Our Affiliated Faculty are talented Temple University faculty members from other departments and schools who have agreed to work collaboratively with African American Studies to enrich research, teaching and service efforts, as well as assist in departmental procedures and standards.
They are an invaluable resource to our graduate students as subject specialists that are knowledgable in differing methodologies and by serving as advisors, research mentors and examination committee members.
Click on the listing below for contact information and subject specialties.
College of Liberal Arts
- Urban public policy, housing, economic development, infrastructure planning
- Contemporary American Religion, Religion and Sexuality, and American Judaism.
- African American History and Women's History
- Social and Political Theory (Modern and Contemporary,) Black Political Thought, Political Theories of Education Methodologies in the Social Sciences
- Competence: Political Theory in Literature and Film Race and Ethnic Jewish Studies
- Africana philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology and philosophy of existence, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion and Afro-Jewish Studies
- Middle East, Comparative and Political Economy
- African American History
- Colonial America, Women, Social History
- Educated at universities on four continents, and having lived ten years of his adult life in Zaire and Haiti, Professor Rey specializes in the anthropology and history of African and African diasporic religions. His current research projects focus on Haitian religion in Miami, violence and religion in Central African and Haitian history, and religion on Fifth Street, Philadelphia. Through it all, he maintains a keen interest in the work and influence of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu.
- French, French-based Creole and African Studies
- Urban social geography, geographic education/ under represented groups, environment and development
- Modern Africa, Imperialism and Resistance, African Diaspora
- Transnational, African Diaspora, Modern Latin America
- reactions to crime; communities and crime; the incivilities or “broken windows” thesis; person environment interactions such as human territorial functioning, especially as they pertain to issues of crime, fear and disorder; environmental justice; and community and crime impacts on health related outcomes
- African History, Comparative History, Third World History
School of Social Work
- HIV Prevention, African American Studies
College of Education
- My research focuses on gender and schooling outcomes; men, boys and masculinity; sociology of higher education; and applied research methods. I am particularly interested in issues of access and equity in the educational pipeline as they are informed by gender, race, class, and the intersection of these social locations. My work has appeared in various research journals, including the Gender & Society, Urban Education, American Journal of Evaluation, Peabody Journal of Education, Evaluation Review, and Educational Researcher. I am the author of African American Males in School and Society: Policies and Practices for Effective Education (with Vernon C. Polite) and Black Sons to Mothers: Compliments, Critiques, and Challenges for Cultural Workers in Education (with M. Christopher Brown).
- Attribution Theory
- Urban Education
- Early Intervention
- Learning Disabilities
- My recent scholarship has focused on conducting empirical research to enhance program and policy development for improving the conditions of education in urban schools. In recent years, I have engaged in a variety of research projects on issues such as high school and postsecondary collaborations, the connection between school leadership content knowledge in mathematics and instructional quality, and interventions to improve failing comprehensive high schools. My primary interests and expertise fall in the areas of sociology of education, urban education, high school reform, resiliency among adolescents of color, and at-risk students.
- Multicultural Competencies in Counseling Psychology
- Counselor Training and Skill Development
- Diversity Training in Education, Human Services and Business
- Clinical Supervision
Center for the Arts
The Department of African American Studies
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