Our faculty bring decades of experience in the classroom, government, non-profits, business, and consulting to the classroom, creating a unique learning environment that is constantly evolving.




African Studies Faculty 

Kathryn DeLuna
Assistant Professor

Desha Girod
Assistant Professor

Lise Morje Howard
Associate Professor

Amadou Kone

John Kraemer

Callisto Madavo
Visiting Professor

Meredith McKittrick
Associate Professor

Yonatan Morse
Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Masters in Democracy and Governance Program

Emily Mendenhall
Assistant Professor

Gwendolyn Mikell

Samantha Pinto
Associate Professor

Lahra Smith
Assistant Professor

Scott Taylor
Associate Professor; Director, African Studies Program

Alexander Thurston
Visiting Assistant Professor 


Affliated Faculty 

Richard America
Adjunct Professor

Chester Crocker

Ellen Feingold 

James Habyarimana
Associate Professor

Stephen King
Associate Professor

Maction Komwa
Adjunct Professor

Stephen King
Associate Professor

William Olsen
Social Sciences Bibliographer

John O Voll
Emeritus, SFS

Yoon Jung Park

Melissa Thomas
Visiting Researcher

Francis Wang'endo
Adjunct Instructor 

Andrew Zeitlin
Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy





For more information contact: 

Julie McMurtry

Associate Director, African Studies Program


Phone: 202-687-5934