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ASA Board of Directors

Jean Allman

President - Serving through 2018
Center for the Humanities
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1071
208 Umrath Hall
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO  63130

Jean Allman Bio

Maria Grosz-Ngate

Vice President – Serving through 2018
Research Scientist
African Studies Program
Indiana University
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Maria Grosz-Ngate Bio

Anne Pitcher

Past President – Serving through 2018
Professor African Studies and Political Science
University of Michigan
4700 Haven Hall
505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Anne Pitcher Bio

Nwando Achebe

Serving through 2019
Professor of History
Michigan State University
506 E. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

Nwando Achebe Bio

Aderonke Adesola Adesanya

Serving through 2018
Associate Professor
School of Art, Design & Art History
James Madison University
DUKE, MSC 7101
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà Bio

Mary Jane Deeb


Serving through 2018
Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
Washington, D.C. 20540

Mary-Jane Deeb Bio

Bessie House - Soremekum

Serving through 2020

Coming Soon

Sean Jacobs 

Serving through 2020
Associate Professor 
The New School
220 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Sean Jacobs Bio

Ebenezer Obadare  

Serving through 2020
Professor of Sociology
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ebenezer Obadare Bio

Cyril Obi

Serving through 2019
African Peacebuilding Network (APN)
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
I Pierrepont Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Cyril Obi Bio

Derek R. Peterson

Serving through 2019
Department of History
University of Michigan
1029 Tisch Hall
435 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Derek R. Peterson Bio

Kathleen Sheldon


Kathleen Sheldon Bio

Jennifer Yanco

Serving through 2018
Executive Director
West African Research Association
at Boston University African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

Jennifer Yanco Bio

Ruth Murambadoro

Emerging Scholar Representative
Serving through 2018
Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation
Old College House
University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)
Lynwood Road
0002 Pretoria
South Africa

Ruth Murambadoro Bio

Member Aid For Africa
African Studies Association is a participating member of Aid for Africa, a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa.
African Studies Association
Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Tel: 848-445-8173
Fax: 732-445-6637