Professor, SociologyPh.D., The American University
Specialization: Sociology of law; sociology of human rights; political sociology; state theory; Middle East Studies; American Studies; law and conflict; torture; war crimes; international humanitarian law.
Specialization: Morphology, syntax, discourse, prosody, and their interrelations; language contact and language change; typology and universals; language documentation; American Indian linguistics; Austronesian linguistics
Professor, AntropologyPh.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Specialization: Archaeology (archaeology of Egypt and Nubia [the Sudan], ethnicity, culture contact and imperialism, entanglement, secondary state formation, ideology and legitimization, funerary practice, ceramics and residue analysis)
Associate Professor of Black StudiesPh.D. in Literature, UC San Diego
Roberto Strongman is Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego in 2003. Dr. Strongman’s interdisciplinary approach encompasses the fields of Religion, History, and Sexuality in order to further his main area of research and teaching: Comparative Caribbean Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman’s trans-national and multi-lingual approach to the Caribbean cultural zone is grounded in La Créolité, a movement developed at L’Université des Antilles et de La Guyane in Martinique, where he studied as a dissertation fellow. In addition to his research in Martinique, Dr. Strongman has conducted archival research in Aruba, Colombia and Haiti in connection to his ongoing interest in the literatures of Creole languages. His articles have appeared in Journal of Haitian Studies, Journal of Caribbean Studies, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Callaloo, Kunapipi, Wadabagei, and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Dr. Strongman is currently preparing his first book, Black Atlantic Transcorporealities, for publication.