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Victor Anderson

John Frederick Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
Professor of Divinity

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Michael Eric Dyson

University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School
Centennial Chair in African American and Diaspora Studies

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David Ikard

Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

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Hector Myers

Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society
Professor of Psychology
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

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615-322-5881 
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Tiffany Ruby Patterson

Chair of African American and Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

Associate Professor of History

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Alice Randall

Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
Writer-in-Residence

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Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Vice Provost of Arts and Libraries
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in the Humanities
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
Professor of French
Director of the Callie House Research Center

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615-343-6390
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Claudine Taaffe

Senior Lecturer for African American and Diaspora Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies for African American and Diaspora Studies

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Paul C. Taylor

W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

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Gilman W. Whiting

Associate Chair of African American and Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

Director of the Scholar Identity Institute
Director of Graduate Studies for African American and Diaspora Studies

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615-343-6390
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Rhonda Y. Williams

John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
Professor of History
Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

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615-343-3279