Executive Committee

The Harvard Center for African Studies Executive Committee is comprised of senior faculty members, who represent a wide range of disciplines in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Professional Schools. The Executive Committee oversees the strategic direction, academic plan, and financial sustainability of the Center.

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 (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
Jacqueline Bhabha

Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law (Harvard Law School)
Jean Comaroff

Jean Comaroff

Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Research Fellow in African Studies
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Gareth Doherty

Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Wafaie W. Fawzi

Wafaie W. Fawzi

Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor (Harvard University)
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Peter Huybers

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering
Co-director Harvard University Center for the Environment
Geoffrey Jones

Geoffrey G. Jones

Isidor Straus Professor of Business History (Harvard Business School)
John D. Macomber

John D. Macomber

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration (Harvard Business School)
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Zoe Marks

Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School
John M. Mugane

John M. Mugane

Professor of the Practice of African Languages and Cultures (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
Director, Harvard University African Language Program
Director, Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program
Jacob K. Olupona

Jacob K. Olupona

Professor of African Religious Traditions (Harvard Divinity School)
Professor of African and African American Studies (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
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Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education
Faculty Director, International Education Policy
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Eugene Richardson

Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Harvard Medical School)
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby

Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies
Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy
Kay Kaufman Shelemay

Kay Kaufman Shelemay

G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies (FAS)
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Marlous van Waijenburg

Assistant Professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit
Harvard Business School