Faculty & Staff

The instructors facilitating Africana Studies courses are mostly comprised of members of the Graduate Faculty with a strong record of effective teaching and research. Although the Africana Studies major is primarily an undergraduate offering, Africana Faculty, in cooperation with American Culture Studies, History, and other disciplines, serve as mentors to masters and doctoral students by chairing examination and dissertation committees. Faculty may also create individualized and independent studies based on some aspect of the student's field of study as it relates to Africa and the Diaspora. Listed below are the Faculty associated with Africana Studies. Students should feel free to contact these members for more information. 

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Rebecca L. Skinner Green, PhD

Position: Director, Africana Studies
Associate Professor, School of Arts
Phone: 419.372.2269, 419.372.8514
Email: rlgreen@bgsu.edu
Address: 132 Shatzel Hall, 1010 Fine Arts

Associate Professor, Art History

Ph.D., Indiana University, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art History, 1996
MA, Indiana University, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art History, 1991
BA, University of California at Santa Barbara, Art History (Honors in African Art History), 1986

Teaching Specialization: World Art and culture

Courses Taught
Green teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including surveys, and all the World art history courses offered at BGSU: African, Oceanic, Asian, and MesoAmerican art and culture. She also teaches two study-abroad courses to Ghana, West Africa and Bali, Indonesia.

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Her research focuses on traditional and contemporary art and culture in Africa, with particular specialization on Madagascar, where she studies the elaborate relationships between ancestors, funerary practices, divination, gender roles, and traditional and contemporary art. Her research is also expanding into art and culture in the Caribbean, with primary focus on Trinidad and Tobago. Her work has been sponsored by a Social Science Research Council fellowship, a Foreign Language Area Studies grant, a Fulbright fellowship, two Fulbright-Hays fellowships, and an American Association of University Women fellowship, and has been the subject for articles, books, edited volumes, and curated exhibitions.

Recent Accomplishments
Green's most recent conference presentations include a series of papers co-authored with Ewart C. Skinner, including: LeRoy Clarke and the Psyche of Development, on the panel Philosophical Perspectives on Development and Contemporary Caribbean Art co-chaired with Ewart C. Skinner, presented at the 38th annual Caribbean Studies Association conference in Grenada (2013). LeRoy Clarke: The Frontier of the Spirits, presented at the 55th Annual African Studies Association conference in Philadelphia (2012). Community Artistic Response to HIV/AIDS in Trinidad: Exploring (And Accepting) the Faces of HIV/AIDS, and Crichlow: Exploring Questions of Authenticity, Interconnectivity, and Self in Caribbean Art, both presented at the 37th annual Caribbean Studies Association in Guadeloupe (2012). Additional recent papers include: Community Murals in South Africa: Potentials for Caribbean Artistic Response to HIV/AIDS (co-authored with Lynn M. Brinkman), presented at the 2011 Caribbean HIV conference in The Bahamas (2011), and Kenwyn Crichlow: Post-Colonial Revisioning and Reimagining of the Caribbean Aesthetic (co-authored with Ewart C. Skinner), presented at the 15th Triennial Symposium of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association in Los Angeles (2011).

Green's most recent publications include a number of chapters, such as: "Conceptions of Identity and Tradition in Highland Malagasy Clothing," in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture. Special Issue: African Fashion/African Style. Victoria Rovine (editor), 13(2):177-214. June 2009; and "From Cemetery to Runway: Dress and Identity in Highland Madagascar," in Contemporary African Fashion. Suzanne Gott and Tina Loughran (eds). pp.138-153. Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press. 2010. Green has also authored: "Kanga/Proverb Cloths‚" in Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, Valerie Steele (ed.), Detroit: Charles Scribner & Sons, 2005; "Betsileo Textiles: Negotiating Identity Between the Living and the Dead," in Unwrapping A Little-Known Textile Tradition: The Field Museum's Madagascar Textile Collection. Chapurukha M. Kusimba, Judy Odland, and Bennet Bronson (eds). Los Angeles: UCLA's Fowler Museum, 2005; and "Ancestral Dreams: Re-Visiting the Past, Re-Living the Present, Re-Creating the Future," in Memory and Representation: Constructed Truths and Competing Realities. Eber, Dena E., and Arthur G. Neal (eds), Bowling Green: Popular Culture Press, 2001.

Green is currently writing two books, on traditional arts of highland Madagascar, and on contemporary Malagasy art, as well as working on projects concerning the use of public community art in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, and is currently involved in an extensive research project on contemporary artists in Trinidad/Tobago.


Faculty member at BGSU since 1996.

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Apollos Nwauwa, PhD

Position: Professor, History
Phone: 419.372.9483
Email: nwauwa@bgsu.edu
Address: 132 Williams Hall

Fields of Study:
Modern Africa, (colonial and contemporary)
Education in Africa
African cultures and societies
Africa in Global Politics
Nigerian history
History of the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria
African Diaspora studies.
Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.), African History, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (with sub-field in American History). Dissertation: “Britain & the Politics of University Education for Africans, 1860-1960,” directed by Prof John E. Flint, 1993
Master of Arts (MA), African History, Dalhousie University, Hali-fax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thesis: “The Aro Chiefdom of Southeastern Nigeria: Chronology & State Formation, 1690-1720,” directed by Prof J.B. Webster, 1989
Bachelor of Arts (BA, Hons), Bendel State (now Ambrose Alli) University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria, 1986
Selected Publications:
2016 Governance and Leadership in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges (co-edited by Julius Adekunle), Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, Glassboro, NJ.
2015 Nigerian Political Leaders: Vision, Actions and Legacies, (co-edited with Julius Adekunle) Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, New Jersey.
2015 Perspectives on the Igbo: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (co-edited with Chima Korieh) Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, New Jersey.
2012 Between Tradition and Change: Sociopolitical and Economic Transformation among the Igbo of Nigeria (co-edited with Ebere Onwudiwe), Goldline & Jacobs, New Jersey.
2011 Against All Odds: The Igbo Experience in Post-Colonial Nigeria, (co-edited with Chima Korieh), Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, New Jersey.


Courses Taught:
Modern African History;
Sub-Saharan African History;
The Modern World;
The History of Western Civilization
Introduction to Africana Studies;
African Cultures and Societies;
Contemporary African History;
Nationalism & Independence;
Perspectives on Africa (survey from antiquity to present)
European Invasion & African Responses;
Africa in World Politics;
Colonial Education Policy in Africa;
Post-Colonial Education Policy in Africa;
Themes in Modern African History;
Africa and World War II;
Man in Africa
Nigeria in Transition, 1960-2000
British Indirect Rule System in Nigeria

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Kefa M. Otiso, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, Geography
Director, Global Village
Phone: 419.372.9352
Email: kmotiso@bgsu.edu
Address: 308A Hanna Hall

Education:
Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota, 2000

Specialty Areas of Interest:
Urban, Economic
African Development
Immigration
GIS Applications

Current BGSU Courses:
- GEOG 1210/1220: World Regional: Eurasia & Africa/Americas-Pacific
- GEOG 2250: The Global Economy
- GEOG 2300: Cultural Geography
- GEOG 2420: Geography of Terrorism
- GEOG 3120: Spatial Business Analytics (Location Analysis & GIS Applications in Marketing Geography)
- GEOG 3250: Population Geography
- GEOG 4260/5260: Urban Geography

Recent and Current Research or Grants:
2017 U.S. Department of State, Mandela Washington Fellowship, $150,000, Bowling Green State University Mandela-Washington Fellowship Institute on Civic Leadership. PI Dr. Chris Frey, CO-Is V. Jane Rosser and Kefa Otiso. (Awarded February 2017).

2009 International research Exchange Board, $19,588, 2010-2011 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia. PI-Timothy Pogacar, Co-PIs: Paul Hofmann and Kefa Otiso.

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions:
Books

Culture and Customs of Tanzania, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0313339783

Culture and Customs of Uganda, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006. ISBN: 0313331480

Chapters of Books

Kefa M. Otiso and Bisola Falola, 2018. “Introduction” in Toyin Falola and Bisola Falola (ed). The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the Neoliberal City. Routledge.

Kefa M. Otiso, 2018. “Construction of the postcolonial Tanzanian National Identity”, in Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (ed). Nested Identities: Nationalism, Territory, and Scale (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd edition).

Refereed Journal Articles

Kimosop, Peter K., Otiso, Kefa M., and Ye, Xinyue, 2015, “Spatial and gender inequality in the Kenya certificate of primary education examination results.” Applied Geography, 62, August 2015, Pages 44-61.

Manyibe M.B., Manyibe, E.O. & Otiso, K.M., 2013, “College Student Leadership Development: an Examination of Precollege Leadership Development of African Students in United States.” The Journal of Negro Education, 82 (4): 422-432.

Richard Mbatu and Kefa M. Otiso, 2012, “Chinese Economic Expansionism in Africa: A Theoretical Analysis of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis in the Forest Sector in Cameroon.” African Geographical Review 31 (2): 141-162.

Bassens, D., Derudder, B., Otiso, K., Storme, T., Witlox, F., 2012, “Gateways to Africa: Mapping airline connectivity change for Africa’s global urban networks in the 2003-2009 period.” South African Geographical Journal, 94(2): 103-119.

Joseph Taabazuing, Isaac Luginaah, Godwin Djietror & Kefa M. Otiso, 2012. “Mining, conflicts and livelihood struggles in a dysfunctional policy environment: the case of Wassa West District, Ghana.” African Geographical Review 31 (1): 33-49.

Special Published Reports

The African Capacity Building Foundation, 2016. The Challenge of African Youth Unemployment, Occasional Paper No. 26, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-77937-057-0. Harare, Zimbabwe: The African Capacity Building Foundation, http://www.acbf-pact.org. (Originally written under contract by Profs. Joseph Oppong, Kefa Otiso, and Benjamin Ofiri-Amoah; released in English and French).

Conference Presentations:
“The Mandela Washington Fellowship - Young African Leaders Initiative - YALI: Opportunities, Impact and Lessons Learned,” 10th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, September 8-9, 2017, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

“Devolution and Kenya's Post-2013 Urban Planning, Management, Growth, and Transformation,” 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association on “Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies.” Held on December 1 - 3, 2016, at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC, USA.

“Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) and NW Ohio's Quest for the Immigrant Pie,” Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VIII, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, September 21-23, 2016.

“Surnames in Immigrant research: The Case of the Kenyan Immigrants and Kenyan‐Americans in the USA,” 9th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, September 9 & 10, 2016, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

Faith Maina and Kefa M. Otiso, “Kenya Diaspora Fellowship Program (KDFP): Internationalization, Globalization, Capacity Building, and Transfer of Intellectual Capital to Kenya,” 9th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, September 9 & 10, 2016, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

“Rethinking Development Paradigms by Africa and its Partners,” Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 23, 2016, Multimedia University of Kenya (MMUK), Nairobi, Kenya.

“The Urban Night Lights View of Kenyan Urban Areas: Emerging Urban Trends and Challenges,” 8th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, September 4 & 5, 2015, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, USA.

“Kazi kwa Vijana: Kenya’s Quest for Full Youth Employment,” Association of American Geographers’ Conference, April 21-25, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA.

“An Interrogation of Kenyan High School Student Career Aspirations through Farewell Books,” 7th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, September 5 & 6, 2014, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, USA.

“Construction of the postcolonial Tanzanian National Identity,” Association of American Geographers’ Conference, April 8-12, 2014, Tampa, FL, USA.

Joseph Wambia and Kefa M. Otiso "Can Devolution Succeed in Kenya – The Political Economy of Devolution", 6th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, Bowling Green State University, September 6-7, 2013, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

"Geographies of Kenyan Immigrants in the United States", Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VI, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-26, 2012.

“Using U.S. Census Data to Plan for the Kenyan Diaspora Vote” Kenya Diaspora Conference, October 5-7 2012, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington Dc-Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202, USA.

“Time to Vote: Using Census Data to Plan for the US Kenyan Diaspora Vote - How many will actually do?” 5th Kenya Scholars’ and Studies Association Conference, Bowling Green State University, September 7-8, 2012, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

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Opportune Zongo, PhD

Position: Associate Professor
Romance Languages and Women's Studies
Phone: 419.372.7396
Email: ozongo@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Shatzel Hall

Associate Professor
Romance and Classical Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz

Professor Opportune Zongo is an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and French at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Research/Teaching Interests:

A specialist in interdisciplinary and multicultural studies, Professor Zongo has designed and taught courses in Women’s Studies, French, Francophone, and Anglophone African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures as well as Ethnic Studies.

Recent Publications:

A past recipient of a Summer N.E.H, she is a referee/reviewer for academic journals and actively participates in regional, national, and international conferences. Her most recent publications include chapters in African Women and Globalization and Cinéma et Littérature du Burkina Faso: De la Singularité à l’Universalité.

Recent Awards & Recognitions:

She has served as interim director of the Women's Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, coordinated and directed the University’s Spring and Summer Francophone culture modules in Burkina Faso, served as the on-site director of its Academic Year Abroad Programs in Tours, France and on-campus director of its Academic Year Abroad Programs in Tours, France, Burkina Faso, and Quebec.

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Nicole Jackson, PhD

Position: Assistant Professor
History Department
Phone: 419.372.2030
Email: nmjacks@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 Williams

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Jackson is an historian of the modern African Diaspora, Black social movements, and community activism, with a current focus on contemporary Black Britain. She is interested in everyday Black people’s work to expand the boundaries of social and political citizenship. She is also interested in the intersection between historical reality and representation in popular culture. Beginning in September 2017, Dr. Jackson will be a regular contributor on Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society.

Fields of Study

African American History
Black British History
African Diaspora History
Colonial/De-colonial/Post-Imperial History
Social and Cultural History
Women’s History
Modern American History
Education
Ph.D, The Ohio State University,
Department of History (2012)
M.A., The Ohio State University,
Department of History (2009)
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California,
cum laude (2005)
Selected Publications
Selected Publications
Book Chapter, Myth of a Multicultural England in BBC’s Luther” in Adjusting the Contrast: British Television and Constructs of Race, Manchester University Press
Article, “Imperial Suspect: Policing Colonies within ‘Post’-Imperial England” in Callaloo.
Book Chapter, “The Ties That Bind: Questions of Empire and Belonging in British Educational Activism” in Blackness in Britain, Routledge.
‘A Nigger in the new England’: ‘Sus.’ The Brixton Riot and Citizenship,” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Special Issue- Remapping the Black Atlantic (8:2), July 2015.
Presentations
“‘Absence is the Answer’: Race, Nation and Empire in Representations of Black British History” at Midwest Conference on British Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, September 25, 2015.
“Rewriting Empire: Black Migration to England and the Struggle Over the Past,” at Callaloo/University of Oxford’s ‘Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century’ Network, Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop, Oxford, England, University of Oxford, Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
“‘More English than the English’: the Crisis of Citizenship and Identity in England after World War II” at Midwest Conference on British Studies, Chicago, DePaul University, Saturday, October 12, 2013.
“The Ties that Bind: Post-Colonial England the Migratory Experience after World War II” at Blackness in Britain, Birmingham, England, Newman University, Thursday, September 12, 2013.
Courses Taught
Undergraduate:

Modern American History (1877- present)
U.S. History post-1945
Aspects of African American History: Black Women, Reconstruction to the Present
Historiography and Methodology
Slavery in the Americas
U.S. Women’s History
African American History from 1619
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Graduate:

Reconstruction: History and Historiography
Twentieth Century American Social Movements
Civil Rights Movement

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Angela M. S. Nelson, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, Popular Culture
Acting Chair, Ethnic Studies
Phone: 419.372.2981; 419.372.7864; 419-372-2577 (fax)
Email: anelson@bgsu.edu

Angela Nelson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Popular Culture within the School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her current teaching and research focuses on black cultural production including the intersections of aesthetics, race, performance, and religion with African American music, stage plays, and representations of African Americans in postwar and contemporary comic art and television. Dr. Nelson has edited “This Is How We Flow”: Rhythm in Black Cultures (1999), co-edited Popular Culture Theory and Methodology: A Basic Introduction (2006), and published several articles and book chapters on different aspects of 20th century African American popular culture. She is currently conducting research on Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan stage plays examining their role within an African American Christian and performative context and how they mediate issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, place, and religion.

Research Interests:
African American popular culture studies with a focus on the representation of African Americans in television situation comedy, comic art, and stage plays, the cultural significance of African American folk music, popular music, and elite music, and the intersections with theology and religion

Degrees:
Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.M., Music Education, Bowling Green State University
B.M., Music Education, Converse College

Academic and Administrative Positions:

Acting Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2010-2011
Chair, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, 2002-2009
Associate Professor, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, 1999-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, 1993-1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Clarke College, 1992-1993
Instructor, Department of Music, Clarke College, 1991-1992

Affiliations:

Graduate Faculty, Graduate College, Bowling Green State University
Affiliated Faculty, Africana Studies, Bowling Green State University
Affiliated Faculty, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University

Courses:
POPC 1700 Black Popular Culture
POPC 3800 Black Popular Music
POPC 4600 Black Popular Film
POPC 6800 Black Popular Music
POPC 6820 Black Popular Culture Studies

Publications:

· Nelson, Angela M. “’Put Your Hands Together’: The Theological Meaning of Call-Response and Collective Participation in Rap Music.” Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, ed. Andre Johnson. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2013. 55-66.

· Nelson, Angela M. “Studying Black Comic Strips: Popular Art and Discourses of Race.” Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, eds. Ronald Jackson and Sheena Howard. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 97-110.

· Nelson, Angela M. “Black Popular Culture.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd edition. Patrick Mason, Editor in Chief. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillan Reference USA, 2013. 275-284.

· Nelson, Angela M. “Religious Rhetoric in Tyler Perry’s Play Madea’s Family Reunion.” Rhetoric and Religion. A Special Issue of Memphis Theological Seminary Journal 50 (Spring 2012): http://mtsjournal.memphisseminary.edu/Home.

· Nelson, Angela M. “Middle-Class Ideology in African-American Postwar Comic Strips.” From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances, ed. Vershawn Ashanti Young and Bridget Harris Tsemo. Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 2011. 175-90.

· Nelson, Angela M. “’Put Your Hands Together’: The Theological Meaning of Percussion and Percussiveness in Rap Music.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to Present) 10.1 (Spring 2011): http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/spring_2011/nelson.htm.
· Nelson, Angela M. “The Repertoire of Black Popular Culture.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to Present) 8.1 (Spring 2009): http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/spring_2009/nelson.htm.

Professional Association Offices and Positions:

· Co-Chair, Black Music Culture Area and Hip-Hop Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2005-2014

· President, Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2010-2013

· Co-Chair, African-American Popular Culture Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2013-present

· Chair, African-American Popular Culture Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2001-2013

· Chair, Teaching Popular Culture Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2001-2011

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Pedro Porben, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, World Languages & Cultures
Phone: 419.372.7154
Email: porbenp@bgsu.edu
Address: 225 Shatzel

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Ewart Skinner, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, School of Media & Communication
Phone: 419.372.8646
Email: eskinne@bgsu.edu
Address: 401 Kuhlin Center

Profile

International and Global Communication Studies
Health Communication and HIV/AIDS in Third World
Caribbean Area Studies
Global Labor and Telecommunications

Education

Ph.D. Michigan State University
MA. American University in Cairo, Egypt
BA. Tarkio College, Missouri

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Christopher Witulski, PhD

Position: Insructor, Ethnomusicology
Phone: 419-372-8852
Email: cwituls@bgsu.edu
Address: 2142 Moore Musical Arts Center

Christopher Witulski earned his PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Florida in 2014 and holds masters degrees in ethnomusicology and music theory. His research engages changes in sacred performance practices in contemporary Morocco and across North Africa. His book, The Gnawa Lions: Opportunity and Authenticity in Moroccan Ritual Music (October 2018), explores how musicians for a trance-based sub-Saharan healing ceremony in Morocco negotiate their listeners’ tastes, global markets, and the aesthetics required for productive ritual. This work was based on fieldwork in Morocco that was supported by a Fulbright fellowship. His writing appears in Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology Forum, the Journal of North African Studies, the Yale Journal of Music and Religion, and the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Dr. Witulski is an active performer of Arabic and American old time music on ‘ud, banjo, and violin, having played in the Fez Festival of Sacred Music, across Morocco, and in professional orchestras in Florida and Georgia. Other interests include theoretical and computational approaches to popular and world music and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in popular manifestations of religious music. Dr. Witulski taught at Florida State University before coming to the BGSU College of Musical Arts in 2016.

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Khani Begum, PhD

Position: Associate Professor,
English Department
Phone: 419-372-8143
Email: khani@bgsu.edu
Address: 302 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions
Ph.D. English Literature, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
M.S. Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
M.A. English Literature and Language, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
B.A. in History, Economics and Political Science, Bangalore University,Bangalore, India.

Area: Modern and Contemporary British and Postcolonial Literatures and Film; Postcolonial, Feminist, and Cultural Theories
Research Interests: Postcolonial and Gender Theories; Muslim Women's Issues and Middle Eastern Literatures; Post 9/11 Discourses; Iranian and Muslim Women in Film; Graphic Novels and Political Discourses

Courses Taught
ENG 2610: World Literature
ENG 3230: Modern Fiction
ENG 3250: Modern Drama
ENG 3330: Contemporary Fiction
ENG 3350: Contemporary Drama

Graduate courses in Modern British and Postcolonial Literatures, such as:
ENG 6800: Post 9/11 Film and Literature
ENG 6800: Postcolonial Literature and Film

Select Publications
"The Dialogics of a New Orientalism" in Women and Islam ed. Zayn Kasam. ABC-Clio, 2010.

Work in Progress
"Transvergence in Post 9/11 Global Cinemas"