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Akin Ogundiran

Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History

Akin Ogundiran is a professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History at the UNC Charlotte, where he also served as chair of the Africana Studies Department from 2008 to 2018. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the African Archaeological Review.

Alan Rauch

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Alan Rauch is a professor of English. He was born in Montréal, Québec and received his bachelor's degree in biology from McGill University. After completing his master's in zoology, he obtained a master's degree and Ph.D. in literature at Rutgers University.

Carol L. Higham


Carol L. Higham, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the History Department, where she teaches Native American and American history. She co-authored "Conquests and Consequences: The West from Frontier to Region" (Harlan Davidson Inc., 2009) and co-edited "One West, Two Myths, Vol. 1 and 2," (University of Calgary Press, 2001, 2004) and a series of books on the American frontier for Wiley.

Danielle N. Boaz

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Boaz completed a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Africa, the African Diaspora and the Caribbean from the University of Miami, a J.D. with a concentration in International Law from the University of Toledo and a LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights from St. Thomas University. She is a licensed attorney in the states of Florida and North Carolina.

Greg Weeks

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Greg Weeks is associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte. He is also a professor of Political Science. Weeks has published several books and dozens of articles on Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latino immigration.

Jamie Franki

Associate Professor & Illustration Program Coordinator
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Jamie Franki is a tenured associate professor in the College of Arts + Architecture, where he coordinates the Illustration program and serves as associate chair of the Department of Art + Art History. Franki received his Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University and has been teaching art full-time on the college and university level since 1988.