Ousseina D. Alidou


President – Serving through 2022
Professor, Linguistics and African Studies
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

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Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà


Vice President – Serving through 2022
School of Art, Design and Art History
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
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Carolyn A. Brown

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Past President – Serving through 2022

Department of History
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

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Serving through 2022
Institute of African Studies
University of Ghana, Legon
Accra, Ghana

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Nana Akua Anyidoho

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Serving through 2023
Center for Policy Studies
University of Ghana
Accra, Ghana

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Rita Kiki Edozie


Serving through 2023
Interim Dean, School of Policy and Global Studies
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

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Didier Gondola

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Serving through 2022
Department of History
Indiana University School of Liberal Arts
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

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Abdoulaye Gueye


Serving through 2023

School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
FSS Building, University of Ottawa
120 University Place
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Adeline Masquelier

Adeline Masquelier

Serving through 2023
Department of Anthropology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


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Dumi Moyo

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Serving through 2022
Executive Dean: Faculty of Humanities University of North West, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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Yacine Daddi Addoun

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Serving through 2024

Visiting Assistant Prof. of Middle Eastern Studies
Emory College
Atlanta, GA

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Robert Trent Vinson

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Serving through 2024
Director & Chair, Professor of African American and African Studies
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Timothy P. Longman


Treasurer – Serving through 2026
Professor; Dir Ad Interim, African Studies Center and Director
on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

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