Below are lists of current Faculty, Student, and External Advisory Board members. 

Faculty Advisory Board

  • Matthew Pratt Guterl

    Chair of American Studies, Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies

  • Noliwe Rooks

    Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Faculty Advisor

  • Bonnie Honig

    Nancy Duke Lewis Professor, Modern Culture and Media and Political Science, Faculty Advisor

  • Avery Willis Hoffman

    Inaugural Artistic Director of the Brown Arts Institute, Professor of the Practice of Arts and Classics

Student Advisory Board

  • Makana Kushi

    Ph.D. Candidate, American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

  • Jonathon Acosta

    Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow

  • Melaine Ferdinand-King

    Ph.D. Candidate, Africana Studies

  • Mariajos√© Rodriguez - Pliego

    Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow

External Advisory Board

  • Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr.

    Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor, Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University

  • Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar '87, AM '90, PhD '09

    Senior Assistant to the President, Dominican University of California

  • Carmen Rodriguez '83 P'14, P'17

    Emeriti Trustee of Brown University

  • Jane Saks

    Founding President and Artistic Director of Project&