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Africana Studies Faculty

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Adryan Wallace, PhD - Program Director

Adryan Wallace’s research interests include gender, political economy, Islam and the dynamic interactions of politics and culture on political institutions.  Read More


Bryan Sinche, PhD

Bryan Sinche specializes in 19-century American and African American literature, but he teaches in all periods and genres of American literature. In recent years, he has taught courses on the American Renaissance, and the African American autobiography.  Read More


Joyce Ashuntantang, PhD - Hillyer College Faculty Member

African Literature and Film, Textual/Bibliographic studies (Africa), African-American Literature and culture.  Read More


Amanda Carlson, PhD - Hartford Art School Faculty Member

Amanda Carlson is an art historian who specializes in the arts of Africa. Her research focuses on the arts of the Cross River region in Nigeria, contemporary African art and photography, as well as African contributions to the state of Florida.  Read More


Woody Doane, PhD - Hillyer College Faculty Member

Race and Ethnic Relations, Racial Discourse, Whiteness  Read More


Carol Padberg - Hartford Art School Faculty Member

Carol Padberg’s painting practice incorporates painting, collage, textiles and media arts. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, alternative spaces and museums in the US and abroad.  Read More


Bilal D. Sekou, PhD - Hillyer College Faculty Member

Bilal Sekou teaches Urban Politics; Race and Ethnic Politics; Campaign, Elections and Voting Behavior an; Conduct of Political Inquiry. His research examines race and politics, urban politics, and campaigns, elections, and voting behavior.  Read More

Claudia Jones, JD

Public Defender, Supervisor, Danielson Public Defenders Office, CT

Paula Mann-Agnew LMSW, CSW - Adjunct Faculty Member

Ms. Mann-Agnew has been in the field of social services for over 30 years.  She is currently employed at Catholic Charities (CC) where she holds the senior leadership position of Director of Programs.  Read More