People

Director and Staff

Portrait of Anthony Pinn
Anthony Pinn

Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, School of Humanities; Director, Center for African and African American Studies


Daniel Domingues da Silva
Daniel Domingues da Silva

Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities; Director, Undergraduate Studies, Center for African and African American Studies


Nyeva Agwunobi
Nyeva Agwunobi

Executive Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Dean of Humanities; Program Administrator, Center for African and African American Studies; Program Administrator, Politics, Law and Social Thought

Alana Stull
Alana Stull

Student Program Assistant

Steering Committee

Zubaidat Agboola
Zubaidat Agboola

Graduate Student


Jenifer Bratter
Jenifer Bratter

Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences


Alexander X. Byrd
Alexander X. Byrd

Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rice University; Associate Professor, Department of History; Co-Chair, Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, Rice University

Daniel Domingues da Silva
Daniel Domingues da Silva

Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities; Director, Undergraduate Studies, Center for African and African American Studies


Jeffrey Fleisher
Jeffrey Fleisher

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences


Nicole A. Waligora-Davis
Nicole Waligora-Davis

Associate Professor of English, School of Humanities

Kerry R. Ward
Kerry Ward

Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities

Affiliated Faculty

Lydia Beaudrot
Lydia Beaudrot

Assistant Professor of BioSciences


Elias Bongmba
Elias Bongmba

Harry & Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology; Professor of Religion; Faculty Associate Wiess College; President of the African Association for the Study of Religion; Department Chair, Religion


Tony N. Brown
Tony Brown

Professor and Director, Racism and Racial Experiences Workgroup, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences

Alexander X. Byrd
Alexander X. Byrd

Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rice University; Associate Professor, Department of History; Co-Chair, Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, Rice University


Kathleen Canning
Kathleen Canning

Dean, School of Humanities; Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History


Margarita Castromán Soto
Margarita Castromán Soto

Assistant Professor of English

Jacqueline Couti
Jacqueline Couti

Laurence H. Favrot Associate Professor of French Studies; Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, School of Humanities


Daniel Domingues da Silva
Daniel Domingues da Silva

Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities; Director, Undergraduate Studies, Center for African and African American Studies


Amy Dunham
Amy Dunham

Associate Professor of Biosciences, School of Natural Sciences

Amarilys Estrella
Amarilys Estrella

Assistant Professor, Anthropology


Jeffrey Fleisher
Jeffrey Fleisher

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences


Gökçe Günel
Gökçe Günel

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Matthew Hayes
Matthew Hayes

Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, School of Social Sciences


Portia Hopkins
Portia Hopkins

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate


Rachel Kimbro
Rachel Kimbro

Dean, School of Social Sciences; Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology

Danielle King
Danielle King

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, School of Social Sciences


Jeffrey Kripal
Jeffrey Kripal

J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought; Associate Dean, Faculty and Graduate Studies, School of Humanities


Chase Lesane-Brown
Chase LeSane-Brown

Lecturer of Psychological Sciences, School of Social Sciences

Victoria Massie
Victoria Massie

Assistant Professor, Anthropology


W. Caleb McDaniel
W. Caleb McDaniel

Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Humanities; Professor and Chair, Department of History, School of Humanities; Co-Chair, Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, Rice University


Susan Keech McIntosh
Susan McIntosh

Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences; Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology

Portrait of Anthony Pinn
Anthony Pinn

Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, School of Humanities; Director, Center for African and African American Studies


Mary Prendergast
Mary Prendergast

Associate Professor, Anthropology


James Sidbury
James Sidbury

Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities, School of Humanities

Kerry R. Ward
Kerry Ward

Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities


Bryan Washington
Brian Washington

George Guion Williams Writer-in-Residence | Scholar-in-Residence for Racial Justice


Fay Yarbrough
Fay Yarbrough

Professor of History, School of Humanities

Olivia K. Young
Olivia K. Young

Assistant Professor of Art History | African Diasporic Art