Profiles in "African Studies" Expertise Area

  • Dr. Bruner's research engages religion and violence, health, and globalization.
  • Shamara Wyllie Alhassan's work on Africana women’s radical epistemologies focuses on the ways Rastafari women use livity to create communities of social justice and combat anti-black gendered racism.
  • Her research broadly encompasses refugee/asylum migration and displacement, transnationalism, human rights, transitional justice, militarism, and conflict and peace in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
  • Kroot is an archaeologist whose theoretical and methodological interests include political economy in past societies, stone tool analysis, and collaborative and community-based research methods.