Affiliated Faculty

African and Middle Eastern Languages

Lecturer
Countries of Study:
Ghana
Research Interests:
Akan Language and Culture, Twi, Ewe, and Ga Languages, Translation
Senior Lecturer
Countries of Study:
Egypt
Research Interests:
Arabic Language and Linguistics, Arabic Calligraphy, Arab Culture and Literature
Lecturer
Countries of Study:
Kenya
Research Interests:
Swahili Language and Linguistics, Swahili Literature and Culture
Lecturer
Research Interests:
Arabic Language and Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Arabic Pop Culture

African Studies

Adjunct Professor
Countries of Study:
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Research Interests:
African Politics, Foreign Aid, Political Development and Modernization, Politics and Education

Anthropology

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Biological Anthropology, Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Cultural Evolution, Conservation and Community Development, Indigenous Resource Management, Environmental Issues, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Public Health
Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Gambia
Research Interests:
Africa and the Diaspora, Tropical Africa, Comparative Cultural Studies, Discourses of Identity, Nationalism, Performance, Gender, and Social History of the Tropics
Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Senegal
Research Interests:
Social Identities, Health Disparities and Outcomes, Molecular Genetics in West Africa, Global Health Politics, Africanist, Medical, and Economic Anthropology, Environmental Resource Scarcity as a Source of Ethnic Conflict
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor
Countries of Study:
South Africa
Research Interests:
Paleoanthropology, Interrelation of Cultural, Biological, and Environmental Change in Human Evolution, Reconstruction of Environment, Ecology, and Human Behavior From Animal Remains in Archeological Sites
Professor
Countries of Study:
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania
Research Interests:
Historical Anthropology, Mass Displacement and Exile, Racial Essentialism and Political Violence, Ethics of Humanitarian Aid, Nationalism and Internationalism, Gender and Imperial Power, Historical Consciousness and Memory
Professor
Countries of Study:
Egypt, South Africa
Research Interests:
Archaeological Theory, Ethnography, UNESCO World Heritage, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Archaeology, Identity and Sociopolitics, Embodiment, Postcolonial and Feminist Theory, Heritage Ethics, Tourism
Assistant Professor
Countries of Study:
Mauritius
Research Interests:
Indian Ocean World, Zooarchaeology, Human-Animal Relationship, Colonialism, Trasition from Slavery to Indentured Labor, Diversity of Trade, Environmental Consequences of Monoculture Agriculture

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Research Scholar
Countries of Study:
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa
Research Interests:
Journalism, Media Representations of Africa, Social and Digital Media in Africa, Media and Conflict, Postcolonial Theory, ICT for Development

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor
Countries of Study:
Kenya, South Africa
Research Interests:
Coastal Water Quality, Sanitation, Human and Ecosystem Health, Interventions and Technologies for Reducing the Burden of Infectious Disease
Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania
Research Interests:
Intersection of Health, Economic Development, and Environmental Protection, Cost-Effective and Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery in Developing Countries, Infrastructure Planning
Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Kenya, South Africa
Research Interests:
Numerical Models and High-Performance Computational Techniques Applied to the Study of Flows and Waste Transport in the Environment

Classics

Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Egypt, South Africa
Research Interests:
Latin, Roman Imperial Culture, Geography, Historical Maps, Memorialization and Public History, Classical Reception

Comparative Literature

Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Angola, Mozambique
Research Interests:
Lusophone Studies, Portuguese Language and Literature, Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literatures, Empire and Humanism; Linguistic Anthropology, Literature and Philosophy

Economics

Assistant Professor and Center Fellow at Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research
Research Interests:
Development, Applied Microeconomics, Health, Education and Saving

Education

Vida Jacks Professor of Education
Countries of Study:
Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia
Research Interests:
Economics of Education, Economics of Human Resources, Political Economy, Economic Development, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Educational Systems Evaluation
Professor
Research Interests:
Family Issues, Qualitative Research Methods, Anthropology and Education, Learning Design, Mathematics Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Parental Involvement, Educational Equity, Technology in Teaching and Learning, Elementary Education, Ethnography

Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor, Emeritus

English

Professor
Countries of Study:
Ghana, Nigeria
Research Interests:
Multinational, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literature, Diasporic and Transnational Studies, Literary Criticism and Theory, Urban Studies
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
African American Literature, Global Cold War Culture, the European Enlightenment and Its Critics, Postcolonial Theory, and Philosophical Theories of Modernity

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Senior Fellow
Research Interests:
Economic Development, Market Institutions, Social Networks

French and Italian

Professor
Research Interests:
French and Francophone African Theater and Literature
Professor Emerita
Countries of Study:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Research Interests:
20th Century French Literature, Francophone Literature from Africa and the Caribbean, Contacts of Cultures, Travel Writing, History and Memory in Literature
Assistant Professor
Countries of Study:
Senegal
Research Interests:
Francophone African and Caribbean Studies, Political Economy, Postcolonial Theory, Italian, French

Graduate School of Business

Assistant Professor
Countries of Study:
Comoros, Madagascar, Sierra Leone
Research Interests:
Interactions Between Economic and Political Forces in Developing Countries, Including the Impact of Government Reforms and External Interventions on Institutional Strength and Economic Growth

History

Donald J. McLachlan Professor
Countries of Study:
Egypt, Morocco
Research Interests:
Egyptian Social and Labor History, Contemporary History of Palestine, Palestinian-Israeli Relations, Empire and Culture in Settler Societies
Susan Ford Dorsey Director, Center for African Studies
Countries of Study:
South Africa, Swaziland
Research Interests:
History, Postcolonial Theory, Religion, Media and Marginality in Africa
Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History
Research Interests:
African American History, South Africa, African American Journeys to Africa From the Mid 18th Century to 2005
Associate Professor of Modern European History
Research Interests:
Modern Europe and European Imperialism, Political, Cultural, and Social History, History of Humanitarianism
Professor of History, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute
Countries of Study:
Gabon, Madagascar, Namibia, Niger, South Africa
Research Interests:
African Anthropocene, Technology In Colonial And Postcolonial Settings, Labor History And Anthropology, Environmental Governance, Toxic Waste, Resource Extraction And Commodity Capitalism, Science And Technology Studies, Discard Studies.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Modern Europe, Transnational, International, and Global History, European Sovereignty, International Relations, Commodity Networks
Frances and Charles Field Professor of History
Countries of Study:
Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia
Research Interests:
The Social History of Law in Colonial Africa, Persistence of Local African Industries, French Colonial Policy, End of Slavery

Human Biology

Consulting Professor
Research Interests:
Economics, Public Administration, Political Science. Former Writer for UN and Founding President of the Global Fund for Women
Professor
Countries of Study:
Tanzania
Research Interests:
Infectious Disease (HIV and Malaria), International Health, Medical and Health Education

Law

Lecturer
Research Interests:
International and Civil Conflict: History, Dynamics, Resolution

Linguistics

Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita in Humanities at Stanford University
Research Interests:
Bantu Languages, Australian Aboriginal Languages, Optimality Theories of Linguistics
Professor
Research Interests:
Pidgin and Creole Languages, Variation and Change in Language, Especially as Conditional by Social Class, Ethnicity, and Style, African American English, and Its African and Other Sources, as Well as Its Educational and Political Implications

Microbiology and Immunology

Professor
Research Interests:
Malaria, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Parasitic Protozoa

Political Science

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Comparative Politics, International Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rise and Fall of European Overseas Empires
Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor in International Studies
Research Interests:
Soviet/Russian Foreign Policy and Security Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Policy; National and International Security Relations
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Countries of Study:
Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa
Research Interests:
Comparative Problems of Democratic Development and Consolidation, U.S. and International Policies to Promote Democracy and Foster Development, Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan, in Comparative Perspective, Democratic Transitions and Prospects in Africa
Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Research Interests:
Civil and Interstate War, Ethnic Conflict
James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor
Countries of Study:
Somalia
Research Interests:
Ethnic Conflict, Comparative Politics, Political Culture, Language, Religion, and National Identities
Professor
Countries of Study:
Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Africa
Research Interests:
New Democracies, The Politics of Oil-Exporting Countries, Human Rights, Comparative Politics, Especially Comparative Democratization, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, Civil Wars and Human Rights in All Regions
Freeman Spogli Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and FSI, Affiliated Member of CISAC, and Professor of Political Science
Research Interests:
International Organizations and Global Security, Civil Wars, Mediation, Conflict Prevention, and Peacekeeping
Associate Professor of Political Science, Freeman Spogli Institute Senior Fellow
Research Interests:
Civil War, Ethnic Politics, Political Economy of Development, Africa

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Medication Strategies for Reducing Cognitive Impairment, Treatment Resistant Depression, Strategies to Normalize the Stress Hormone Axis in Individuals with Depression Unresponsive to Extensive Pharmacologic and Psychological Treatments
Professor
Research Interests:
Survivors of a Variety of Stressful Events, Including Political and Interpersonal Violence, Natural Disasters and Serious Illness
Clinical Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Psychopharmacology

School of Medicine

Senior Associate Dean for Global Health, Professor of Medicine, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute
Countries of Study:
Eritrea, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda
Research Interests:
Global Health Workforce, Clinical Tropical Medicine, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Problems of Underserved Populations and Globalizations Impact Upon Health in the Developing World
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interests:
Using Methods from Several Disciplines, Including Political Science, Economics and Epidemiology, To Study the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
Clinical Assistant Professor
Countries of Study:
Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria
Research Interests:
Parasitology and International Health, Vehicle Borne Diseases in Refugees, the Distribution of Insecticide Treated Bednets to Prevent Mosquito Borne Diseases Like Malaria and Filiarisis
Professor of Pathology, Emerita
Countries of Study:
Kenya
Research Interests:
Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Infectious Diseases
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine)
Countries of Study:
Zimbabwe
Research Interests:
Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Therapy and the Consequences of Global Pandemics
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Countries of Study:
Kenya
Research Interests:
Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Arboviral Infections, Rift Valley Fever, Chikungunya Virus, Dengue Virus, Epidemiology
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita
Countries of Study:
Eritrea
Research Interests:
Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests:
Infectious Disease, Polio, Measles, Epidemiology of Perinatal HIV Infection in Infants
George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy
Countries of Study:
Gambia
Research Interests:
Long-Term Consequences of Chronic Interactions Between the Human Host and the Microbial World, Diarrheal Diseases in the Developing World, and Sanitation and Hygiene

Stanford University Medical Center

Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
South Africa
Research Interests:
Clinical Pathology, Mycobacterium Infections, Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Infectious Diseases Diagnostics
Associate Professor
Countries of Study:
Zimbabwe
Research Interests:
Clinical Pathology, Virology, Molecular Pathology, Clinical Laboratory Techniques