College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > African and Black Diaspora Studies > Faculty


​The faculty and staff of African and Black Diaspora Studies are dedicated to our students' academic success. We strive to provide a friendly learning environment, individual academic advising, and engaging intellectual challenges in order to prepare our graduates to excel in their chosen professions with confidence.

department chair, Amor Kohli

Amor Kohli
Chair of the African and Black Diaspora Studies Department
Associate Professor
(773) 325-7865


Symone Johnson
Symone Johnson
Amor Kohli
Amor Kohli
Julie Moody-Freeman
Julie Moody-Freeman
Lori Pierce
Lori Pierce

Advisory Committee

The African & Black Diaspora Advisory Committee is a rotating group of faculty responsible for the governing and direction of the African & Black Diaspora Department.

Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated faculty are faculty from across DePaul whose teaching and research connect to African & Black Diaspora studies.

Clement Adibe, Political Science
Tera Agyepong, History
Jane Baxter, Anthropology
Nancy Davis, School of Continuing  and Professional Studies
Marcy Dinius, English 
Martine Green-Rogers​, Theatre School
Phyliss Griffin, Theater School
Horace Hall, Education
Stephen Haymes, Education
Stan Chu Ilo, Catholic Studies
Valerie Johnson, Political Science
Billy Johnson-Gonzalez, English
Tracey Lewis-Elligan, Sociology
Traci Schlesinger, Sociology, In Memoriam
Margaret Storey, History
Darrick Tovar-Murray, Education