African American Studies Welcomes New Faculty

September 19, 2019

Bukola Usidame and Travis Harris

The Department of African American Studies welcomes two new faculty members to the department this year.

Bukola Usidame, PhD received her MA and PhD in public policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2018. Before joining the African American Studies department, she held a postdoctoral position in the School of Nursing as part of iCubed's Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Core. She is currently teaching AFAM 399.

Travis Harris, PhD received his PhD in American Studies with a concentration in Africana Studies from William & Mary in 2019. He is director of political education for the International Black Freedom Alliance, and his research interests include hip hop and religion. He is currently teaching AFAM 111 and AFAM 211. In addition to teaching, his work for the AFAM department includes community outreach and outreach to Richmond schools.