AFAM Faculty

Our faculty reflects the interdisciplinary focus of the department, and is drawn from Cultural Studies, Literature, History, Sociology and Ethnomusicology. Accomplished scholars, creative writers and performers, the members of the African American Studies faculty have published their works in a variety of books and journals and presented their scholarly and creative activity all over the United States and the world. They seek to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the rich traditions of the African diaspora, to advance knowledge of African American history and culture, and to develop critical awareness of the status of peoples of African descent in our interconnected global society.

For faculty advisement please contact Dr. Siobhan Brooks below.

 

Three Year Appointment Eligibility List AY 2021PDF File

 

Full-Time Faculty

Siobhan Brooks
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Professor

Specializations: Sexuality; Gender, Race Relations
Office: H 312A                Phone:  (657) 278-3847
Email: skingbrooks@fullerton.edu





Natalie Graham
Natalie Graham
Associate Professor and Department Chair

Specializations: Black Popular Music; Black Masculinity and Identity Performance; Black Poetics 
Office: H 324E                Phone: (657) 278-2791 
Email:  ngraham@fullerton.edu

 



Christine Capetola
Christine Capetola

Specializations: queer theory, Black studies, sound studies, affect theory, performance studies, gender & sexuality studies, popular music studies
Email: ccapetola@fullerton.edu

 





Natalie Novoa
Natalie Novoa
Assistant Professor

Specializations: African American History, Race and Sports, Recreation & Leisure
Email:  nnovoa@fullerton.edu

 



Ashley Woody
Ashley Woody
Assistant Professor

Specializations: Structural Racism; Emotions; Resistance; Urban and Suburban Inequality; Race & Space; Qualitative Research Methods
Email:  awoody@fullerton.edu

 






Emeriti Faculty

Stan Breckenridge
Stan Breckenridge
Professor Emeritus







Lecturers

Gwendolyn Alexis
Gwendolyn Alexis
Lecturer

Specializations:  United States History
Office: H 222               Phone:  (657) 278-3230
Email:  galexis@fullerton.edu





 

Mei-Ling Malone
Mei-Ling Malone
Lecturer

Specializations:  Urban Education; The Prison Industrial Complex and Social Movements
Office:  H-312         Phone:  (657) 278-2630
Email: mmalone@fullerton.edu





 

In Memoriam

Charlene Riggins
Charlene Riggins
Lecturer – Retired

Specializations: Antebellum South/Civil/ War/Reconstruction; American Women's History; Oral and Community History





Edward Robinson
Edward Robinson
Lecturer

Specializations: Cultural Studies, Theory and Media with an emphasis in African American Literature, History and Culture



 

 

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Group Faculty photo: Photo by Cindy Rouze