Affiliate Faculty

Ebony Coletu

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies, English, and African Studies

Phone: (814) 863-2343

Email: euc179@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Rhetoric of Application Forms; Funding Infrastructures, Biography, Transnational American Studies in the Middle East and Africa, African Diaspora Studies/African Studies

Alicia Decker

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African Studies

Phone: (814) 867-3561

Email: acdecker@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Gender and militarism, War and political violence, Ugandan postcolonial history, African women’s history, Global feminisms

J. Marlena Edwards

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies and History

Phone: (814) 865-8719

Email: jue328@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: African diaspora, Migration and Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

Johannes Fedderke

  • Professor of International Affairs and African Studies

Phone: (814) 867-2793

Email: jwf15@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Determinants of economic growth, Institutions and economic growth, Deep roots of economic development, Development economics, The economics of art, Formal methods of modelling social science relationships

Ephraim Govere

  • Director, Soil Research Cluster Lab and Lecturer in African Studies

Phone: (814) 865-1143

Email: emg900@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: The role of professionals in developing countries, Analytical laboratory capacity building and development of novel environmental methods of analysis

Michael Jacobson

  • Professor of Forest Resources
  • Chair of Forest Ecosystem Management Program
  • Extension Specialist

Phone: (814) 865-3994

Email: mgj2@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Water energy food nexus, Bioenergy, Sustainable forestry, Forest economics, finance, policy and taxes, Agroforestry and non timber forest products, Gas taxation, forest certification and incentive programs, Private forestry, International forestry, Liberi

Gregory Jenkins

  • Professor of Meteorology

Phone: (814) 865-0479

Email: gsj1@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Atmospheric/Air chemistry, Climate, Tropical meteorology

RoseMary Jolly

  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights

Phone: (814) 865-1188

Email: rjj14@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Sub-Saharan African literatures, narratives of violence and reconciliation, the interface between the critical medical humanities and sub-Saharan African health frameworks, the integration of gender-based violence prevention and treatment into HIV/AIDS pr

Fabienne Kanor

  • Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Phone: (814) 865-1492

Email: quk165@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Visual Arts and cinema, Literature, Francophone African Theater and Art performance, Race, Migration / Immigration in French West Indies and Sub-Saharan Africa, Slave-Trade and its Memories in Arts, African Diaspora, Trauma Studies

Maha Marouan

  • Associate Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and African Studies

Phone: (814) 867-4269

Email: mzm24@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: omparative Literature, Literary Criticism, African Diaspora Studies, Transnational Feminism, African Feminism, Comparative Racialization, Religious Studies, Immigration Studies, African and African Diaspora Women’s Literature in English, French, Arabic, and Spanish, Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora, Islamic Africa, Race and the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade, Immigration, Race, Gender, and Belonging

Mare Sarr

  • Associate Professor of International Affairs and African Studies

Phone: (814) 867-2979

Email: mxs2566@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation), Institutional Change and Development in Africa, Political Economy with a focus on resource-rich countries

Yael Warshel

  • Assistant Professor of Telecommunications and African Studies

Phone: (814) 865-3717

Email: yzw5370@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Comparative and Global African, Middle Eastern, and Saharan Media (including Systems, Ethics, Practices, Uses, Reception, Effects and Contexts), Peace Communication and Social Change, Children and Ethnopolitical Conflict, Ethnography of Violence, Public O

Nicole Sheree Webster

  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Email: nsw10@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Youth development, civic enhancement and international community development

Michael West

  • Professor of African American Studies, History, and African Studies

Phone: (814) 865-6873

Email: mow5397@psu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization: African American and African Diaspora History and Culture