Brown Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice



Anthony Bogues
Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory
Professor of Africana Studies

Shana Weinberg
Assistant Director

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers
Manager of Programs & Outreach
For K-12 educational visits and programming, email [email protected]  

Catherine Van Amburgh
Center Coordinator

Faculty Advisory Board

Philip Gould

Israel J. Kapstein Professor 
of English
Department of English
[email protected]

Matthew Pratt Guterl

Professor of Africana and American Studies, Chair of American Studies
[email protected]

Francoise Hamlin

Associate Professor of Africana Studies
and History
[email protected]

Juliet Hooker

Professor of Political Science
[email protected]

Seth Rockman

Associate Professor of History
[email protected]

Kevin Quashie

Professor of English
[email protected]

External Advisory Board

Dr. Ruth J. Simmons

Founding Board Chair

James T. Campbell

Katherine Chon '02


David Haas '78

Spencer Crew PhD. '71, P'00, P'04

Libby Heimark '76, P'11, P'14, P'17


Mary Vascellaro '74, P'07

Below are lists of our current Faculty, Postdoctoral, Graduate, and Affiliated Fellows. Visit our Past Fellows for a complete list of CSSJ fellowship affiliates.

CSSJ Affiliated Faculty

Rui Gomes Coelho
Affiliated Faculty
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Emily Owens 
CSSJ Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

Seth Rockman
CSSJ Faculty Fellow Seminar Affiliate
Associate Professor of History, Brown University

CSSJ Research Cluster Fellows

Lundy Braun
Race, Medicine, and Social Justice Research Cluster Faculty Fellow
Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence, Professor of Medical Science and Africana Studies, Brown University

Elena Shih
Human Trafficking Research Cluster Faculty Fellow 
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
Carceral State Research Cluster Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Charlene FletcherEmerging Voices
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and Justice

Visiting Scholars

Pepjin Brandon
Sylviane Diouf
Naz Habtezghi
Hadiya Sewer
Meadow Dibble
Zachary Sell