Affiliated Faculty

The allied programs in the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies include Affiliated Faculty. Affiliated Faculty status allows faculty to have a recognized relationship to a department or program outside their formal appointment.

Affiliated faculty status is appropriate for faculty who have teaching or scholarly expertise relevant to the affiliate department and its programs. This will often mean regularly teaching a core course and/or important electives within the department of affiliation. Or, it may reflect relevant professional experience, scholarship, or creative activity that substantially enriches the experiences of students in the affiliate department.

Affiliated status is conferred by the Chair of the affiliated department, in consultation with the relevant program director.

Africana Studies

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Abel Amado

Assistant Professor

Political Science & International Relations

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Sheldon George

Professor and Chair of English


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Marda Messay

Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures

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Jessica Parr

Assistant Professor (NTT)


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Frances Sullivan

Assistant Professor and Interdisciplinary Program Director


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Dawna M. Thomas

Professor and Chair of Sociology

Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies

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Janie Ward

Professor and Interdisciplinary Program Director

Africana Studies and Education

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Lynn Perry Wooten

President of Simmons University

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Lena Zuckerwise

Assistant Professor

Political Science & International Relations

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Asian Studies

Affiliated faculty TBA.

Migration Studies

Affiliated faculty TBA.

Women's and Gender Studies

Affiliated faculty TBA.

Gender and Cultural Studies

Affiliated faculty TBA.