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African and African-American Studies
Bailey Hall, Rm 9
1440 Jayhawk Blvd,
Lawrence, KS, 66045


William H. Adams
GTA, African-American Studies
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9

PhD Candidate, American Studies, University of Kansas
Graduate Certificate Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas

M.A. History, Chicago State University
B.A. History and African American Studies, Chicago State University

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA), Arabic
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9

Ahmed Adly is a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in the Arabic program. He is an EFL instructor. He holds a Master's Degree in Linguistics from Helwan University, Egypt, and a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Sohag University, Egypt. His research interests include discourse analysis, cognitive semiotics, blending, visual metaphor, and humor.

GTA, Arabic
785-864-1265
Bailey Hall, 9

Mahmoud M. Ali is a GTA in the Arabic Program. He received his MA in linguistics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has also studied English language & literature, German and Arabic for his BA degree in his home country, Egypt. He has worked as English instructor at Defense Language Institute (Egypt) and Al-Baha University (Saudi Arabia), and as Arabic instructor at Ohio University. Mahmoud has done research on conceptual transfer, non-native English speech assessment as well as dialect perception and identification. He is also interested in foreign language pedagogy and proficiency assessment. He is currently working on his PhD in Education.

Lecturer, Arabic & Islamic Studies
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9

Dr Ben baba earned her Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education and a master’s in urban and Community Planning from Auburn University. She earned an additional degree in Cultural Studies and a Bachelor in English Literature from Mohamed V University in Morocco. Dr Ben baba’s research interests include online learning communities, online distance education learning environment in the foreign language classroom, the incorporation of cultural forms (films, literature, space, built environment, music, popular culture) in second language teaching and learning. Further teaching interests include Middle Eastern and North African sub-cultures, gender and diaspora.

Lecturer, Wolof
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9

PhD Candidate, Public Policy Analysis, Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences
Southern University & A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

M.A. Public Adminstration, Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences
Southern University & A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

B.A. English Studies, African Literature and Civilization
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal

Lecturer, Haitian Creole
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9
Teresa Lesli-Canty
Lecturer, African-American Studies
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9
Sarah Ngoh
Lecturer, African and African-American Studies
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall, 9

PhD in English (University of Kansas), M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies (University of Louisville), M.A. in Pan-African Studies (University of Louisville), B.A. in English literature (Ottawa University). Areas of interest: African literature, African masculinities, nationalisms, post-colonial theory, gender and sexuality theory, feminist theory, American protest literature, contemporary Native American literature and criticism, African American literature, and criticism and writing pedagogy. Sarah also specializes in awesomeness!

Hannington Omwodo Ochwada
Multi-Term Lecturer, African History
Wescoe Hall, 4002

Hannington Ochwada is a lecturer of African History in the departments of History and of African and African-American Studies. Originally from Kenya and a native Kiswahili speaker, he has taught in the U.S for many years. His research focuses on gender and sexuality in East Africa and introduces students and community members to concepts of global Islam and religious syncretism.


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