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Africana and Black Studies Faculty


Bobby Cummings, PhD

Phone:  (509) 963-1075
Office:  Michaelsen 104
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English Department

English, Curriculum, Rhetoric and Composition, African American Literature

Program Director/Advisor and Professor

Michel O'Brien, PhD

Office: L&L 403H
Teaching interests: Postcolonial literature, critical race studies, interdisciplinary gender studies, and transnational/transpacific literary studies Assistant Professor of English

Cynthia Pengilly, PhD

Office: L&L 408C
Phone:  (509) 963-1557
Teaching interests: Digital Pedagogy, Visual and Cultural Rhetorics, Technical Writing Assistant Professor of English

Natashia Lindsey, PhD

Office: McConnell 107E
Phone: (509) 963-1750

Broadly, her research examines the many intersections of performance and race. Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Delores Cleary, PhD

Phone: 509-963-2152/2195

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Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies Vice President for Inclusivity and Diversity - President's Office

Todd Schaefer, PhD

Phone:  (509) 963-3675
Office:  Psych 413
Political Science

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Political Science

African Politics, Media

Professor of Political Science

Nelson Pichardo, PhD

Phone: (509) 963-1348
Office:  Samuelson 232

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Sociology, Ethnic Studies Professor of Sociology

Teresa Divine, JD, LLM

Phone:  (509) 963-3242
Office:  Ferrell 343
Law and Justice

Criminal Law, Correctional Law Associate Professor of Law and Justice

Pedro (Xavier) Cavazos, M.F.A.

Phone:  (509) 963-1573
Office:  L&L 416-D
English Department

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Poetry Lecturer

Lacy Ferrell, PhD

Phone:  (509) 963-1854
Office:  L&L 100-G
History Department

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Childhood, education, colonialism, and gender. African History Assistant Professor of History


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