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Faculty Directory

The Michigan State University African Studies Center has close to a hundred Core Faculty with experience on Africa, probably one of the largest in the nation. The Center features many scholars in social science, agricultural economics, African languages, the arts and humanities, education, health and medicine and many other fields.

The faculty members are listed alphabetically by college and departmental affiliation, noting geographical areas of Africa experience, and teaching and research interests.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the African Studies Center's Core Faculty, please fill out the Membership Request form

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Ruth Mbabazi Department: Entomology
Email: mbabazi(at)

Jamie Monson Department: African Studies Center; History
Email: monsonj(at)

Eric J. Montgomery Department: Anthropology
Email: montg285(at)

Nathan Moore Department: Geography
Email: moorena(at)

Leo Murembya Department: Economics
Email: murembya(at)

Flora Nankhuni Department: Ag, Food and Resource Economics
Email: nankhuni(at)

Deo Ngonyani Department: Linguistics & Languages
Countries/Research: Tanzania
Email: ngonyani(at)

Folu Ogundimu Department: Journalism
Email: ogundimu(at)

Michael Adetayo Olabisi Department: Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics
Email: olabisim(at)

Jennifer Olson Department: Media & Information
Email: olsonjj(at)