Ashley Aaron

Ashley D. Aaron is Lecturer at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, where she lectures in the Department of Africana Studies, and in the Department of Race and Resistance Studies. Professor Aaron’s current teaching and research interests are Africana History 1500-1900, Global Black Liberation Movements, Enslavement and Resistance in the Americas, Afro-Latina/o identity in the Americas, Black Family Studies, and Culturally Responsive Educational practices for youth in color in secondary schools.

Chris Bell

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.

Doñela Wright

Doñela Wright is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. Following the tradition of other disciplinary scholars, Dr. Wright considers herself a scholar-activist, using the discipline of Africana Studies as a framework to seek and promote social justice on behalf of the diasporic Africana community. 

Mahelet Gezachew

Mahelet Gezachew is a communications major and minor in Africana Studies.  She is phenomenal, well traveled, active, and free-spirited young woman who is dedicated to her education and serving her community.  She is involved all around campus working with BSU (Black Student Union). She is also the  Chair of Jabulani, a historical organization celebrating Black Students for their scholarly achievements and is the Founder/Co-President of the first Habesha Student Union at S.F State.  

Joseph Adams

In the Fall of 2015, Joseph transferred to S.F. State to obtain two Bachelors of Arts Degrees, in English Literature and Africana Studies. While attending S.F. State, Joseph earned the highly competitive position as a research assistant for Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer within the Africana Studies Department. In this role, he is researching anthropology, linguistics, hip-hop and comics. Also, Joseph has been elected the Student Circle Chair for the Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists, a national professional organization dedicated to behavior science.

Meredyth Floyd

Meredyth Floyd graduated with a BA in Africana Studies and a minor in Race and Resistance Studies. She teaches in San Francisco and plans to obtain her MA in Ethnics Studies, with an emphasis in Africana Studies.