Our Faculty

Jafari S Allen

Assoc. Professor


Dr. Allen is the author of the critical ethnography of race, gender, sexuality and revolution, ¡Venceremos?: The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba; editor of Black/Queer/Diaspora– a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; and numerous scholarly and popular articles, book chapters, and blog posts. He is...

Anthony G Barthelemy

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5609
Author, Black Face, Maligned Race: The Representation of Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne (1987). Editor, Critical Essays on Shakespeare's "Othello" (1994).

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
2017 Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead-UMIA


(305) 284-5581
Kate Ramsey works on Caribbean history and culture. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of religion, law, and performance; medicine and healing in the Atlantic world; Caribbean intellectual history, artistic production, and social movements; and the connection between anthropology and history. Her first book, The...

Patricia J. Saunders

Assoc. Professor
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.  He 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).  His field is...