Ifetayo Flannery

Ifetayo Flannery

Assistant Professor

Phone: 
415-338-1828

Email: ifeflann@sfsu.edu

Office Information: 
Building: 
Ethnic Studies and Psychology
Room Number: 
402 By Appointment Only
Biography: 
 
Ifetayo M. Flannery is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. She earned her Ph.D from Temple University in Africology and African American Studies and was the 2016 recipient of the Molefi Kete Asante Founders Award. In 2018, Dr. Flannery was awarded the W.E.B DuBois Research Fellowship and served as a visiting scholar to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Flannery is also a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award from San Francisco State University for scholarly research. She serves on the Executive Board for the DISA (Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement) International Conference and as the Vice President of the Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). Her publications can be found in a variety of journals and texts including the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy, Journal of Supportive Cancer Care, and Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies. She most recently published an edited book titled, An Introduction to Black Psychology
 
Dr. Flannery’s research locates and examines African cultural patterns in the collective consciousness of African diasporic groups with particular focus on their political orientation, cultural memory, and spiritual beliefs. She has traveled to many countries within the diaspora and on the African continent to observe and participate in the distinct ways people of African descent understand their relationship to cosmology, destiny, and cultural tradition. She is an initiated priestess in the Yoruba religious tradition- IFA, and carries the name Iyanifa Ifamodupe Ifetayo Awodele. Through both the deep spiritual paradigm of this African tradition and the institutional structure of Africana Studies, Dr. Flannery seeks to connect the political consciousness of African people with the spiritual wisdom of African ancestors.
 
Dr. Flannery also serves as a member of grassroots organization, MXGM (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement) which is organized to advocate for the human rights and self-determination of African Americans. She is a writer for the national movement newspaper within the organization, BAMN- By Any Means Necessary, which aims to inform the African American public about local, national, and international issues affecting the political challenges of the African world. Additionally, she continues to travel to countries such as Haiti and Benin as an international member of AI (Afrocentricity International) to engage and promote a global African renaissance. Dr. Ifetayo M. Flannery is continuously grateful and inspired by the fertile ground in Africana Studies that allows her to serve holistically.
 
Research Areas: Black Psychology, Africana Studies/ Afrocentric Methodology, African Spirituality
 
Courses offered:
AFRS 101: Introduction to Africana Studies
AFRS 200: Introduction to Black Psychology
AFRS 111: Black Cultures & Personalities 
ETHS 720: Research Methods in Ethnic Studies