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Core Department Faculty

Winnifred Brown-Glaude

Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Ph. D.

Phone: (609) 771-2149

E-mail: wbrown@tcnj.edu

Office Number: Social Science Building 310

Fall 2021 office hours: Wednesdays 10am – 12pm on Zoom

Degrees Earned

  • Ph. D. in Sociology, Temple University

Courses Taught

  • ‘Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean’
  • ‘Women of Color: A Global Perspective’
  • ‘Women in World Perspective: A View from the Caribbean’
  • ‘Race and Ethnicity in the United States’

Research Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity in the Anglophone-Caribbean
  • Race, Gender and Informal Economies
  • Gender and Globalization

Recent Research & Activities

  • Feminist Mosaics: The Politics of Embodiment in the English Speaking Caribbean (currently working on this third book project)

Publications

Leigh-Anne Francis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

E-mail: francisl@tcnj.edu

Degrees Earned

  • Ph. D. in United States and African American History
  • M.A. in U.S. and World History
  • B.F.A. in Painting and Illustration

Courses Taught

  • ‘African American Women’s History’
  • ‘Topics in African American Studies – LGBTQ Communities of Color in U.S. History, 1600s to present’

Recent Research & Activities

  • “Bad Girls: Race, Crime, and Punishment in New York State, 1893—1916″ (unpublished book manuscript)
  • Volunteered as an instructor at Mountainvew Youth Correctional Facility for Men in New Jersey
Piper Kendrix

Piper Kendrix Williams, Ph. D.

Department Chair

Associate Professor of African American Studies and English

Phone: (609) 771-3113

E-mail: williamp@tcnj.edu

Office Number: Social Science Building 335

Fall 2021 office hours: Mondays and Thursdays 1pm-2pm in person or Zoom and by appointment

Degrees Earned

  • M.A. and Ph. D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • B.A., Spelman College

Courses Taught

  • ‘Early African American Literature 1920’
  • ‘Early African American Literature 1920 – 1980’
  • African Disapora Literature
  • Multicultural Studies

Publications

Zakiya R. Adair, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (609) 771-2539

E-mail: adairz@tcnj.edu

Office Number: Social Science Building 309

Fall 2021 office hours: Thursdays 1pm-3pm via Zoom

Degrees Earned

  • Ph. D. in Women’s Studies, University of Washington

Courses Taught

  • Race, Gender and Cultural Production
  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Black Feminist Thought
  • Black Protest Music
  • African Americans in Film

Research Interests

  • Transnational women’s cultural history
  • African American history
  • Black internationalism with specific focus on early trans-Atlantic expressive culture

Recent Research & Activities

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 2013
  • Currently working on completing her first book length monograph that will explore the relationship between race, gender and nation in trans-Atlantic and transnational vaudeville, cabaret and music hall in the early twentieth century

Michael Mitchell

Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Criminology

E-mail: mitchelm@tcnj.edu

Office Number: Social Science Building 334

Fall 2021 office hours:  Mondays 11am-12pm (in person) and by appointment

Degrees Earned
  • Ph.D. (Cand.) in Administration of Justice, Texas Southern University
  • M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.S. in Administration of Justice, Texas Southern University
Courses Taught
  • Special Topics: School to Prison Pipeline
  • Advanced Criminology: Race, Crime, and Justice
  • History of Black Lives Matter: Intersectional Anti-Racism and Violence Studies
  • Introduction to Social Justice
Research Interests
  • Parental Incarceration
  • Youth Justice
  • Returning Citizens
Recent Research & Activities
  • Currently working on several journal manuscripts on race, gender, and reentry experiences
  • Community Screening Board Volunteer for New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program (ISP)
  • Club Advisor for TCNJ Chapter of Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR)

 

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