Iman Saint Jean

Iman Saint Jean graduated with her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from SF State. While studying for her undergraduate degree, she took advantage of the opportunity to partner with the Office of International Programs and she studied Africana Studies aboard in Ghana for one year as well. She returned to SF State to complete a MA degree in Educational Leadership, Social Justice, Equity and Instructional Technologies.

Patrice Moananu

Ms. Moananu double majored in Africana Studies and Criminal Justice. She has made the Dean's List and has served her communities with courage and humililty. As part of the core curriculum in Africana Studies, students enhance LinkedIn profiles and create ePortfolios. Click Ms. Moananu's LinkedIn url to learn more.

Madeline Flamer

Professor Flamer teaches gospel performance and has advised SF State's Gospel Gators for close to a decade. She also teaches composition courses for the Department and the College of Ethnic Studies that are required for Africana Studies majors (such as AFRS 214 and ETHS 300 - GWAR).  One of Professor Flamer's thesis research projects examined Black teachers teaching Black adult learners using creative arts and music. She is acclaimed in the Bay area for her longitudinal practice concerning gospel music and performance. She received her M.Ed.

Brittany Prince

Professor Prince is a gifted educator who specializes in teaching Africana literature as well as Black creative arts. Her thesis research engaged a critical analysis of The Wind Done Gone. Her research interests include womanist theory, critical race theory and critical pedagogy in higher education classrooms. Professor Prince is a graduate from SF State's MA program in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Africana Studies. She is currently pursuing her EdD at SF State as well.

Dave Cook (Davey D)

Professor Dave "Davey D" Cook is iconic pioneer in the fields of social media, independent radio and Hip Hiop journalism. As a syndicated radio personality on Hard Knock Radio, Cook is renowned for his courageous inquiry concerning key issues facing oppressed peoples within and outside of the United States. Professor Cook teaches courses concerning African American music as well as Black creative arts and history in the Department of Africana Studies. He also co-teaches the very popular and large Hiphop, Globalization and the Politics of Identity course.

Amar Casey

Professor Casey teaches core curriculum in Africana Studies. He teaches "From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History" and "Kemet, Afrocentricity, and the Dawn of Science." Professor Casey is renowned for his actvism and advocacy in Oakland and the greater Bay area. He has organized several grand cultural events, including Oakland's historic annual Kwanzaa celebration.

Dorothy Randall Tsuruta

Dorothy Randall Tsuruta, PhD. is former Chair of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU). She teaches African American literature. Her research interests include womanist theory and advance composition. At SFSU she is faculty advisor to the SFSU Black Studies Journal. Dr. Tsuruta is on National Council for Black Studies Board of Directors. She also serves regularly as a judge for the annual College Language Association Poetry contest (CLA). Dr.

Johnetta G Richards

Johnetta Gladys Richards is a Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has presented at historical conferences, workshops and community venues. Her teaching interests include African American history, African American women and Diasporic studies, in addition to radical social movements of African Americans in the South and women ex-combatants in Zimbabwe.