Johnetta G Richards

Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 
415-338-7589
Office Information: 
Building: 
Ethnic Studies & Psychology
Room Number: 
123
Biography: 

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. 

 

Dr. Richards’s is a contributor to blackpast.org. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Richards served as a member on the executive board of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization founded by Carter G. Woodson.

 

Dr. Richards has served SF State in various capacities since 1988. She created a course in which SF State students traveled abroad to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Belize. Finally, Dr. Richards advises and mentors many students within and outside of the Africana Studies major. She has served as an important bridge between SF City College and SF State.

 

Dr. Richards's specific degree emphases are listed below.

 

Ph.D., American History and Social Movements

   University of Cincinnati

MA, American History and Ethnic Literature

   University of Cincinnati

BA, American History

   Virginia State University