PAS Executive Committee

Kathleen Bickford Berzock | Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Block Museum

Kathleen Bickford Berzock

Stephen Hill | Senior Associate Director, Office of Fellowships

Stephen Hill
  • Interest(s):  Interface between Tanzanian music and nationalism; Wamatengo in southwestern Tanzania; Gender in musical choices; How historical circumstances may stimulate musical action
  • Phone: 847-491-2617
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Esmeralda Kale | George and Mary LeCron Foster Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Esmeralda Kale

Meagan Keefe | Associate Director, Program of African Studies

Meagan Keefe

Evan Mwangi | Associate Professor in English

Evan Mwangi
  • Interest(s):  African fiction in the contexts of literary theory; TV news; Sports; Aesthetics; East African hiphop music
  • Phone: 847-491-3529
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Will Reno | Director of African Studies, Political Science

Will Reno
  • Interest(s):  Conflict in the context of state collapse; Political strategies of armed groups and the politics of international intervention and counter insurgency; Somalia and the greater Horn of Africa region
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Jeff Rice | WCAS Advising

Jeff Rice
  • Interest(s):  West African state development in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Expansion of Asante
  • Phone: 847-491-8916
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Rachel Riedl | Political Science

Rachel Riedl
  • Interest(s):  Democratization in Africa; Causes of variation in party system institutionalization
  • Phone: 847-467-2291
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David Schoenbrun | History

David Schoenbrun
  • Interest(s):  History of power in Uganda; Great Lakes region of Africa
  • Phone: 847-491-7278
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Rebecca Shereikis | ISITA

Rebecca Shereikis
  • Interest(s):  Francophone West Africa (particularly Mali); African Muslim responses to colonialism; Islamic law in African contexts
  • Phone: 847-491-2598
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Juliet Sorensen | Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Law and Kellogg

Juliet Sorensen