Melina Pappademos


Shawn Salvant

Associate Director

Faculty and Staff

Bede Agocha

Assistant Professor in Residence

Alexis Boylan

Professor, Director of Academic Affairs of the Humanities Institute

Amanda Cannada

Institute Coordinator

Haile Cole

Assistant Professor

Martha Cutter


David Embrick

Associate Professor

Dexter Gabriel

Assistant Professor

Martine Granby

Assistant Professor

Cato Laurencin

University Professor Core Faculty Member Africana Studies Institute, Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Fumilayo Showers

Assistant Professor

Fiona Vernal

Associate Professor

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Erika Williams

Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

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Linda Barry

Associate Professor, Director- Office of Multicultural and Community Affairs, Director- Visiting Externship for Underrepresented Students in Medicine (VESUM)

Kate Capshaw

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Professor

Noel Cazenave


Shardé Davis

Assistant Professor

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann

Associate Professor

Sandy Grande


Preston Green

John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education

Matthew Hughey


Guillermo Irizarry

Associate Professor

Tamika La Salle

Associate Professor

Fred Lee

Associate Professor

Adrienne Macki

Associate Professor

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Micki McElya


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Jennifer McGarry

Professor and Department Head

Melanie Newport

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Ogbar

Professor and Director - Center for the Study of Popular Music

Grégory Pierrot

Associate Professor

Willena Price

Center Director

Bhakti Shringarpure

Associate Professor

Manisha Sinha

Professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History

Ayanna Spencer

Assistant Professor

Robert Stephens

Professor Emeritus

Ryan Talbert

Assistant Professor

Frank Tuitt

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at UConn, and Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs