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ASA Board of Directors

Anne Pitcher

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

Jean Allman

Vice-President - Serving through 2019
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

Dorothy Hodgson

Past President - Serving through 2017
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School - New Brunswick
Professor of Anthropology
131 George Street
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Dorothy Hodgson Bio

Nwando Achebe

Serving through 2019
Professor of History
141D Old Horticulture
506 E. Circle Dr
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Nwando Achebe Bio

Aderonke Adesola Adesanya

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

Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà Bio

Souleymane Bachir Diagne


Serving through 2017
Professor of French and Philosophy
522 Philosophy Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY

Souleymane Bachir Diagne Bio

Brenda Chalfin


Serving through 2017
Department of Anthropology
451 Grinter
PO Box 117305
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

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

Timothy Longman

Serving through 2017
Director of the African Studies Center
Associate Professor, Political Science
Boston University
Boston, MA

Timothy Longman 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
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African Studies Association
Rutgers University - Livingston Campus
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
Tel: 848-445-8173
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