College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

KASC Staff

 Elizabeth MacGonagle
History, African/African American Studies
Associate Professor, Director, Kansas African Studies Center
785-864-9452
Wescoe Hall, Room 3650

Liz MacGonagle is an African historian in the Departments of History and African & African-American Studies. 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.

Faculty Associate Director, Associate Professor, African and African American Studies
785-864-4394

Peter Ojiambo is an Associate Professor and Faculty Associate Director of African & African-American Studies. His research focuses on African education, especially in studies on Starehe Boys Center and School of Kenya. He has published in this area and on education, democracy and development. His area of teaching is KiSwahili and he has developed a KiSwahili teaching website. Dr. Ojiambo has held teaching positions at Ohio University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Assistant Director
207 Bailey Hall

Emily Riley has more than a decade of experience researching Africa, engaging with African Studies and African languages, and working on university partnerships in Africa. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on political anthropology and gender in Senegal and West Africa. Her research and teaching interests include women and politics, identity politics, social media and social change, national identity formations, and hospitality.

AAAS Languages Coordinator, Ph.D, Curriculum & Instruction, Foreign and Second Language
785-864-3832
Bailey Hall, room 12A
Program Assistant
(785) 864-6250
201 Bailey Hall

Jessica began working for KASC in Fall of 2013. She has been at KU since 2009, working with the Center for Global & International Studies. She provides administrative and general program support for KASC, CEAS, CGIS (including European Studies, South Asian and Middle East Studies.)

Program Coordinator -- Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, the continent of Africa, and the Middle East
785-864-3742

Tiphani Dixon, Program Coordinator holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Indiana University. Her main duties include advising students and coordinating faculty-led program opportunities in Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, the Continent of Africa and the Middle East, as well as advising students interested in pursuing Fulbright scholarships.

 

 


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