Members

Brian Digre

Brian Digre is a Professor of History at Elon University.  His classes focus on modern Africa, the modern Middle East, and the world in the 20th century. He also teaches a senior seminar for International and Global Studies.  Digre’s interest in Africa began in 1978 when, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he  taught English and history at a rural high… Read more →

Buffie Longmire-Avital

Buffie Longmire-Avital is an applied developmental psychologist with a health and well-being focus. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology and coordinator of African and African-American studies at Elon University Broadly, her research interests focus on how psychosocial and cultural factors contribute to health disparities that impact minority emerging adults. Her current research is two-fold: First, she examines the relationships among psychosocial… Read more →

Carlton Wilson

Carlton E. Wilson, Ph.D., serves as interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Previously, Dr. Wilson served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.   Dr. Wilson has worked in a number of faculty and leadership roles over the course of his extensive and accomplished career in higher education. In addition to leading the College of Liberal… Read more →

Carol Magee

  Carol Magee specializes in African contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. Her current project, Being in Place, examines urban photography that investigates emotional, physical, psychological, or philosophical experiences of place, grounded in the historical specificity of distinct urban environments. She has curated a traveling exhibition “Urban Cadence: Street scenes of Lagos and Johannesburg” that explores theses notions for TECAA; it… Read more →

Charles Piot

Piot received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is the Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He does research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999), attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the… Read more →

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies radical arts interventions in conflict regions of Africa through ethnomusicology, film studies, and cultural theory. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her work centers on film and music as catalysts of movements of socio-political transformation as well as on the… Read more →

Colleen Kriger

Colleen Kriger is a professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses around the history of West and Central Africa, precolonial Africa, social and cultural history, artisans, commodity currencies and trade, Atlantic world, as well as material culture.  A list of her current publications and past awards and honors can be found at https://his.uncg.edu/documents/faculty-cv/KrigerCV.pdf Read more →

Elizabeth Perrill

Elizabeth Perrill

Perrill received her Ph.D. in African Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington and joined the UNCG School of Art in 2008. Her primary research areas include South African contemporary art, Southern African ceramics and Zimbabwean stone sculpture. Perrill’s doctoral research focused on the economic and aesthetic transformation of contemporary Zulu ceramics between the 1960s and the 2000s. As a tribute… Read more →

Emily Burrill

Emily Burrill

Emily S. Burrill is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and coeditor of Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa. She is also Director of the UNC African Studies Center at Chapel Hill. Emily Burrill’s research centers on twentieth century francophone West Africa… Read more →

Janet J. Ewald

Janet Ewald

My specialty in the history of Africa has led me, in both my teaching and research, to explore how Africans participated in the major currents of world history since about 1700. My first book Soldiers, Traders, and Slaves: State Formation and Economic Transformation in the Greater Nile Valley, 1700-1885 uses oral traditions as well as written sources to reconstruct how… Read more →