Chris E. Bell II is a lecturer in the Dept. of Africana Studies, in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He received his B.A. in Africana Studies, and his B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University in 2011. Prof. Bell is a graduate from SFSU’s M.A. Program in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Africana Studies.
Prof. Bell’s area of expertise is Africana Literature. His Master thesis focused on two early African American writers of the late 18th century, Phillis Wheatley and Richard Allen. In his thesis, he explored the concept of rhetorical mode within the context of Art for Life’s Sake. His research area of interests include Africana Literature and Africana History.