People

  1. Co-Directors
  2. Advisory Board
  3. Steering Committee
  4. Steering Committee (ex officio)

Co-Directors

Gabeba Baderoon

  • Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | African Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Alicia Decker

  • Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | African Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Maha Marouan

  • Associate Professor of African-American Studies | Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Advisory Board

Nada Mustafa Ali

  • Visiting Associate Professor
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

  • Professor, Institute of African Studies
  • U of Ghana at Legon

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

  • Independent Scholar and Publisher
  • Cassava Republic Press, Nigeria

Teresa Barnes

  • Associate Professor of History and Gender/Women's Studies
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kum-Kum Bhavnani

  • Professor of Sociology
  • University of California at Santa Barbara

Hoda el Shakry

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
  • The University of Chicago

Mary Hames

  • Director of the Gender Equity Unit
  • University of the Western Cape

Patricia McFadden

  • Independent Scholar and Activist
  • Swaziland

Margo Okazawa-Rey

  • Professor, School of Leadership Studies
  • Fielding Graduate University

Charmaine Pereira

  • Independent Scholar
  • Nigeria

Fatima Sadiqi

  • Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies
  • Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • Co-Founder, International Institute For Languages and Cultures (INLAC)
  • Director, Isis Center for Women and Development
  • Morocco

Minna Salami

  • Independent Journalist
  • London

Sylvia Tamale

  • Professor of Law
  • Makerere University

Steering Committee

Jennifer Boittin

  • Associate Professor of French, Francophone Studies, and History

Abigail Celis

  • Assistant Professor of French and African Studies

Ebony Coletu

  • Assistant Professor of English
  • The Pennsylvania State University

J. Marlena Edwards

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

Rosemary Jolly

  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Susanne Klausen

  • Brill Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies [beginning Fall 2020]

Busi Makoni

  • Associate Teaching Professor of African Studies

Steering Committee (ex officio)

Gabeba Baderoon

  • Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | African Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Alicia Decker

  • Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | African Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University

Maha Marouan

  • Associate Professor of African-American Studies | Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • The Pennsylvania State University
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