Graduate Student Profiles

Majeed Abdul Rahman

Majeed Abdul Rahman

Majeed Abdul Rahman received his BA (hons.) in philosophy and political science from the University of Ghana. His research interests include human trafficking, on which he has published an article in the global studies journal Transcience, and submitted another to the Nordic Journal of African Studies. When he is not busy understanding the political economy of globalization, and its implications for Sub-Saharan Africa, he is usually inventing games to play with his 3-year-old.

Email: majeed@uwm.edu
Office: MIT 220


Crystal Ellis

Crystal Ellis

Crystal Ellis graduated from Alverno College in 2012 with a BA in Political Science with Philosophy support. She then spent two years serving as a Public Ally with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation doing secondary and primary research with the city’s neighborhoods. In the summer of 2014 she was selected along with 40 other students from across the nation to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Her research interests include the development of Africana Psychology, and the impact of some practices of urban institutions on youth of African descent.

Email: ellis7@uwm.edu
Office: MIT 220


Charmaine Lang

Charmaine Lang

Ms. Lang has a Bachelors degree in English and Public Administration and Masters degrees in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on African World Literature. Her research interests include West African women authored literature, and the ways in which women create ways to liberate themselves and share their historical truths and significance. While an avid reader, she also loves traveling and dancing.

Email: lang3@uwm.edu
Office: MIT 220


Maxime Sarah Mianzokouna

Maxime Sarah Mianzokouna

Mr. Mianzokouna has a BA in Psychology from the University Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, Congo and an MA in Social Psychology, from the San Diego State University. A native speaker of French, Mr. Mianzokouna has experience in lecturing, instructing and leading discussions in French.

Email: maxime@uwm.edu
Office: MIT 220

 


Nakia Spencer

Nakia Spencer received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and her MA in English from UW-Milwaukee.

Email: nspencer@uwm.edu
Office: MIT 317


Cami J. Thomas

Cami J. Thomas

Ms. Thomas has a BA in Africology from UW-Milwaukee. She is currently serving as a Project Assistant in Health Psychology. Ms. Thomas’ main research interest deals with African Americans born after 1970 and their perceptions of current conditions regarding racism, discrimination, segregation, and the need for social and political revolution. She is also interested in the political economy of Hip Hop culture, antiracist education and education reform in Black communities, and comparative studies between the United States and Ghana focusing on youth and young adult involvement in current social and political movements. Ms. Thomas has been to Ghana twice to study cultural traditions with the Department of Africology Study Abroad Program.

Email: cjthomas@uwm.edu
Office: Pearse B57