rights; ENEC 490, Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies.

Cynthia Gay

cynthia_gay@med.unc.edu
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, UNC HIV Cure Center
Specialization: Programmatic detection and management of acute HIV infection (AHI); immunologic and virologic events during AHI to inform vaccine development. Relevant Experience: HIV Vaccine Trials Network/ HIV Prevention Trials Network (2016-Present); NIH/NIAID & AIDS Clinical Trials Unit grants (ongoing-2020).

Luis Marcelino Gomez

lgomez@email.unc.edu
Teaching Associate Professor, Romance Studies
Specialization: Portuguese language instruction; creative writing; Sephardic culture.

Clark Gray

cgray@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Geography
Specialization: Population, environment, and development; survey and statistical methods; interactions between rural livelihoods, household well-being, environmental change; human dimensions of soil degradation. Relevant Courses Taught: ENEC 490, Special Topics: Social Vulnerability to Climate Change (GEOG/ENEC 437).

Suzanne Gulledge

sgulledg@email.unc.edu
Professor, School of Education
Specialization: Middle grades education; curriculum and instruction; pedagogy; reflective practice; supervision; global studies. Relevant Courses Taught: EDUC 526, Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas.

Sudhanshu Handa

shanda@email.unc.edu
Lawrence I. Gilbert Distinguished Professor, Public Policy
Specialization: Household economic and demographic behavior in developing countries, particularly the role of public policy in conditioning household demographic choices; Social policy and safety nets; applied development microeconomics. Relevant Experience: 3IE Impact, Long Term Effects of a Cash Transfer Program in Zambia (2017-2019); The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Child Labor in Africa, UNICEF (2015-2018); The Poverty and Health Effects of a Large Scale Cook Stove Initiative, NIH (2014-2019). Relevant Courses Taught: PLCY 895, Poverty and Human Resources.

Jennifer Hazen

jmhazen@email.unc.edu
Lecturer, Public Policy
Specialization: Counter-terrorism and rebel movements in Africa; conflict dynamics, post-conflict peacebuilding. Relevant Experience: Consultant, Joint Special Operations University (2015-17); BAE Systems Inc, in support of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM 2011-2015).

James Herrington

jimhsph@email.unc.edu
Professor of the Practice, Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Family planning services, childhood communicable illnesses and vector-borne infectious diseases. Relevant Experience: Executive Director, Strategic and Emerging Global Partnerships, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Irving Hoffman

irving_hoffman@med.unc.edu
Professor, School of Medicine
Specialization: STD therapy in developing countries; STD health care, administration and policy. Relevant Experience: International Director, UNC Project-Malawi; Director of International Operations, UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

Donald Hornstein

dhornste@email.unc.edu
Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, School of Law
Specialization: Environmental law; administrative law; insurance law; natural resources law; international rivers.

Mina Hosseinipour

mina_hosseinipour@med.unc.edu
Professor, School of Medicine
Specialization: Management of HIV disease in developing countries including prevention, interactions with endemic diseases, treatment of opportunistic infections including malignancies and monitoring strategies for antiretroviral therapy.

Pamela Jagger

pjagger@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Public Policy
Specialization: Role of environmental income in poverty reduction and societal inequality; household level outcomes of forest sector decentralization; natural resource institutions and poverty reduction. Relevant Experience: Director of the FUEL Lab (Forest Use Energy and Livelihoods); PI, NSF and PIRE: Confronting Energy Poverty: Building an Interdisciplinary Evidence Base, Network, and Capacity for Transformative Change (2017-2022). Relevant Courses Taught: PLCY 89, First Year Seminar: Energy Poverty; PLCY 475/ENEC 475, Political Economy of Food; PLCY 520/ENEC 520, Environment and Development; PLCY 799: Collaborative Research on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Lauren Jarvis

ljarvis@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, History
Specialization: History of religion in sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on twentieth-century South Africa; Nazareth Baptist Church in South Africa. Relevant Courses Taught: HIST 130, Modern African History; HIST 279, Modern South Africa; HIST 340, Ethics and Business in Africa; HIST 534, The African Diaspora.

Robert Jenkins

rjenkins@email.unc.edu
Senior Lecturer, Political Science
Relevant Experience: UNC South Africa Study Abroad

Joseph Jordan

jfjordan@email.unc.edu
Director, Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Specialization: Cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the African diaspora, explored through representations in visual and other creative arts. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 284, Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas; AAAD 340, Diaspora Art and Cultural Politics.

William Kamkwamba

wkamkwamba@widernet.org
Youth Program Designer/Coordinator, WiderNet Project
Specialization: Environmental science, solar and wind powered energy and water purification systems; eGranary digital systems. Relevant Experience: Instructor, Chichewa Workshop; Maker Faire Africa (2009) TED Global (2007).

Mark Katz

mkatz@email.unc.edu
Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Music; Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Specialization: Music and technology, contemporary popular music, musical diplomacy. Relevant Experience: U.S. Department of State ($3.3 million) funding to create and run Next Level, a program that sends American hip-hop artists abroad, including to African nations, to foster cultural exchange, conflict prevention, and entrepreneurship.

Alan (Bud) Kauffman

budk@email.unc.edu
Lecturer in Arabic, Asian Studies
Specialization: The effects of non-traditional grammar sequencing on students’ written output; incorporation of culture in Arabic courses via films, authentic texts, music; student engagement. Relevant Courses Taught: ARAB 101-102, Elementary Arabic; ARAB 305-306, Advanced Arabic.

Thomas Kelley

takelley@email.unc.edu
Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor, School of Law
Specialization: African customary law; law and development; comparative law; law of emerging nations; law of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy; and community development law. Relevant Experience: Faculty Supervisor, Community Development Law Clinic. Relevant Courses Taught: LAW 457, African Law and Development.

Jason Kinnear

jkinnear@email.unc.edu
Deputy Director/Interim Director, UNC Study Abroad
Specialization: Education abroad, service-learning and community engagement, program development and administration.

Michael Lambert

mlambert@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: Political anthropology, warfare, nationalism, migration, urbanization. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 214, Ethnography of Africa; AAAD 315, Political Protest and Conflict in Africa; AAAD 412, Regional Seminar in African Studies; AAAD 487, Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies.

Valerie Lambert

vlambert@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Indigenous peoples, with a focus on American Indians of the United States. Relevant Experience: Ethnographic field research among the Nama and Khoi San tribes of southern Africa. Relevant Courses Taught: ANTH 102, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 306, Water and Inequality.

Paul Leslie

pwleslie@unc.edu
Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Demography and reproduction, population biology/population genetics, and Sub-Saharan African pastoralism.

Lisa Lindsay

lalindsa@email.unc.edu
Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor, History
Specialization: Social history of colonial Africa; the Atlantic slave trade; the African Diaspora; Nigeria. Relevant Courses Taught: HIST 83, First Year Seminar: African History through Popular Music; HIST 130, Modern African History; HIST 174H, Honors Seminar in African, Asian, and Middle Eastern History; HIST 243, The United States and Africa; HIST 278, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade; HIST 390, Topics in History; HIST 534: The African Diaspora; HIST 535, Women and Gender in African History; HIST 890, Topics in History for Graduates Section title: Readings in the History of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Winfred (Winnie) K. Luseno

luseno@email.unc.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maternal & Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Adolescents, school-age children and vulnerable women at-risk of HIV infection or already infected with HIV, HIV prevention, HIV health services utilization, and health policy.

Scott Madry

madrys@email.unc.edu
Research Associate Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Applications of remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and spatial analysis for cultural and environmental studies; disaster response and planning; and archaeological predictive modeling; Application of advanced space technologies for complex regional issues such as land use and human settlement patterns over time, including how societies respond to and prepare for disasters. Relevant Experience: Fulbright Specialist at University of Cape Town's (UCT) SpaceLab to improve disaster management and map fires, floods, and deforestation quickly.

Carol Magee

cmagee@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor and Chair, Art and Art History
Specialization: History of contemporary and traditional African art; how Americans come to know and understand Africa through US culture; African photography, Cityscapes. Relevant Courses Taught: ARTH 155, African Art Survey; ARTH 255, African Art and Culture; ARTH 280, Picture That: History of Photography from Tintypes to Instragram; ARTH 300, Art of African Independence; ARTH 353/AAAD 319/ANTH 343, Africa and Masks; ARTH 453/AAAD 486, Africa in the American Imagination; ARTH 488/AAAD 405, Contemporary African Art; ARTH 555, Urban Africa and Global Mobility; ARTH 957, Graduate Seminar in African Art: African Modernisms.

Arvind Malhotra

Arvind_Malhotra@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
H. Allen Andrew Professor of Entrepreneurial Education, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Specialization: The impact of digital innovations, knowledge management, virtual teams and inter-organizational partnerships; adoption of innovative technologies.

Suzanne Maman

maman@email.unc.edu
Professor, Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Public Health; HIV/AIDS; Sub-Saharan Africa. Relevant Experience: NIH: A dyad approach to combination HIV prevention in pregnancy for Zambia and Malawi (2016-2020); NSF: Expanding our theoretical understanding of youth violence by examining neighborhood and peer network influences (2017-2019); NIH: Secondary distribution of HIV self-tests by female sex workers (2016-2021).

Lucy Martin

lemartin@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Specialization: Taxation, development, & accountability in sub-Saharan Africa. Relevant Experience: Governance Project-Innovations for Poverty Action Uganda (ongoing). Relevant Courses Taught: POLI 431, African Politics and Societies.

Rainier Masa

rmasa@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Specialization: Economic and social aspects of health in low-resource communities; HIV Prevention and treatment; social protection and assets; international social development. Relevant Experience: Ghana YouthSave Experiment; Researcher: Global Social Development Innovations Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. Relevant Courses Taught: SOWO 881, Community Practice: Global Perspectives Development Practice in International Settings.

Joseph Megel

megel@email.unc.edu
Senior Lecturer / Artist in Residence, Communication Studies
Specialization: Direction and development of new works for theatre, film, and video. Relevant Experience: Research in Tanzania. Direction and development of new works for theatre, film, and video. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 290, Special Topics: Performing the Politics of Water.

Benjamin Meier

meierb@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor of Global Health Policy; Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor, Public Policy
Specialization: Global health policy; Health services and systems regulation; law and ethics of public health research; international and comparative public health law; public policy for health. Relevant Experience: Technical Lead: CDC, Assessing Foreign Public Health Legal Landscape to Facilitate Achievement of U.S. Global Health Security Goals (2015-2016). Relevant Courses Taught: PLCY 565/HPM 565, Global Health Policy; PLCY 570/HPM 571 Health and Human Rights.

Hassan Melehy

hmelehy@unc.edu
Professor of French, Romance Studies
Specialization: Early modern French and comparative literary studies. Relevant Courses Taught: FREN 260, Literature and the French-Speaking World.

Steven Meshnick

meshnick@email.unc.edu
Professor and Associate Chair, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Malaria; Mother-to-child transmission of HIV; African trypanosomiasis, surveillance; AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. Relevant Experience: Visiting Professor, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi (2003- present); Principal Investigator: Epidemiological and Spatial Models of Malaria Transmission (2014-2019); Principal Investigator: Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine IPTp [antimalarial] in Malawi: Effects on the gut and vaginal moicrobiomes (2016-18). Relevant Courses Taught: EPID 756, Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries.

William Miller

Bill_Miller@unc.edu
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: International health; sexually transmitted diseases; women's health.

Cliff Missen

missenc@email.unc.edu
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science
Specialization: E-Resources and digital library projects in Africa. Relevant Experience: Director, The WiderNet Project. Relevant Courses Taught: INLS 539, Going the Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations

Alphonse Mutima

smutima@email.unc.edu
Adjunct Assistant Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: Kiswahili curriculum development; pedagogy; Lingala instruction; second language acquisition; language variation. Relevant Courses Taught: SWAH 112, Intensive Kiswahili 1-2; SWAH 234, Intensive Kiswahili 3-4; SWAH 401-402, Beginning Kiswahili; SWAH 403-404, Intermediate Kiswahili; SWAH 405-406, Advanced Kiswahili; SWAH 408, Kiswahili LAC; LGLA 401-402, Beginning Lingala; LGLA 403-404, Intermediate Lingala.

Mohamed Mwamzandi

mymzandi@email.unc.edu
Lecturer, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: Pragmatics, morpho-syntax, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, language documentation and preservation. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 421, Introduction to the Languages of Africa; SWAH 401-402, Beginning Kiswahili; SWAH 403-404, Intermediate Kiswahili; SWAH 405-406, Advanced Kiswahili; SWAH 408, Kiswahili LAC.

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

ndaliko@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Music
Specialization: Creative culture in conflict regions/DRC; artistic radicalism and domination; media and socio-political action; aesthetics of humanitarian aid; radical arts interventions in conflict regions. Relevant Experience: Executive Director of the Yole! Africa Cultural Center and the Congo International Film Festival, both located in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Relevant Courses Taught: MUSC 89, Making and Marketing Music in the Digital Age; MUSC 148, Introduction to Black Music; MUSC 286, Music as Culture; MUSC 291, Music and Politics; MUSC 292, Media and Social Change in Africa; MUSC 970, Seminar in Ethnomusicology.

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

nzongola@email.unc.edu
Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African politics; governance; development policy and administration. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 212, Africa in the Global System; AAAD 290, Topics in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; AAAD 396, Independent Study; AAAD 400, The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa; AAAD 412, Regional Seminar in African Studies; AAAD 487, Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies.

Roberta A. (Bobbi) Owen

owenbob@unc.edu
Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor, Dramatic Art
Specialization: Costume and clothing history; traditional dress (garments) in Africa and Asia; theatrical design and designers. Relevant Courses Taught: DRAM 475, Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia.

Max Owre

owre@email.unc.edu
Lecturer, History; Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities
Specialization: Early 19th century French politics. Relevant Courses Taught: HIST 130, Modern African History; HIST 312, History of France and Algeria; HIST 390, Topics in History.

Alicia Peña

alicia.pena@unc.edu
Program Director for Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, UNC Study Abroad
Specialization: Establish, manage, and promote all study abroad programs in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Audrey Pettifor

apettif@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: HIV prevention among young women in South Africa; structural interventions for HIV prevention; behaviors of individuals with Acute HIV Infection and behavioral interventions. Relevant Experience: NIH collaboration/training grant to create a new Masters of Science with a concentration in epidemiology at Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg (2014-2019); Principal Investigator, NIH, Multilevel mechanisms of HIV acquisition in young South African women (2016-2017). Relevant Courses Taught: EPID 756, Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries.

John Pickles

jpickles@unc.edu
Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor, Geography
Specialization: Regional development; post-socialism; economic geographies and industrial change; apparel industry; migration and borders in Euro-Med; research and teaching focus primarily on issues of geographical and social change. Relevant Courses Taught: GEOG 805, Research Seminar in International Area Studies, Development, and Globalization.

David Pier

dpier@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African music, politics of cultural production in Africa, ethnomusicology, music and dance in Uganda. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 290, Topics in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; AAAD 318, Politics of Cultural Production in Africa; AAAD 320, Music of Africa; AAAD 487, Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies.

Barry Popkin

popkin@unc.edu
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Economic and epidemiological analysis of trends in dietary intake, physical activity and body composition around the world; obesity economics and epidemiology. Relevant Courses Taught: NUTR 745, International Nutrition.

Rohit Ramaswamy

ramaswam@email.unc.edu
Director, Center for Global Learning; Clinical Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program; Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Program process management, statistical analysis, and organizational development. Methods and tools for implementation of global health programs, quality improvement of health systems, use of technology. Relevant Experience: Children’s International Foundation, Centers of Excellence for Newborn Care in Ghana (2013-2018); Applied Public Health Informatics, University of Zambia (2017); Continuous Quality Improvement Program, Ghana, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso (2014-2016); Faculty Director, Global Online MPH (2015-pres); Assoc. Director, Global Practice, Gillings Global Gateway (2016-pres). Relevant Courses Taught: PUBH 711, Critical Issues in Global Public Health; PUBH 714, Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs.

Peter Redfield

redfield@email.unc.edu
Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Anthropology of science, technology and medicine; humanitarianism and human rights; ethics, French Guiana; Uganda; South Africa. Relevant Courses Taught: ANTH 147, Comparative Healing Systems; ANTH 280/PWAD 280, Anthropology of War and Peace; ANTH 422, Anthropology of Human Rights.

Stuart Rennie

stuart_rennie@dentistry.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Social Medicine, School of Medicine
Specialization: Research ethics and bioethics in the developing world. Relevant Experience: NIH/Fogarty Awards: Strengthening Bioethics Capacity and Justice in Health (2014-2017); Unintended and intended implications of HIV cure research (2013-2018); Ethics of HIV-Related Research Involving Adolescents in Kenya (2014-2017); Ethics consultant, Save the Children USA (2014-present).

Andrew Reynolds

asreynol@email.unc.edu
Professor, Political Science
Specialization: Democratic design; ethnic conflict; plural societies; Africa. Relevant Courses Taught: POLI 67, First Year Seminar: Designing Democracy; POLI 131, Political Change and Modernization; POLI 431, African Politics and Society.

Paul Roberge

ptr@email.unc.edu
Professor, Germanic Languages and Linguistics
Specialization: Historical linguistics; pidgin and creole languages; language and society; Germanic languages; Afrikaans. Relevant Courses Taught: GERM 125, Afrikaans I; GERM 240, Afrikaans II; GERM 252, South Africa in Literary Perspective; LING 542/ANTH 542, Pidgins and Creoles.

Victoria L. Rovine

Professor, Art and Art History
Specialization: African fashion design, textiles, and contemporary arts in Africa. Relevant Courses Taught: ARTH 155, African Art Survey; ARTH 200/CLAR 200, Art and Fashion from Rome to Timbuktu; ARTH 297, Clothing and Textiles in Africa; ARTH 299, Arts of West Africa; ARTH 303, Art and Colonialism: France in Africa/Africa in France; ARTH 488/AAAD 405, Contemporary African Art; ARTH 750, Advanced Readings: Topics in the History of Art; ARTH 957, Seminar in African Art.

Eunice Sahle

eunice@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor and Chair, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: International political economy; international relations; comparative political economy of development. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 101, Introduction to Africa; AAAD 212, Africa in the Global System; AAAD 318, Politics of Cultural Production in Africa; AAAD 403, Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa; AAAD 412, Regional Seminar in African Studies; AAAD 485, Black Atlantic Crosscurrents; AAAD 691H, Honors Research I; AAAD 692H, Honors Research II; GLBL 405, Comparative Political Economics of Development.

Brigitte Seim

bseim@email.unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Public Policy
Specialization: Accountability in consolidating democracies; strategic responses of political officials to anti-corruption interventions. Relevant Experience: USAID, Impact Evaluation of Local Government Accountability Program (LGAP) in Malawi (2016); Department for International Development (DfID) Impact Assessment of the Law Enforcement Response to Cashgate (2016). Relevant Courses Taught: GLBL 88/89H, First-Year Seminar: Beg, Borrow, and Steal: The Political Economy of Aid, FDI, and Corruption; PLCY 110, Global Policy Issues; PLCY 581, Research Design for Public Policy; GLBL 701, Political Economy of Development.

Khalid Shahu

kshahu1971@unc.edu
Lecturer in Arabic, Asian Studies
Specialization: Arabic instruction, Morocco. Relevant Experience: Arabic Language Placement Test Coordinator and Co-Founder of the Arabic Club, UNC Chapel Hill (2012-present); Imam, Apex Mosque. Relevant Courses Taught: ARAB 101-102, Elementary Arabic; ARAB 203-204, Intermediate Arabic.

Sarah Shields

sshields@email.unc.edu
Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor, History
Specialization: Nationalism in the Middle East; Islamic civilization; Middle East history; economic and social history of the Ottoman Arab provinces. Relevant Courses Taught: HIST 62, First Year Seminar: Nations, Borders, and Identities; HIST 138/ASIA 138, History of Muslim Societies to 1500; HIST 139/ASIA 139, History of Muslim Societies since 1500; HIST 202, Borders and Crossings; HIST 276/ASIA 276, The Modern Middle East; HIST 890, Graduate Seminar- Section Title: Diversity and Conformity in Muslim Societies.

Kavita Singh-Ongechi

singhk@email.unc.edu
Research Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Relevant Experience: FHI 360, Alive and Thrive Impact Evaluation in Nigeria (2016-2019); Understanding the Impact of Stigma on Female Survivors of Ebola (2016-2017); Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Evaluation of a Maternal and Newborn Quality Improvement Project in Ethiopia (2016-2018); Cargill Foundation, Evaluation of a Maternal and Newborn Quality Improvement Project in Pastoral Ethiopia (2016-2018); Senior Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health, MEASURE Evaluation, Carolina Population Center (2011-present). Relevant Courses Taught: MHCH 722, Global Maternal and Child Health.

Jennifer S. Smith

jsssmith@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Infectious disease and reproductive health epidemiology, with a particular focus on human papillomavirus and herpes simplex virus type-2; studies of HPV in less-developed countries. Relevant Experience: NIH, Effect of HPV Self-Collection on Cervical Cancer Screening in High Risk Women (2015-2020); CDC, Strengthening and Implementing Cervical Cancer Control and Public Health Research in Kenya (2016-2021). Relevant Courses Taught: EPID 760, Vaccine Epidemiology.

Ronald Strauss

ron_strauss@unc.edu
Executive Vice Provost; Chief International Officer; Professor, Social Medicine, School of Medicine; Dental Friends Distinguished Professor of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry
Specialization: Social and psychological impacts of facial differences and craniofacial conditions; stigmatization; cleft palate and craniofacial prosthetic management; ethical issues in research; Malawi Dental Project. Relevant Experience: Global programs and partnerships at UNC; Faculty Advisor to the UNC Malawi Dental Project. Relevant Courses Taught: PUBH 420, AIDS: Principles and Practices.

Jeffrey Stringer

jeff_stringer@unc.edu
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine; Director, Division of Global Women’s Health
Specialization: Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS clinical trials and epidemiology. Relevant Experience: Founded the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ); PI of multiple grants (> $190 million as PI) and cooperative agreements, including CIDRZ’s large CDC PEPFAR award and HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit funded by NIAID.

Angela Stuesse

astuesse@unc.edu
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Neoliberal globalization; race, ethnicity, and identity; migration; human rights; labor; methodologies of activist research; the U.S. South and Southwest; Equatorial Guinea. Relevant Courses Taught: GLBL 703, Global Migration and Labor Rights.

Kristine Taylor

kristitl@email.unc.edu
Teaching Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Romance Studies
Specialization: Foreign language teaching techniques, translation, cinema and Mozambican cultural production. Relevant Courses Taught: PORT 203, Intermediate Portuguese I; PORT 388, Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film.

James Thomas

jim_thomas@unc.edu
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Director, MEASURE Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center
Specialization: Social Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, evaluation of structural interventions, public health ethics. Relevant Experience: Director, MEASURE Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center; USAID, MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV $180,000,000 (2014-2019); MEASURE Evaluation Phase III, Kenya Project $35,000,000 (2012-2017).

Silvia Tomášková

tomas@unc.edu
Professor of Anthropology, Professor and Chair of Women's & Gender Studies
Specialization: Archaeological method and theory; Social and gender archaeology; Old World prehistory, Paleolithic archaeology; Prehistoric imagery, theories of symbolic representation. Relevant Courses Taught: ANTH 222/WGST 222, Prehistoric Art.

Annelies Van Rie

vanrie@email.unc.edu
Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Professor, Social Medicine, School of Medicine
Specialization: International health; tuberculosis and HIV; pediatric HIV care. Relevant Experience: NIH, Combining Xpert and GIS to Identify Areas with High TB Transmission (2014-2019).

Richard Vernon

rmvernon@email.unc.edu
Teaching Associate Professor of Portuguese, Romance Studies
Specialization: Street literature/Children’s literature, Portuguese and Spanish language instruction. Relevant Courses Taught: PORT 385, Lusophone Africa in Literature: Discovery to the Present.

Sharon Weir

sharon_weir@unc.edu
Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Specialization: Social aspects of HIV transmission in developing countries. Relevant Experience: Senior Measurement and Evaluation Specialist, MEASURE Evaluation Project. Relevant Courses Taught: EPID 757, Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries.

Colin West

ctw@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Specialization: Human ecology of global change; societal adaptation to the twin processes of global environmental and social change. Relevant Experience: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program, Identifying Sustainable Pathways to Climate Change Adaptation in African Drylands (2016-2017); University Research Council, Explaining Vegetation Trends in Sahelian West Africa: Remote Sensing, Ethnography, and GIS (2015-2017). Relevant Courses Taught: ANTH 238/ENEC 238, Human Ecology of Africa; ANTH 419, Anthropological Application of GIS; ANTH 459/ENEC 459, Ecological Anthropology; ENEC 567, Ecological Analyses and Application.

Dale Whittington

dale_whittington@unc.edu
Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering Gillings School of Global Public Health; Professor, City and Regional Planning
Specialization: Water and sanitation planning in developing countries; environmental policy. Relevant Courses Taught: PLAN 685/ENVR 685, Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries.

Ronald Williams

rcw@unc.edu
Assistant Professor; African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Specialization: African American political thought; race and public policy; African Diaspora politics; race and U.S. foreign relations; and 20th Century African American history. Relevant Courses Taught: AAAD 130, Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies.

Nadia Yaqub

yaqub@email.unc.edu
Associate Professor, Asian Studies
Specialization: Oral Arabic poetry; Modern Arabic literature and film. Relevant Courses Taught: ASIA 64, First Year Seminar: Arab World Photography; ARAB 150, Introduction to Arab Culture; ARAB 151, Arabic Literature through the Ages; ARAB 337, Borders and Walls in the Arab World; ARAB 407-408, Readings in Arabic; ARAB 434, Modern Arabic Literature in Translation; ARAB 453, Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World.