Faculty Affiliates

Faculty Affiliates of the Center for African Studies represent the full spectrum of the study of Africa at Harvard University. Affiliates contribute to the formulation of the Center’s academic and intellectual agendas. They also utilize the Center and its resources as a point of convergence, sharing trends, information and teaching resources related to Africa, and collaborating on research.

Asterisk (*) denotes Center for African Studies Executive Committee members
Double asterisk (**) denotes Center for African Studies Steering Committee and Executive Committee members

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong*

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong*

Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Center for African Studies
Ellen Gurney Professor of History and of African and African American Studies
Matt R. Andrews

Matt R. Andrews

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy (HKS)
Center for International Development
Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion
Professor of African and African American Studies (FAS)
Robert H. Bates

Robert H. Bates

Eaton Professor of the Science of Government
Professor of African and African American Studies (FAS)
Theresa Betancourt

Theresa Betancourt

Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights (HSPH)
Director, Research Program on Children and Global Adversity
Jacqueline Bhabha

Jacqueline Bhabha*

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights (HSPH)
Director, Bagnoud Center for Health & Human Rights
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law (HLS)
Suzanne Blier

Suzanne Blier*

Allen Whitehill Clowes Chair of Fine Arts
Professor of African and African American Studies
David Bloom

David Bloom

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography (HSPH)
Lawrence D. Bobo

Lawrence D. Bobo**

W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences (FAS)
Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies
Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke

Chief, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Department of Emergency Medicine, MGH
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Founder and President, African Institute of Innovation and Technology
Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff**

Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Research Fellow
Alejandro de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University
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