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Pan African Studies Program

Faculty

PROFESSOR BOATAMO MOSUPYOE
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Dr. Mosupyoe joined the Department of Ethnic Studies in fall 2003; she received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Social Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Ethnic Studies, African/African Americans. Dr. Mosupyoe's research experience includes an ethnography research on the life, migration, success and failure trends of recent African immigrants in the United States in 1960-2011, Gender, Race, and Class. Dr. Mosupyoe has numerous publications that include Development of Thought in Pan Africanism, Women's Multicentric Ways of Knowing, Being and Thinking, Mediation of Patriarchy and Sexism by Women in South Africa, Institutions, Ideologies and Individuals: Feminist Perspectives on Gender, Race and Class, and Introduction to Ethnic Studies.

  • Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies
  • Office: AMD 463D
  • Phone: (916) 278-6646
  • E-mail: mosupyob@csus.edu

PROFESSOR RITA CAMERON-WEDDING
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Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding is a professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento. In 2003 she co-edited Ethnic America: Readings in Race, Class and Gender. In 2004 she co-authored Institutions, Ideologies and Individuals: Feminist Perspectives on Gender, Race and Class. Her research and scholarship informs the numerous lectures and workshops she conducts on diversity for teachers, social workers as well as staff in business, government and non-profit agencies. In 2004 Dr. Cameron Wedding received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at CSUS. Also in 2004 as a Fulbright Scholar she participated in a six-week Diversity Seminar in South Africa. While there she lectured on the topic of diversity and was a guest on a national talk radio show in Cape Town, addressing the issue of affirmative action. Dr. Cameron Wedding is as a Governor’s appointee to the California Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Wedding has delivered lectures and training on Bias in different parts of the world including different parts of the USA, Costa Rica, Amman Jordan, and South Africa.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RICKY GREEN
Dr. Ricky Green

Dr. Ricky Green joined Ethnic Studies Department in 1998 the same year that he graduated with his PhD. from University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Green is affiliated currently the Director of Pan African Studies and his scholarship is focused on Black Radical and Political Thought as well as Ancient Political Thought. On various occasions he also served as the Director of Pan African Studies Program and Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program. His publications include Democratic Virtue in the Trial and Death of Socrates and Voices in Black Political Thought.

  • Program Director of Pan African Studies
  • Office: AMD 562A
  • Phone: (916) 278-3395
  • E-mail: greenr@csus.edu

PROFESSOR CHARLES GOSSETT
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Dr. Charles Gosset's research is in the areas of public sector human resources management and state and local intergovernmental relations. He has published articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries on civil service reform; on how state and local governments deal with one another on issues related to lesbian and gay rights; and on public opinion on same-sex marriage. 
Gossett graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hope College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also had teaching appointments at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana; was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Swaziland and a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS at the University of Botswana.

  • Professor of Public Policy & Administration Graduate Program
  • Office: SAC 3033
  • Phone: (916) 278-5591
  • E-mail: cwgossett@csus.edu

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ANDREA MOORE

Dr. Andrea Moore
Dr. Andrea L. S. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis.  Her academic brand focuses on Ethnic History and Socio-Cultural Production.  Her areas of expertise are situated within Pan African History, Cultural Studies, Sociology, and Popular Culture. Dr. Moore has over 10 years of teaching experience in higher education working with the Department for Behavioral Social Sciences at Sacramento City College, and the African American and African Studies Department at the University of California, Davis.

Her recent scholarship is focused on extrapolating components of her dissertation that examined historical moments taking place during the Hyphy Movement. Moore looks at the Bay Area’s legacy as an epicenter for social movements, from the 1960’s Black Power Movement to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. Dr. Moore explores the ways in which hip hop promotes awareness about the recent social protests movements and organizations advocating for police reform. Working with the Black Lives Matter Sacramento Chapter, Moore is examining racial frameworks found in scholarship, social media and cultural practices that investigate the social discourse of the modern era used to justify the lynching of the Black body and its connection to the current criminal pathologizing of Black people murdered in the United States.


PROFESSOR JESSIE RUTH GASTON
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Dr. Jessie Ruth Gaston, a native of Mississippi, has been a Professor of African History at California State University for more than twenty years.  She received her BA in Psychology from Occidental College, in Los Angeles, her M.A. in African Studies, and her Ph.D. in the History of Africa and Middle Eastern Studies from U.C.L.A. 
In addition to her continued service as a Board member for the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR), Dr. Gaston served as a Co-Director of two Fulbright-Hays Seminars to Africa:  one in Ghana in 2001 and the other in Rwanda in 2004.  While in Ghana, she participated in a discussion of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which was organized by members of the Rhode Island Dewolf family, one of the most notorious enslaver in early North America.  She also appeared in their Documentary Film “Traces of the Trade:  A Story from the Deep North”, produced by Katrina Brown and filmed in Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa.  Dr. Gaston is a member of the CSUS African Coalition/CSUS African Studies Coalition as well as a member of the nationwide African Studies Association.  She formed part of the CSU, Sacramento Educational Delegation to the Republic of South Africa in 2007,  was a coordinator of the Faculty Student Mentor Program at CSU, Sacramento from January 1994 to August 1998, and Director of Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program from August 2005 to May 2007.  Furthermore, she has several publications.  Her most recent include Neither to be Seen Nor Heard:  The Life of Faith Alexandra Kamya Nasolo Mulira (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010/11) and African History in Review (Cognella, 2011). She was recently selected for the Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2011 (65th Edition). 

  • Professor, Department of History
  • Office: TAH 3096
  • Phone: (916) 278-6626
  • E-mail: gaston@csus.edu 

PROFESSOR SMILE DUBE
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LECTURER FUNDI KIBURI

  • Lecturer, Department of Ethnic Studies
  • Office: AMD 562D
  • Phone: (916) 278-3395
  • E-mail: kiburi@csus.edu