Wale Adebanwi

Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies

  • Ethnicity

  • Nationalism

  • Race, Elites, Media, State

  • Urban formations

  • Intellectual History

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David Amponsah

Presidential Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

  • African Religious History

  • Health and Healing in Africa

  • Religion, Politics, and Power

  • Colonialism and Empire

  • Africa–India Relations

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Cheikh Anta Mbacke Babou

Associate Professor of History

  • African History and the History of Islam in Africa

  • Francophone West Africa from the 19th century

  • Contemporary African diasporas in Europe and the United States

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Rita Barnard

Professor of English and Comparative Literature

  • South African Literature

  • Post-Colonial African Literature

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Gregory Bisson

Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Patient-Oriented Research

  • HIV

  • International Health

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William Burke-White

Richard Perry Professor Professor of LawInaugural Director, Perry World House

  • International Law

  • International Relations

  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction

 

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Lee Cassanelli

Associate Professor of History

  • African history, oral history, and comparative world history

  • The Horn of Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia) from the 18th to the 20th century

  • Social and cultural transformations in Somalia since 1890:

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Ali Dinar

Senior Lecturer

  • Sudanese popular culture

  • Politics of identity

  • History of colonial and post-colonial Africa

Richard Estes

Emeritus Professor

  • International and Comparative Social Development

  • Strategic and Long Term Planning

  • Social Indicators

  • Social Reporting

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Hocine Fetni

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising, The College, School of Arts and Sciences Adjunct. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

  • Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Political Instability and Laws of Investment in North Africa

  • Law and Social Change in the Middle east and North Africa - Corporation of Islamic Law

 

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Aline Gatignon

Assistant Professor of Management

  • Cross-sector Partnerships

  • Emerging Markets

  • Cooperative Strategy

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Non-market Strategy

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Multi-level Theory

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Guy Grossman

Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Comparative politics

  • Political economy of developing countries

  • African politics

  • Political behavior

  • Causal inference

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Michael Hanchard

Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies

  • Comparative Politics (Nationalism, Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, Political Culture)

  • Africana Studies

  • Latin American Studies

  • Political Theory (Citizenship, Comparative Political Theory)

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Marja Hoek-Smit

Director of the International Housing Finance Program Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center Adjunct Professor Real Estate & City and Regional Planning

  • Housing

  • Finances and Planning

  • Eastern and Southern Africa

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John L. Jackson Jr.

Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology Professor of Africana Studies, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

  • Ethnographic Film and Visual Studies

  • Race Theory

  • Globalization, Transnationalism, and Diaspora

  • Media Anthropology

  • Urban Studies

  • Cultural Studies

  • Performance Theory

  • Popular Culture

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John B. Jemmott III

Kenneth B. Clark Professor of Communication

  • Methods for reducing HIV/STD risks in the black community

 

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Hans-Peter Kohler

Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography, Department of Sociology Research Associate, Population Studies Center University of Pennsylvania

  • Fertility and Related Behaviors in Both Developing and Developed Countries

  • Social Interactions and AIDS-related Behavior in Africa

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Andrew Lamas

Lecturer, Urban Studies Program Lecturer, School of Social Policy and Practice

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Mark Liberman

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Linguistics

  • Phonetic Evidence for Linguistic Structure

  • Phonology and Phonetics of Lexical Tone in West African languages

  • Application of Linguistics in Speech Recognition and Synthesis

 

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Ian MacMillan

The Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Organizational Competence

  • New Venture Management and Entrepreneurship

 

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Audrey Mbeje

  • Discourse analysis and second/foreign language pedagogy

  • Foreign language curriculum design and assessment

  • Online and text-based material development

  • Anaphora, passivization, and tense/aspect in the Nguni languages of South Africa

Ramah McKay

Assistant Professor

  • Global Health

  • History and anthropology of humanitarianism

  • Critical approaches to development

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Carol Muller

Professor of Music

  • Music

  • Gender

  • Ethnography

  • Gospel and Muslim Music in Philly

  • South Africa

  • Performance Studies

  • New Media and Technology

  • Pedagogy

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Brendan O’Leary

Lauder Professor of Political Science

  • Nationalism

  • National and Ethnic Conflict-Regulation

  • Democracy

  • Democratization and Electoral Systems

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Neil Perry Sheth

Assistant Professor Of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Acetablar Bone Loss

  • Pelvic Discontinuity

  • Osteolysis in Total Hip Arthroplasty

  • Antibiotic Coated Artrhoplasty Implants

  • Peri-prosthetic Infection

  • Orthopaedic Surgery in Global Health

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Eve Troutt Powell

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies

  • The relationship between Africa and the Middle East

  • History of African slavery in the Nile valley

Theodore Schurr

Professor of Anthropology

  • Biological History of and Complex Diseases in African Populations 

Heather Sharkey

Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

  • History

  • Society and Culture of North Africa

  • Historical Reflections of religion in North Africa

Sarah Tishkoff

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor

  • African Integrative Evolutionary Genomics

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Robert Vitalis

Professor of Political Science

  • Race and American International Relations Theory

  • African-American Internationalist Thought

  • The Political and Cultural Economy of the World Oil Industry

  • American Expansionism

  • History of International Relations and Development Studies

 

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Daniel Wagner

Professor, UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy Director, International Literacy Institute and National Center of Adult LiteracyHead, Program in International Education Development

  • Cross-Cultural Studies of Cognition and Socialization

  • Education in Developing Countries

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Josef W. Wegner

Assistant Professor, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

  • Egyptian Mortuary Complex and Middle Kingdom Settlement Patterns in South Abydos

  • Egyptian Culture and Archaeology

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Sharon Wolf

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division

  • Poverty and child development

  • Risk and resilience

  • Early childhood education

  • School readiness

  • Teacher professional development

  • Program evaluation

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Dagmawi Woubshet

Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

  • 20th-Centure American Literature

  • African American and Ethnic American Literatures

  • Postcolonial and Transnational Literatures

  • Global English

  • African American Studies

  • Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Poetry and Poetics

  • Race, Empire, Postcolonialism

  • Transatlantic Studies

  • Visual Culture

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Tukufu Zuberi

Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies

  • Sociology

  • Human Rights

  • Global Africa

  • Africana Studies

  • Population and Health

  • Film

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