Core Faculty

Stephen C. Finley

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PhD, Rice University
Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy and African & African American Studies
Phone: 225-578-7023
Email: scfinley@lsu.edu
Office: 236 Coates Hall
Research Interests: African American Religious Traditions, African American Religious Thought , African American Religion and Esotericism, Religion and Psychoanalysis, Religion and Embodiment, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Religion in America
 

Lori L. Martin 

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PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies
Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology
Director of African and African American Studies (2017-18)

Phone: 225-578-1785
Email: lorim@lsu.edu
Office: 239 Stubbs Hall
Research Interests: Race and Ethnicity, Wealth Inequality, Asset Poverty, Sociology of Sport

 

Nikita Carney

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PhD: University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies
Email: ncarney@lsu.edu 
Research Interests: Race and Ethnicity; Gender; Migration; Culture

 

Jas Sullivan

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PhD, Indiana University
Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies
Phone: 225-578-7023
Email: jamsulli@lsu.edu
Office: 202 Stubbs Hall
Research Interests: African-American Politics, Voting Behavior, Political Psychology