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Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator

Joseph Derrick Nelson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Black Studies

Educational Studies

Black Studies

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6493
  2. Office Hours:

    Fridays 2:00pm - 4:00pm (virtual)
    Please send email to jnelson2@swarthmore.edu to request meeting link. 

Program Committee

Jamal Batts

Assistant Professor

Black Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3718
  2. Parrish Hall W223
Headshot of Assistant Professor Jamal Batts

Timothy Burke

Professor

Department Chair, History (co-chair)

History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8115
  2. Trotter Hall 206
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-4 p.m.

Interests: Africa, cultural studies

Professor Timothy J. Burke

Desiree Diaz

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Comparative Literature

Spanish

Comparative Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7682
  2. Kohlberg Hall 338
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    10:30 am - 12:00 pm (or by appointment)

Interests: Latin American literature and cultural studies, Caribbean literature and visual culture, US Latino/a studies, film studies, performance studies, popular and material culture, urban studies. 

Anthony Foy

Associate Professor

Department Chair, English Literature

English Literature

Black Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6867
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 207
Foy 2015

Nina Johnson

(she-her-hers-herself)

Associate Professor of Sociology

Sociology & Anthropology-Sociology

Black Studies

Peace & Conflict Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5773
  2. Kohlberg Hall 247
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesdays, 11:00am- 1:00pm

Professor Nina Johnson

Peter Schmidt

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor

English Literature

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8156
  2. Eugene M. and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center 206
  3. Office Hours:

    Tues and Thurs 11:15 to 12:00 
    and by appointment.
    (in person or via Zoom)

Christy Schuetze

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Department Chair, Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology-Anthropology

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8108
  2. Kohlberg Hall 238
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays, 4:00- 5:00pm

Marshall Smith

Assistant Professor

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Black Studies

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3357
  2. Kohlberg Hall 341
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.

Interests: Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, African Diaspora Studies, Visual and Material Cultures, Critical Theory, Black Geographies, Africana Philosophy, and Queer Studies.

Marshall Smith

Edlin Veras

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sociology & Anthropology-Sociology

Black Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6310
  2. Kohlberg Hall 241
  3. Office Hours:

    By appointment
    Tuesdays, noon- 2:00pm in person or via Zoom 

Professor Edlin Veras

Carina Yervasi

Associate Professor

Executive Director, Global Engagement

Modern Languages & Literatures-French & Francophone Studies

Global Engagement

Global Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8167
  2. Kohlberg Hall 309
  3. Cunningham House Scott Arboretum
  4. Office Hours:

    Most MONDAYS when classes are in session: 1- 4 PM

    Please sign up at the following link.

    Walk-ins available for 20 min. appointments, when the office door is open. 

Program Associates

Valerie Smith

President

President's Office

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8314
  2. Parrish Hall E236S
Valerie Smith

Emeriti

Syd Carpenter

Peggy Chan Professor Emerita of Black Studies

Emeritus Art

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8069
  2. Beardsley Hall 217
Syd Carpenter

Allison Dorsey

Professor Emerita

Emeritus History

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7676
  2. Trotter Hall 213

Interests: African American, African American women, U.S., South, food

 

Staff

Cheryl Sharp

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Coordinator

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7750
  2. Trotter Hall 107

Deb Sloman

(she-her-hers-herself)

Administrative Assistant II, Classics; Administrative Assistant II, Asian Studies; Temporary Administrative Coordinator, Political Science

Classics

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8165
  2. Trotter Hall 110
  3. Trotter Hall 107
Deb Sloman