Fordham Africanist Group

Dr. Julie Kleinman Book Launch, Sept. 22, 2021

Dr. Julie Kleinman Book Launch, Sept. 22, 2021

Welcome to the Fordham Africanist Group!

We are an interdisciplinary and eclectic group of scholars, students, and activists whose work, interests, and teaching focus on the wonders and richness of the African continent and its peoples. Our expertise and scholarship are rigorous and span the entire African continent and African peoples in Asia, the Americas, and Eastern and Western Europe.

We publish significant policy papers on our local African communities and cutting-edge research on Africa and its people. We take pride in working among and within the most bustling and diverse African populations in the United States–those of New York City and Essex County, New Jersey. We are leaders within our local communities. And we engage with African and world policymakers and leaders to advocate for Africans and to solve some of the most pressing issues facing Africans in the United States, Africa, and the world.

Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward Talk, Weds. April 6, 2022, at Lincoln Center

Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward Talk, Weds. April 6, 2022, at Lincoln Center

Our events are open to all within the Fordham community and the greater public. And we are committed to being a valuable resource for government officials, students, teachers, businesses, and the public.

For forthcoming events, see our Events page.

You can reach us at Africanists@fordham.edu.

Our Publications

Caitlin Beach's 2021 Book Cover.

Anjali Dayal's 2021 Book Cover.

Julie Kleinman's 2019 Book Cover.

Yuko Miki's 2018 Book Cover.

New books by our faculty. For more publications, see our Research page.


Affiliated Faculty Members

William Akoto, Ph.D.
Political Science

Anjali Dayal, Ph.D.
Political Science

Isaie Dougnon, Ph.D.
Modern Languages & Literatures

Jane Edward, Ph.D.
African and African American Studies Department

John Entelis, Ph.D.
Political Science & Associate Director of Middle East Studies Program

Melissa Labonte, Ph.D.
Political Science

Sarah Lockhart, Ph.D.
Political Science

Vivian Chenxue Lu, Ph.D.
Anthropology

Tyesha Maddox, Ph.D.
African and African American Studies Department

Casey McNeill, Ph.D.
Political Science

Nana Osei-Opare
History

Fr. Patrick Ryan, Ph.D.
Religion and Society