Our Faculty

Marlon Moore

Assoc. Professor
Director, Africana Studies Program


(305) 284-4076
Marlon Moore is interested in African American literary and popular culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries with special concern for how black LGBTQ identities intersect with other experiences and identifications, including (religious and secular) spirituality, disability, and the black south. Her work has appeared in...

Jomills Henry Braddock, II



(305) 284-6113

Marvin Phillip Dawkins



(305) 284-6127
Editorial Board, Journal of Race and Policy, 2004 -  Faculty Advisor, FEF Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 2002 -  Editorial Board, Negro Education Review, 1996 - 

Kate Ramsey

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5581
Kate Ramsey’s research and teaching interests include the politics of religion, law, and performance in the Caribbean; histories of medicine and healing in the Atlantic world; museums in/and the Caribbean; and Caribbean intellectual history, artistic production, and social movements. Her first book, The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and...

Patricia J. Saunders

Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead - UMIA


(305) 284-3829
Prof. Saunders is an associate professor of English at the University of Miami and Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead at the Miami Insitutite for the Advanced Study of the Americas. Her research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual identity and national identity in Caribbean literature and popular culture. Her...

Donald Spivey

Distinguished Professor
Cooper Fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences


(305) 284-2737
  Donald Spivey was born and reared in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his B.A., "with distinction in history" (1971) and a M.A. in history (1972), and from there to the University of California at Davis where he earned his Ph.D. in history (1976).  He specializes...