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Najjar Abdul-Mussawwir

School of Art and Design

Najjar Abdul-Mussawwir

Telephone: (618) 453-3019

Office: Allyn 5A

Email: mekka@siu.edu

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir was born October 25th, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He is an internationally acknowledged artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. He currently works as a Professor of studio arts and art history in the School of Art and Design ...read full profile >>

Getahun Benti

Department of History

Getahun Benti

Telephone: (618) 453-6847

Office: Faner 3329

Email: benti@siu.edu

Dr. Getahun Benti received his Ph.D. in African history from Michigan State University in 2000 and came to SIU in the same year. He teaches courses in African and world history, including a comparative slavery course. Professor Benti’s research interests include urbanization-migration ...read full profile >>

Ras Michael Brown

Department of History

Ras Michael Brown

Telephone: (618) 453-5242

Office: Faner 3332

Email: rasmlb@siu.edu

Dr. Ras Michael Brown holds a joint appointment in History and Africana Studies and teaches courses on World History, the African Diaspora, the Atlantic World, and Religion. He researches the religious and environmental cultures of African-descended people throughout the African-Atlantic ...read full profile >>

Robert Elliot Fox

Department of English

Robert Elliot Fox

Telephone: (618) 453-6864

Office: Faner 2223

Email: bfox@siu.edu

Professor Fox received his BA from Cornell University, did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in its countercultural heyday, and earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo, after a hiatus that included some troubadouring and working for the alternative press ...read full profile >>

Maria V. Johnson

School of Music

Maria V. Johnson

Telephone: (618) 453-2073

Office: OBF 215

Email: mariavj@siu.edu

Maria Johnson is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she regularly teaches two CORE Curriculum courses-- Music 203 - Diversity & Popular Music in American Culture and Music 303I - Women, Blues & Literature, offers ...read full profile >>

Novotny Lawrence

Department of Radio, Television and Digital Media

Novotny Lawrence

Telephone: (618) 453-6992

Office: COMM 11056B

Email: novotnyl@siu.edu

Novotny Lawrence received his Ph.D. from the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas. He is currently an Associate Professor of Race, Media, and Popular Culture in the Radio,Television, and Digital Media Department at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he teaches ...read full profile >>

John McCall

Department of Anthropology

John McCall

Telephone: (618) 453-5010

Office: Faner 3543

Email: jmccall@siu.edu

Dr. McCall's research is focused on African arts, music, and dance. He is particularly interested in teh performance arts as mechanisms of collective memory, historiography, and the production of meaning in community life. Since 2000, he has devoted his attention to Africa's enthusiastic ...read full profile >>

Olusegun Ojewuyi

Department of Theater

Olusegun Ojewuyi

Telephone: (618) 453-1893

Office: COMM 2211

Email: sojewuyi@siu.edu

Ojewuyi's international career as a Theater director/Critic/Actor and Scholar has covered parts of Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, America and the Mediterranean.  His directing credits include the major playwrights of world drama - Shakespeare, Soyinka, Becket, Wilson, Miller, ...read full profile >>

Jean-Pierre Reed

Department of Sociology

Jean-Pierre Reed

Telephone: (618) 453-7610

Office: Faner 3426

Email: reedjp@siu.edu

J.-P. Reed received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined the Department of Sociology in 2009. His primary research interests include the Sociology of Revolutions/Social Movements, Theory, and Culture. His scholarship explores the significance of popular culture ...read full profile >>

Kenneth Stikkers

Department of Philosophy

Kenneth Stikkers

Telephone: (618) 453-7433

Office: Faner 3022

Email: kstikker@siu.edu

Philosophy of economics and sociology, contemporary continental philosophy (Scheler, Foucault), American philosophy (Puritanism, James, African American), ethics, social/political philosophy. Author of Utopian Visions Past, Present and Future: Rethinking the Ethical Foundations of Economy; ...read full profile >>