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Meet the Director

L. Kaifa Roland joins Clemson from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she has been Associate Professor of Anthropology since 2006 and served as Chair of Women and Gender Studies since 2020. 

Roland holds a B.A. in Third World Studies at Oberlin College, an M.A. in African Studies from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.

Her career as an instructor began at Duke University, where she taught courses in Contemporary Culture in Cuba and the Caribbean. After Duke, she was a visiting instructor and visiting professor in anthropology at Kenyon College. She has been on faculty at University of Colorado at Boulder since 2006.

As a cultural anthropologist, Roland’s research has focused on the Caribbean, specifically Cuba. Belonging is a central theme of her book, “Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meanings,” as well as of multiple articles and chapters she has penned describing the black experience.

Kaifa Roland portrait

“Pan African Studies introduces students to the experiences, histories, and cultures of African-descended people around the world. It attends to the creativity and resilience of these communities in the Americas, Europe, and across Africa in the context of post-colonial racialization. In short, the program teaches students about the lived realities of a world of Black people.”

L. Kaifa Roland
Director
Pan African Studies

Affiliated Faculty

Ashton, Susanna

Ashton, Susanna

Professor
N. American Narratives of Slavery & Freedom, Authorship, the Novel
Email: sashton@clemson.edu
Office: 611 Strode


Bailey, Beatrice

Bailey, Beatrice

Professor, English Education
Email: cbeatri@clemson.edu
Office: 201 Tillman
Phone: 864-656-5126


Bartley, Abel A.

Bartley, Abel A.

Professor
African-American, Urban, & Civil Rights History, History of Sports
Email: abartly@clemson.edu
Office: 108 Hardin Hall
Phone: 864-656-5372


Burns, James M., Ph.D.

Burns, James M., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
Africa, British Empire, History of Cinema
Email: burnsj@clemson.edu
Office: 101 Strode Tower
Phone: 864-656-3879


Bushnell, Cameron Fae

Bushnell, Cameron Fae

Associate Professor, 20th-Century Anglophone Postcolonial Literature

Director, Pearce Center for Professional Communication


Interdisciplinary Studies
Email: cbushne@clemson.edu
Office: 707 Strode


Flowers, Lamont

Flowers, Lamont

Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership; Executive Director of Charles H. Houston Center
Email: lflower@clemson.edu
Office: G01D Tillman Hall
Phone: (864)656-0313


Jemison, Elizabeth

Jemison, Elizabeth

Assistant Professor (American Religious History)
Email: ejemiso@clemson.edu
Office: 220 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-2001


Johnson, Kendra Lynette

Johnson, Kendra Lynette

Associate Professor of Theatre
Email: kjohns7@clemson.edu
Office: 211 Brooks Center


Logan, Barbara

Logan, Barbara

Research Consultant, Health Disparities Department
Email: logan@clemson.edu
Office: 412 Edwards Hall
Phone: (864) 656-1575


Moore, Rachel Anne

Moore, Rachel Anne

Associate Professor
Latin America
Email: rchico@clemson.edu
Office: 112 Hardin Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3153


Naimou, Angela

Naimou, Angela

Associate Professor
Global Studies, Cultures of the Americas and the Middle East
Email: anaimou@clemson.edu
Office: 709 Strode


Palacios, George, Ph. D.

Palacios, George, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Email: gpalaci@clemson.edu
Office: 515 Strode


Ransom, Bruce

Ransom, Bruce

Chair of Policy Studies, Strom Thurmond Institute
Email: bii@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-0214


Saif, Mashal

Saif, Mashal

Assistant Professor of Religion
Assistant Professor (Islamic Studies)
Email: msaif@clemson.edu
Office: 214 Hardin


Stewart, Joe

Stewart, Joe

Professor of Political Science
Email: jstewa4@clemson.edu
Office: 231B Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-3234


Thomas, Rhondda Robinson

Thomas, Rhondda Robinson

Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature
18th & 19th Century African American & American Literature
Email: rhonddt@clemson.edu
Office: 812 Strode


Pan African Studies
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