Selam Sebhatu majored in Africana Studies (with an interest in health education) at San Francisco State University. Selam was a teacher's assistant for Professor Flamer. She graduated in the Spring of 2015 and is pursuing postgraduate education. Her research interests regard health, education and behavior science concerning African Americans and correlating these interests into one career.
Shanice Robinson is a senior majoring in Africana Studies. Her research interest include African American women, qualitative analysis and critical inquiry in the classroom. Ms. Robinson has worked as research assistant as well as a teaching assistant and plans to continue her education upon graduation from SF State.
Erin Kelsaw Graduated in 2016 double-majoring in Biochemistry and Africana Studies at SF State. She was an Office Assistant in the Department of Africana Studies. In addition to being a gifted student and researcher, she was a Black Student Union Coordinator, and she studied abroad in Ghana for one year. Ms. Kelsaw is the recipient of awards that attest to her scholarship and service.
Currently, she is doing a Post-baccalaureate at the University of Rochester in Microbiology & Immunology looking to pursue graduate school in the fall for Chemistry.
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.
Chris Roberts received his MA in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Africana Studies from SF State. He was the hood recipient for our College the year he graduated (2013). He was honored for his conscientious service and meticulous research concerning emancipatory education for youth through Hiphop and spoken word. He is currently teaching and researching in the African American Studes PhD program at Temple University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.