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Black Studies

Affiliate Faculty


Black Studies

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Sherita L. Johnson, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Black Studies 〡 Associate Professor

Discipline: English
Research Interests: African American Literature and Southern Literature

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Cheryl D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Center for Black Studies 〡Associate Professor

Discipline: Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising
Research Interests: Journalism, Minority Representation in Media, Media and Culture

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Rebecca Tuuri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline:  History
Research Interests: African American, Women's and Gender, Modern U.S. history 

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Douglas B. Chambers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Oral History, Cultural Heritage

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Amy Chasteen, Ph.D.


Discipline: Sociology
Research Interests: Gender & Sexuality; Diversity; Culture and Social Change; Higher Education; Student Success and Retention

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Kimberley M. Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Music
Research Interests: Voice

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Kevin D. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Discipline: History
Research Interests: Twentieth Century US History, African American History, Music History, Oral History

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Thomas V. O’Brien, Ph.D.


Discipline: Educational Research and Administration
Research Interests: Education; History of American Education; Social Foundations of Education; Education Policy and Politics; Race, Class, and Education; School Law; Higher Education

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Marek D. Steedman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Discipline: Political Science and Legal Studies
Research Interests: Political Theory

Interested in Becoming a Faculty/Staff Affiliate?

Southern Miss faculty/staff members who are interested in becoming affiliates or have a course added to the Black Studies minor curriculum should submit the application form for affiliate faculty/staff.


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Center for Black Studies

118 College Dr. Box #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406


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