Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory
Professor of Africana Studies
Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Areas of Interest: African and African diaspora political theory, intellectual and cultural histories; African and Caribbean politics; Global South development issues; Caribbean Art; political economy of race, slavery and the history of capitalism.
Areas of Interest: Theoretical Physics: Supersymmetry, Supergravity, Superstring theory; Mathematics; Public Policy: Education Policy, Science & Technology Policy (PCAST; Obama Administration), National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS), Maryland State Board of Education
Areas of Interest: Italian politics and society, role of symbolism and ritual in politics, history of Vatican relations with the Italian state, modern history of anti-Semitism, the history of the family in Europe.