Administrative Staff

Administrative Associate, Office Manager
Bailey Hall, room 9
Lauren Chaney
Graduate Academic Advisor
6 Lippincott Hall
AAAS Languages Coordinator
  • Student Office Assistants: Zyrie Berry-Hendricks, Amber Papoola & Gavin Rudoll
  • Student Social Media Specialist: Ethan Dailey

Faculty Administration

Cécile Accilien
Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies, Haitian Creole, Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies, Haitian Creole
Office Hours: 10-10:45AM & 2-2:30PM MW

Cécile Accilien is Associate Professor of  Haitian Studies and Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies in the Department of African and African-American Studies. Her primary areas of interest include Haitian Studies, Gender Studies and Film Studies. 

Shawn Alexander
Associate Professor, Director of the Langston Hughes Center, Director of Graduate Studies
Office Hours: TR 9-10AM

Shawn Leigh Alexander, who received his PhD from the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004, is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and the director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas. His area of research concentration is African American social and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Clarence Lang
Chairperson, Professor
Bailey Hall, Rm 9

Clarence Lang is Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, and a former Langston Hughes Visiting Professor.  He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. 

Elizabeth MacGonagle
Associate Professor of African & African-American Studies, Director of Kansas African Studies Center
3626 Wescoe Hall

Liz MacGonagle is an African historian in the Departments of History and African & African American Studies. She is the Director of the Kansas African Studies Center (KASC). In her research, she crosses historical, geographical, and theoretical boundaries to link nation, culture, and ethnicity to processes of identity formation in African and Diasporan settings.

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