IRAAS

About

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Meet the Director

Farah Jasmine Griffin is the chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies department and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University.

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History

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University, founded in July 1993 by Dr. Manning Marable, is an academic resource center. Learn more here.

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Founding Director

For ten years, Dr. Manning Marable was the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, from 1993 to 2003. Learn about his life and contributions.

The affiliated faculty of the African-American Studies Program include:

Vanessa Agard-Jones
Anthropology

Belinda Archibong
Economics, Barnard College

Christopher Brown
History

Maguette Camara
Dance

Mamadou Diouf
African Studies

Ann Douglas
English and Comparative Literature

Geraldine Downey
Psychology

Brent Hayes Edwards
English & Comparative Literature

Abosede George
Associate Professor of History & Africana Studies- Barnard College

Saidiya Hartman
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Rashid Khalidi
History

George E. Lewis
Music

Mahmood Mamdani
Anthropology, Political Science

Gregory Mann
History

Michele Moody-Adams
Philosophy

Christia Mercer
Philosophy

Premilla Nadasen
History, Barnard College

Robert O'Meally
English and Comparative Literature

Gayatri Spivak
University Professor- English & Comparative Literature

Susan P. Sturm
Columbia Law School

Patricia J. Wiliams
Columbia Law School

Institute for Research in African-American Studies

Farah Jasmine Griffin
Director

Mabel Wilson
Associate Director
Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Institute Research Fellow

Shawn D. Mendoza
Assistant Director

Sharon Harris
Administrative Assistant
 


Center for African-American Religion, Sexual Politics & Social Justice

Josef Sorett
Director Center for African-American Religion, Sexual Politics & Social Justice

Derrick McQueen
Staff Associate


Center for Race, Philosophy and Social Justice

Robert Gooding-Williams
Director Center for Race, Philosophy and Social Justice

 


Email us: iraas@columbia.edu
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
758 Schermerhorn Ext - MC5512
New York, NY 10027  /  212-854-7080

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