From the Chair
The Department of African and African American Studies is in the School of Arts and Humanities with such departments as History, Music, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, English, and Philosophy. Courses taken in African and African American Studies can fulfill the College's distribution requirement in historical studies, comparative culture, the arts, or literature (read more).
Mark Christian joins the Department of African and African American Studies as its new chair. He received his B.A. (honors) in Sociology and American Studies from Liverpool Hope University, his M.A. in African & African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Sheffield, UK. He is a senior Fulbright scholar recipient, a former research fellow at the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and is currently a visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology, The University of Liverpool. He arrives at Lehman after spending eleven years at Miami University of Ohio, where he taught courses in African Diaspora Studies with a comparative analysis of the UK and US; and courses in sociology, such as social stratification and race and ethnic relations. He is the editor of Integrated but Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space (Africa World Press, 2012), and author of Multiracial Identity: An International Perspective (Palgrave, 2000), and two other edited volumes. He hasbeen the guest editor of three special issue journals in the field of African & African American Studies. Currently, he is the book review editor for the Journal of African American Studies. His lastest interdisciplinary research interests include the Liverpool Black Atlantic, African American music influences on The Beatles, and the development of African & African American Studies as a field/discipline in the 21st Century.
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On February 21, 2013, The Persuasions visited Lehman College for a wonderful performance enjoyed by all. Click here to see more pictures.
Black Studies Alumna Wins Fullbright: Nicole JeanBaptiste, who graduated summa cum laude in African & African American Studies in 2009, has won a prestigious Fullbright award. Read more.
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