Carmen Gillespie, Director

In addition to directing the Griot, Professor Gillespie is a scholar, author, and teacher with specializations in American, African American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures and creative writing.


Carnegie Bldg.
P: 570.577.2123

Layla Brown-Vincent

Professor Brown-Vincent's teaching and scholarly interests include constructions of race and gender among Afro-descended populations in the western hemisphere, with a particular focus on the US and Venezuela. More specifically, her work examines how Pan-Africanist sensibilities inform grassroots and nation building movements among Afro-descended women and youth through the use of autoethnography.


308 Academic West
P: 570.577.3021

Greg Clingham

Professor Clingham teaches courses on literature 1660-1860 and on a wide range of texts in their relations with orientalism, law, history, memory, translation, landscape, the environment, and the exotic


6 Taylor Hall
P: 570.577.1552 or 570.577.3674

Margaret Cronin

Peg Cronin is a writing and teaching consultant in the Writing Center.


Carnegie Bldg.
P: 570.577.3141

Rafe Dalleo

Professor Dalleo teaches world literature in the English department, with a particular focus on the Caribbean.


209B Vaughan Literature Bldg.
P: 570.577.1653

Georgina Dodge

Georgina Dodge joined Bucknell as associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion in August 2017. Reporting to the provost and serving on the Provost's Council, Dodge oversees four campus organizations, including the Office of Accessibility Resources; the Office of Civic Engagement; the Griot Institute for Africana Studies; and the Teaching & Learning Center. Georgina also holds the title of adjunct associate professor of English.


223 Marts
P: 570.577.1573

Michael Drexler

Michael Drexler, Professor of English, writes about anti-racist resistance in American literature. He is currently working on a book that places the North American slave narrative at the forefront of literary innovation in the 19th Century.


202 Vaughan Literature Bldg.
P: 570.577.1319

Cymone Fourshey

Serving as a faculty member in both History and International Relations, Professor Fourshey is a scholar of early African History who specializes in issues of migration, gender, diplomacy, and Bantu epistemologies in the longue durée.


63 Coleman Hall
P: 570.577.3891

Robert Gainer

Professor Emeritus Robert Gainer served as Chair of Bucknell's Department of Theatre and Dance. His interests include stage direction, acting, dance, multi-disciplinary performance/arts and modern British theatre and culture.

Renée Gosson

Professor Gosson's research concentrates on the neocolonial French presence in Martinique, read through various cultural sites: literature, landscape, and commemorative statues.


169 Coleman Hall
P: 570.577.1748

Kelsey Hicks

Kelsey Hicks is the new director of the Women's Resource Center and coordinator of the Advocate program that supports survivors of stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault. The Women's Resource Center fosters an environment of equity and inclusivity by engaging in a model of intersectional feminism, celebrating the achievements of women, and educating the Bucknell community of issues that disproportionately affect women.


62 Langone Center
P: 570.577.1375

Mai-Linh Hong

Professor Hong writes and teaches in the areas of 20th/21st-century American literature, race and ethnic studies, intersections of literature and law, and critical refugee studies.


113 Vaughan Literature Bldg.
P: 570.577.1489

Barry Long

Professor Long directs the jazz ensemble and teaches coursework in jazz and music theory. He is currently working on a recording project inspired by spirituals and iconic Civil Rights photography.


212 Sigfried Weis Music Bldg
P: 570.577.1312

Elena Machado

Professor Machado Sáez teaches courses on contemporary American, US Latino/a, and Caribbean diaspora literatures.


112 Vaughan Literature Bldg.
P: 570.577.1894

Dustyn Martincich

Professor Martincich's research areas are in the intersections of dance and theatre performance, communication of narrative through performance, and in the roots of jazz dance, social dance, and musical theatre.


233 Coleman Hall
P: 570.577.2904

Reginald Nelson '19

Aside from being a part of the College of Management majoring in marketing, innovation & design (MIDE), Reginald is the the Affinity Leader for 7th Street House, which has a rich history that supports and strengthens the black diaspora. With a goal to create, host, collaborate and then institutionalize 7th Street House's programming, Reginald's mission with 7th Street House is to enable the experience and increase the awareness of Black Culture on Bucknell's campus for now and for the generation who proceed.

Meenakshi Ponnuswami

Professor Ponnuswami's interests include modern drama, theatre history, and performance theory. Her publications focus on postwar British theatre, most recently on the work of black British and British Asian playwrights.


207A Vaughan Literature Bldg.
P: 570.577.1654

Rosalie Rodriguez

Rosalie Rodriguez is the Director of Multicultural Student Services. She is a tireless advocate for social justice and her research focuses on ecological systems interventions to environmentalinjustice and food insecurity.


59 Langone Center
P: 570.577.1095

Jaye Austin Williams

A specialist in the melding of drama theory & performance with critical Black studies, Professor Williams travels internationally, lecturing and teaching interdisciplinary seminars on the analysis of structural racism(s) and their myriad performances, both subtle and overt, in modernity. Her current research focus is on Black dramatists' treatments of these performed antagonisms.


309 Academic West
P: 570.577.3053

Carol Wayne White

Professor White's teaching and research interests include philosophy of religion, process philosophy and theism, French poststructuralist philosophies, feminist theory and religion, religious naturalism, and science and religion.


10 Coleman Hall
P: 570.577.3526

Thelathia "Nikki" Young

Professor Young's research focuses on ethical issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and particularly emphasizes the ways that black queer communities possess, embody, and enact moral excellence.


103 Coleman Hall
P: 570.577.1928


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