One professor in the Africana Studies Program has been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.
Dr. Bayo Ijagbemi is promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Practice.
Ijagbemi had his undergraduate and some graduate studies in Nigeria before moving to the United States. He received his M.A. in Art History and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. His diverse academic trainings in history, ethnography, development studies, and anthropology (with a focus on ecological and environmental anthropology) enable him to research within a wide range of topics, including culture, material culture, society, environment and resource management, urbanization, development, food and livelihood security, gender relations, globalization, and their various points of intersection.