Faculty

Daniel Aldridge

Daniel Aldridge
Ph.D. Emory University

I teach courses in American and African-American history, primarily focusing on the period from the Civil War to the present. I am particularly interested in issues such as civil rights activism, popular culture, and U. S. foreign relations.

Laurian Bowles

Laurian Bowles
Ph.D. Temple University

I am a cultural and visual anthropologist whose research interests include ethnographic photography, Africa and the Diaspora, gender, urbanization, the anthropology of race, and transnationalism.

Caroline Beschea-Fache

Caroline Beschea-Fache
Ph.D. Indiana University

I teach French and Francophone Studies and I study issues in critical mixed-race studies. I also focus on the development, production and distribution of West African films in Africa and in the rest of the world.

Brenda Flanagan

Brenda Flanagan
Ph.D. University of Michigan

As the Edward Armfield Sr. Professor, I teach creative writing, African American, Caribbean, and World Literatures. I am also Faculty Liaison for the ethnic studies interdisciplinary minor.

Hilton Kelly Hilton Kelly
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst

I teach courses in educational studies, sociology, and Africana studies, such as Schools and Society, Education in African-American Society, Growing up Jim Crow, and Critical Race Theory. I'm a specialist in the sociology of education with a research focus on the lives and work of African-Americans in the United States.
Gerardo Marti

Gerardo Marti
Ph.D. University of Southern California

The focus of my research and teaching is race-ethnicity, religion, identity, and social change. I am most interested in uncovering the dynamics of contemporary issues like diversity, religious innovation, and generational differences in self-understanding.

Ken Menkhaus

Kenneth Menkhaus
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, International Studies

I've taught political science at Davidson since 1991, my courses focus on international studies, while my research specializes on the Horn of Africa.

Affiliated Faculty

Suzanne Churchill, Professor of English
Rick Gay, Professor of Educational Studies
Melissa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
Michael Guasco, Associate Professor of History
Tae-Sun Kim, Director of Multicultural Affairs
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Associate Professor of History
Clark Ross, Professor of Economics
Fred Smith, Professor of Economics
Anne Wills, Professor of Religion

Visiting Faculty

Ndubueze L. Mbah, Department of History
Moshi Herman, Department of Sociology
Samantha Noel, Department of Art History

Core Faculty Emeritus

Nancy Fairley, Ph.D. State University New York, Stony Brook