Doctoral Alumni

Benjamin Wendorf

Assistant Professor of History
Quinsigamond Community College

Professional Activities

  • Published book chapter “Vodou in North America: Healing One Person, Healing the Universe” with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith in Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America, Volume 1, Regan A.R. Gurung, Ed. (New York: Praeger, 2014).
  • Visiting Lecturer in Brandeis University’s Department of African & African American Studies, 2015-16
  • Published article “Evolution of the Subversive Ghanaian: A Review of Gold Coast Colonial Historiography” in Traversea, 2015.
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of History, Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester, Massachusetts), 2016 to present
  • Panel Chair, “Legitimizing and Defining Nationhood”, African Studies Association Conference, 2018
  • Visiting Lecturer of History, Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts), January 2019 to present


Charmane Perry

Visiting Assistant Professor of History,
Beloit College

Professional Activities

Perry, Charmane M. 2014. “Invasion from the South: Social Construction of the Haitian ‘Other’ in The Bahamas.” International Journal of Bahamian Studies, 20(1): 1-12.

Collaborator/Content Developer for “My Sherman Park” documentary at the Milwaukee-based non-profit Safe & Sound, 2018.


Crystal Edwards

Visiting Scholar, African American Studies
University of Houston

Professional Activities

  • Conyers, J.L, Edwards, C.L, and Thompson, K. African Americans in Higher Education: A Critical Study of Social and Philosophical Foundations of Africana Culture. Myers Publishing, ME. Forthcoming.
  • Edwards, C.L. Black girls experiencing their intersectional identities in schools: HER-Story. Maryland: Lexington Books. Forthcoming.
  • Edwards, C. L., & Scott, A. J. (2018). Why Decoloniality? In J. L. Conyers (Ed.), Africana Methodologies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, TX.


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