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Abrahams, Roger D.  
Alpern, Elizabeth, R.  
Barnard, Rita  
Barnes, Sandra T.  
Beavers, Herman  
Behrman, Jere R.  
Ben-Amos, Dan  
Bird, Steven  
Callaghy, Thomas M.  
Cassanelli, Lee V. 
Durbin, Dennis R.  
Estes, Richard J.  
Ewbank, Douglas C.  
Feierman, Steven  
Fetni, Hocine  
Fox, Renée C.  
Hoek-Smit, Marja C.  
Huss-Ashmore, Rebecca A. 
Moudileno, Lydie 
Muller, Carol Ann
Ohene-Frempong, Kwaku, M.D. 
Omar, Alwiya S. 
Pack, Howard 
Ramsey, Guthrie P. Jr. 
Shoemaker, Louise P. 
Wagner, Daniel A. 
Washington, Joseph R., Jr. 
Watkins, Susan C. 
Wegner, Josef W. 
Zuberi, Tukufu 

LANGUAGE FACULTY  

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Abrahams, Roger D. 

Hum Rosen Professor of Folklore and Folklife 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1985 

Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, 1961 

MA: Columbia University, 1959 

BA: Swarthmore College, 1955: 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Afro-American & African Folklore, and Popular Culture 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 9 books, 10 edited volumes, 100+ articles, and chapters, including: Talking Black. Rowley, Massachusetts: Newbury House, 1976. African Folktales. Pantheon, 1983. After Africa. (edited, with John Szwed), Yale University Press, 1983. Singing the Master: The Emergence of African-American Culture in the Plantation South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. Phantoms of Romantic Nationalism in Folklorists. Journal of American Folklore106 (1993), pp. 1-37. After New Perspectives: Folklore Study in the Late Twentieth Century, special issue of Western Folklore, ed. A.Shuman and C. Briggs, 52, pp.379-400. 1993. 


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Alpern, Elizabeth, R. 

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1994 

M.D. University of Michigan (Cum Laude), 1992 

B.A. University of Michigan,1987 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Childhood disabilities in Africa; Social Work Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Departments 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Selected Pediatric Emergencies, in J. Yassa., P.O. Brennen and S. Ludwig (Eds.) Self-Assessment ColorReview of Pediatric Accident and Emergency Medicine. London: Manson Publishing (in press) Cervical Adenopathy in S. Altschuler and S. Ludwig (Eds) Pediatrics at a Glance. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Inc., 1998. Hilar Adenopathy, in M.W. Schwartz and L.M Bell (Eds.) Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics (2nd Edition) Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1998. 


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Barnard, Rita 

Assoc. Professor, Department of English  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1990 

Ph.D.: Duke University, 1990 

MA: Duke University, 1980 

BA: University of Stellenbosch, 1976 

LANGUAGES: Dutch, Italian, Afrikaans, French 

CURRENT RESEARCH: South African Literature, Post-colonial Literature, 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing, Nathaniel West and Mass Culture in the 1930s. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Apartheid, Literature and the Politics of Place, Oxford University Press. (forthcoming) Dream Topographies: J. M. Coetzee and the South African Pastoral. South African Quarterly (winter 1994). Imagining the Unimaginable: Coetzee, History, and Autobiography. Postmodern Culture 4 (September 1993). 


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Barnes, Sandra T. 

Professor, Anthropology 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1973 

Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, 1974 

MA: University of Wisconsin, 1970 

BA: University of Denver, 

LANGUAGES: German, Yoruba 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Nigeria: 1971-2, 1975, 1983, 1984, 1986; Sierra Leone 

CURRENT RESEARCH: West Africa: Religion, Politics, History 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Ogun: An Old God for a New Age, Philadelphia: ISHI. 1980. Patrons and Power: Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos, Manchester University Press (UK) and Indiana University Press (US) for International African Institute, London, Amaury Talbot Book Prize. 1986. Africas Ogun: Old World and New, Bloomington: Indiana University Press (edited). (paperback and hardback, 1989), revised, expanded ed., 1997. The Organization of Social and Cultural Diversity: An Historical Inquiry, in Culture and Contradiction: Dialects of Wealth, Power and Symbol, H. G. DeSoto (Ed),San Francisco: Mellen 243-57. 1996. Political Ritual and the Public Sphere in Contemporary West Africa, in The Politics of Cultural Performance. D. Parkin, L. Caplan, Humphrey Fisher (Eds), Oxfrd: Berghahn. 1996. 


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Beavers, Herman 

Assoc. Professor, English, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1989 

Ph.D.: Yale University, 1990 

M.A.: Yale University, 1985 (Afro-American Studies) 

M.A.: Brown University, 1983 (English) 

B.A.: Oberlin College, 1981 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Wrestling Angels into Song: The Fictions of James Alan McPherson and Ernest J. Gaines, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1995. A Neighborhood of Feeling (poems), Louisville, KY: Doris Publications, 1986.The Blind Leading the Blind: The Racial Gaze as Plot Dilemma in Benito Cereno and Dust.Memory and Cultural Politics: New Approaches to American Literature. Edited by Robert Hogan, Amritjit Singh, and Joseph T. Skerritt. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995, pp. 121-136. 


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Behrman, Jere R. 

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1965 

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966 

B.A.Williams College, 1962 

LANGUAGES: Russian 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Botswana, 1982; Tunisia, 1985; Morocco, 1985; Jamaica, 1988; Ghana, Chile, South Asia, China and Bolivia. 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Structural Adjustment, Poverty, North, and Southern Africa. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 20 books and monographs; 4 edited volumes; more than 10 articles: Causes, Correlates and Consequences of Death Among Older Adults: Some Methodological Approaches and Substantive Analyses (with Sickles and Taubman) Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. The Social Benefits of Education (co-Ed. With Stacey) Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 1997.Womens Schooling, Home Teaching and Economic Growth (with Foster, Rosenzweig and Vashistha) Journal of Political Economy 1999. Household Income and Child Schooling in Vietnam, (with Knowles) World Bank Economic Review 1999. Economic Considerations for Analysis of Child Development Programs, Food and Nutrition Bulletin 20:1 1999. Population and Reproductive Health: An Economic Framework for Policy Analysis, (with Knowles) Population and Development Review 24:4, 1998. Dynamic Savings Decisions in Agricultural Environments with Incomplete Markets, (with Foster and Rosenzweig) Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 15:2 1997. 


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Ben-Amos, Dan 

Professor, Folklore, & Folklife 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1971 

Ph.D.: Indiana University, 1967 

M.A.: Indiana University, 1964 

B.A.: The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1961 

LANGUAGES: Hebrew; French, German (reading), Edo (working knowledge.) 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Israel; Nigeria, 1965-66, 1973, and 1981 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Edo (Benin), Folklore/African-Folklore specializations 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 2 books, 8 edited volumes, more than 50 articles including: Cultural Memory and the Construction of Identity (Ed. With Weissberg) Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1999. Midrasch, Enzyklopadie des Marchens, 9, 1998 The Name is the Thing, Journal of American Folklore, 111, 1998 Raphael Patai, 1910-1996 Journal of American Folklore, 110, 1997 Sweet Words: Storytelling Events in Benin, Philadelphia: ISHI, 1975 Folklore Genres (Ed). American Folklore Society Bibliographical and Special Series, Vol. 26, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1976. 


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Bird, Steven 

Associate Director, Linguistic Data Consortium; 

Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1998 

PHD. University of Edinburgh, 1990 

M.Sc. University of Melbourne, 1987 

B.Sc. University of Melbourne, 1981 

LANGUAGES: French, Yemba, Bamileke 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Cameroon 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Computational Linguistics  (with Klein) New York: Cambridge UP, 1999. Petit Dictionnaire Yemba-Francais Doula: SIL, 1996 When marking tone reduces fluence: an orthography experiment in Cameroon. Language and Speech (forthcoming) Representing tone in African writing systems, Written Language and Literacy (forthcoming). 


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Callaghy, Thomas M. 

Professor, Political Science  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1988 

Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 1979 

M.A.:University of California, Berkeley, 1969 

A.B.:University of California, Davis, 1968 

LANGUAGES: French 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Belgium, France, and Zaire, 1974-75 

CURRENT RESEARCH: state formation in comparative historical perspective; political economy of change in new and post-colonial states 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 2 books, 3 edited volumes and 37 articles including Hemmed In: Responses to Africas Economic Decline (Co-Editor and contributor) NewYork: Columbia University, 1993. Culture and Politics in Zaire: Patrimonial Idioms (Ann Arbor: Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, 1987). Globalization and Marginalization: Debt and the International Underclass Current History 96:613, 1997. Civil Society, Democracy, and Economic Change in Africa: A Dissenting Opinion about Resurgent Societies in Civil Society and the State of Africa, Eds. Naomi Chazan, John W. Harberson, and Donald Rothchild (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1994) pp. 231-53. 


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Cassanelli, Lee V. 

Assoc. Professor, History 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1974 

Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, 1973 

MA: University of Wisconsin, 1969 

BA: Boston College, 1967 

LANGUAGES: Italian ,French German Somali, Swahili 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Italy; Somalia; Kenya: 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Social history, ecology, oral tradition; East and Northeast Africa 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia: The War behind the War (with Besteman) Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996. The Shaping of Somali Society: Reconstructing the History of a Pastoral People, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1982. Somali Land Resource Issues in Historical Perspective, in Clarke and Herbst, eds., Learning from Somalia: Lessons in Armed Humanitarian Intervention. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. 


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Durbin, Dennis R. 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, 

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology., 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1994 

M.S. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1997 

M.D. Northwestern University Medical School, 1987 

B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1983 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Pediatric services 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Development and Validation of the Injury Severity Assessment Survey/Parent Report: A New Injury Severity Assessment Survey, (with F.K. Winston, S.M. Applegate, E.K. Moll, J. H. Holmes) Arch Pediatr Adol Med. (In press) Perianal Herpes-Zoster Presenting as Suspected Child Abuse, (with C.W. Christian, M.L. Singer, J.E. Crawford, D.R. Durbin) Pediatrics 1997; 99(4):608610 The Effect of Insurance Status on Likelihood of Neonatal Interhospital Transfer, (with A.P. Giardino, K.N. Shaw, M.C. Harris, J. H. Silber.) Pediatrics 1997; 100(3):381382 Residents on the Transport Team: Balancing Service and Education. (with A.P. Giardino, and A.T. Costarino) Arch Pediatr Adol Med 1996; 150(5): 52934. 


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Estes, Richard J. 

Professor, Sch. of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1973 

Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley 1973 

P.G.: The Menninger Foundation 1968 

M.S.W.: University of Pennsylvania 

B.A.:Boston College, 1967 

CURRENT RESEARCH: International and Comparative Social Development; Comparative Social Welfare; Strategic and Long Range Planning; Social Development Trends in Africa (1992-95) 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: At the Crossroads: Dilemmas in Social Development Toward the Year 2000 and Beyond New York: Praeger, in preparation. 1999. Trends in Social Development: The Social Progress of Nations 1970-1987. New York: Praeger,.Social Development Trends in the Successor States to the Former Soviet Union: The Search for a New Paradigm, in Economies in Transition Nagoya: United Nations Centre for Regional Development, 1998. Trends in World Social Development, 1970-1995,: Development Prospects for a New Century, Journal of Developing Societies 14: 1, 1998. Social Work, Social Development and Community Welfare Centers in International Perspective, International Social Work 40: 1, 1997. 


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Ewbank, Douglas C. 

Adjunct Professor, Sociology 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1982 

Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1975 

M.A.:Princeton University, 1973 

B.A.:Oberlin College, 1970 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Tanzania 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Child survival /;mortality in suC-Saharan Africa; Alzheimers 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 40 articles including: Maternal diagnosis and treatment of childrens fever in an endemic malaria zone of Uganda: Implications for the malaria control programme.(with B. Lubanga, S. Norman, and D. Karamagi) Accepted for publication in Acta Tropica. Effects of Health Programs on Mortality in SuC-Saharan Africa with J. Gribble. (Editors) Washington: National Academy Press, 1993. Child Feeding Practices in a Rural Setting in Zimbabwe, with S. Cosminsky, and M. Mhloyi, Social Science and Medicine, 36(7): 937-947, 1993. 


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Feierman, Steven 

Professor and Chair, History and Sociology of Science and Professor, History 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1995 

D.Phil.: Oxford University, Anthropology, 1972 

Ph.D.: Northwestern University, 1970 

M.A.:Northwestern University, 1962 

B.A.:Columbia University, 1961 

LANGUAGES: Swahili, Shambaa , French German 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Tanzania 

CURRENT RESEARCH: East Africa: Health and Medicine, Cultural History 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Peasant Intellectuals: Anthropology and History in Tanzania. Wisconsin UP,1990 African History, Second edition, fully revised. With Philip Curtain, Leonard Thompson, and Jan Vansina. Longman. 1995. The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa. Co-edited with John Janzen. California UP 1992 Colonizers, Scholars and the Creation of Invisible Histories, in Hunt and Bonnell (Eds) Beyond the Cultural Turn: New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture. California UP, 1999. African Histories and the Dissolution of World History, Mitchell, et. al., (Eds) Taking Sides: Clashing Views of Controversial Issues in World Civilizations Dushkin, McGraw Hill, 1998. Explanation and Uncertainty in the Medical World of Ghaambo, Bulletin of the History of Medicine (forthcoming). 


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Fetni, Hocine 

Lecturer, Department of Sociology 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1993 

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1992 

LL.M. University of Pennsylvania, 1981 

LL.M. New York University, 1980 

LL.B. Constantine University, 1977 

LANGUAGES: Arabic 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Algeria 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Law and Social Change in the Middle East; Corporation in Islamic Law 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Ph.D. Dissertation and Research: Law and Development in the Third World: A Case Study of Algeria. 1992. Law and Social change in the Middle East (current research) Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East and North Africa (current research) Political Instability and Laws of Investment in Algeria (current research) 


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Fox, Renée C. 

Annenberg Professor Emeritus of the Social Sciences, Sociology  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1969 

Ph.D.: Harvard University, 1954 

B.A. Smith College, 1949 

LANGUAGES: French 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Zaire, Canada, Belgium, and France 

CURRENT RESEARCH: The cosmological and sociological underpinnings of medicine 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 8 books, 1 edited volume, and 65 articles including: Spare Parts: Organ Replacement in American Society, NY: Oxford, 1992 The Sociology of Medicine: Participant Observers View, Englewood Cliffs,: Prentice Hall, 1989; Religious Movements in Central Africa, (with Jan Vansina and Willy de Craemer),Comparative Studies in Society and History, 18, 4 (1976): 458-75. Informed Consent in Africa, The New England Journal of Medicine, 327, 15 (1992): 1101-110. Medical Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Reflections on Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World, Social Science Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 12 (1995), 1607-1626. 


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Hoek-Smit, Marja C. 

Director, International Housing Finance Program, Wharton School 

Lecturer, Dept. of City and Regional Planning 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1979 

Ph.D.: University of Amsterdam, 1971 

B.A.: University of Amsterdam, 1965 

LANGUAGES: Dutch 

CURRENT RESEARCH: East and Southern Africa 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Housing Finance and Housing Subsidies in Barbados (with Douglas Diamond and Claude Bovet) Government of Barbados/IDB: Barbados, 1998. Poverty in Lesotho, Section on Urbanization, Housing and Services, World Bank, African Technical Division Report, 1994. Housing Markets in Swaziland: Follow-up of the 1988 Urban Housing and Household Survey, World Bank, Southern Africa Division, 1992. Housing Demand and Preferences Study, Botswana Urban Areas, Euroconsult B.V./Government of Botswana, Gabarone, 1990. 


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Huss-Ashmore, Rebecca A. 

Assoc. Professor, Anthropology 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1984 

Ph.D.: University of Massachusetts, 1984 

M.A.:University of Maryland, 1974 

A.B.:University of Illinois, 1963 

LANGUAGES: German, Sesotho (elementary) 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Lesotho, 1980-82; Swaziland, 1985-88; Kenya 1991-96 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Human adaptability, health and population processes in developing countries, women in development, Southern Africa, East Africa. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 5 edited volumes and 22+ articles including: Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Bio-Cultural Perspective (Co-ed with Stinson, Bogin, and ORourke). New York: Wiley Liss (In press) Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future. Co-editor. Oxford UP, 1997 African Food Systems in Crisis. Part Two :Contending with Change. Co-editor. Gordon and Breach, New York. 1992. African Food Systems in Crisis. Part One :Micro perspectives. Gordon and Breach, Co-editor. New York. 1989. Human Adaptability Research in the Gambia, Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future. (ed) Ulijaszek and Huss-Ashmore, Oxford UP, 1997. 


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French 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: South Africa, Botswana, France 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Early hominid dentition with evidence from France and Southern Africa 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Hominoid phylogeny and taxonomy: a consideration of the Molecular and fossil evidence in an historical perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 5:169-181 (with M L. M Weiss). 1996. Modern Human Origins: The Evidence from Middle East Paleorient (In press)Human Biology and Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective (with M. L. Weiss) 5th Edition. Glenview Illinois: Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown. 1990. Lontogenese, la croissance de lemail dentaire et lorigine de lhomme moderne. Anthropologie et Prehistoire. (With A-M Tillier, M. Lampl and J. Monge). 1995. The patterns of ontogeny in human evolution: The evidence from dental development.Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 33: 1-39 (with M. Lampl and J. Monge). 1990  


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Moudileno, Lydie 

Asst. Professor, Romance Languages 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1994 

Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley, 1994 

MA: University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990 

BA: Université de Nancy, France, 1984 

LANGUAGES: French 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Francophone Literature; role of writers in representing multiracial and multicultural realities. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Lecrivain antillais au miroir de sa litterature. Paris: Karthala, 1997. Maryse Condé and the Firght against Prejudice, Thamyris 5: 2, (Autumn 1998): 239-253. Sony Labou Tansis La Vie et demie: On the Tortous Path of the Fable, Research in African Literatures 29:3 (Fall 1998) 21-33. Délits, détours et affabulation: Lécriture de lanathème dans En famille  de Marie Ndiaye. The French Review (Vol. 71, Spring 1998). Portrait of the Artist as a Dreamer in Maryse Condes Traversee de la mangrove and Les Derniers rois Images Callaloo 18.3 (1995) 626-640. Laissex bruler Laventuricia de Xavier Orville: Limaginaire en proces. Heritage de Caliban. Ed. Maryse Conde. Pointe-a-Pitre: Editions Jasor, 1992. 175-185. 


Muller, Carol Ann 

Assistant Professor of Music 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT:1995 

Ph.D. New York University 1994 

MA New York University 1991 

B.M Natal University 1985 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire: Female Song, Dance, and Story in South Africa. Chicago: Chicago UP and Pietermaritzburg: Natal UP, (forthcoming September 1999). ChakideThe Teller of Secrets: Song and Story in Zulu Maskanda Performances in Duncan Brown (Ed) Oral Literature and Performance in Southern Africa. London: James Currey and Pietermaritzburg: Natal UP, (forthcoming, 1999). Zulu Women: Ritual Performance and the Construction of Cultural Truth and Power in Margaret Daymond (Ed) Feminists Reading South Africa, 1990-1994: Writing, Theory andCriticism. New York: Garland, 1995. Gumboot Dancing: Local, National and Worldbeats, (with Janet Tropp Fargion) Journal of African Music, 1998. Written into the book of life: Nazarite Womens Performances Inscribed as Physical Text in Ibandla  LamaNazaretha Research in African Literatures (January1997). Musical Creation, Exile and the Southern Touch in the Jazz Songs of Sathima Bea Benjamin, AfricanLanguages and Culture 9/2 (December 1996):127-43.  


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Ohene-Frempong, Kwaku, M.D. 

Professor of Pediatrics 

Director, Sickle Cell Program and Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 1986 Chairman, Sickle Cell Advisory Committee of the NIH, 1986-90 Member, Sickle Cell Disease Task Force, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, 1991-present. 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1986 

M.D.: Yale University, 1975 

BS: Yale University (Biology), 1970 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Lemanek, K.L., Horwitz, W., and Ohene-Frempong, K: Quantitative analysis of the degree of irreversible deformation of F cells and non-F cells and its relationship to cell density in sickle cell disease. Exp. Hematol. 22:1058-1063, 1994. Vichinsky, E.P., Haberkern, C.M., Neumayer, L., Earles, A.N., Black, D., Koshy, M., Pegelow, C., Abboud, M., Ohene-Frempong, K., Iyer, R.V., and the Preoperative Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease Study Group: A comparison of conservative and aggressive transfusion regimens in the perioperative management of sickle cell disease. New England Journal of Medicine. 33:206-14, 1995. Lemanek, K.L., Horwitz, W., and Ohene-Frempong, K: A multiperspective investigation of social competence in children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 19:443 456, 1994.  


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Omar, Alwiya S. 

Lecturer, Linguistics & African Studies and Asst. Director, Penn Language Center 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1995 

Ph.D.:Indiana University, 1992 

MA:University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, 1985 

BA: Kuwait University, Kuwait, 1978 

LANGUAGES: Kiswahili French (good), Arabic Comorian 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Tanzania, Grand Comore, Madagascar, Kuwait 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Kiswahili Pragmatics, Second Language Acquisition, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, Syntax. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: How Learners Greet in Kiswahili: A Cross-sectional Survey. Boulton, L. & Kachru, Y. (Eds.), Pragmatics and Language Learning. Monograph 2. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois.59-73. 1991. Conversational Openings in Kiswahili: A Description of the Performance of Native and Non-native Speakers. Bouton, L. & Kachru, Y. (Eds.) Pragmatics and Language Learning. Monograph 3. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois. 20-32. 1992. Conversational Closings in Kiswahili: The Performance of Native and Non-native Speakers. Bouton, L. & Kachru, Y. (Eds.) Pragmatics and Language Learning. Monograph 4. Champaign-Urbana:University of Illinois. 104-125. 1993.  


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Pack, Howard 

Professor, Department of Economics and Public Policy and Management, Wharton School 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1986 

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964 

.B.A.: City College of New York, 1959 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Israel,Indonesia 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Effects of foreign aid on development expenditures, the diffusion of technology in developing countries, and the role of external economies in industrial development. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 2 books, 40 articles, including: Productivity, Technology, and Industrial Development (Oxford University Press, 1987.) Technology Gaps Between Developed and Developing Countries: Are There Dividends for Latecomers Proceedings of the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, 1992. pp. 283-30. (reprinted in Meier, ed., Leading Issues in development Economics, New York, Oxford, sixth edition, 1995), Foreign Aid and the Question of Fundability, (with Janet Rothenberg Pack), Review of Economics and Statistics, 1993. Pp. 258-65. Industrial Development in sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, January, 1993. Pp. 1-16. Diversity and the Study of African American Folklore. Western Folklore (Winter, 1994).  


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Ramsey, Guthrie P. Jr. 

Assistant Professor, Music 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1965 

Ph.D.: University of Michigan, 1994 

M.A.: University of Michigan, 1991 

BA: Northeastern Illinois University, 1986 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 2 Books (forthcoming); more than 20 articles: Race Music: Postwar Black Musical Style from Bebop to Hip-Hop, forthcoming, University of California Press. Make a Noiise!: A Concise Introduction to African-American Music, co-authoried with Rae Linda Brown, forthcoming, Norton Press "Gospel With Its Eye Toward the Hip Hop Generation," The New York Times Arts and Leisure Section (July 11, 1999). "Cosmopolitan or Provincial?: Ideology in Early Black Music Histriography, 1867-1940 Black Music Research Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring, 1988): 95-98. "Who Matters: The New andn Improved White Jazz-Literati, A Review Essay. Ronald Rondano, New Musical Figurations: Ingrid Monson, Saying Something; Burton Peretti, Jazz in American Culture for American Music 17 no. 1 (Spring, 1999.)  


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Shoemaker, Louise P. 

Professor, Emeritus, School of Social Work 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1965 

D.S.W.: University of Pennsylvania, 1965 

M.S.W.: University of Pennsylvania, 1947 

BA: University of Illinois, 1945 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Nigeria, Malawi 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 2 books; more than 20 articles including: White Racism: A Study Manual, Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1981. Indicators of Social Reform as the Result of Legislation in Nigeria: A Rural Case Study, with Dr. Clement Anyanwu, Proceedings, International Conference of Social Welfare, Berlin, Germany, 1988. Cultural Pluralism and Social Work, Proceedings, Lutheran Academy, 1988, Allentown, PA Adult Education, Community Development, and Social Work: Co-existence or Co-ordination? Proceedings World Conference of Comparative Adult Education, University of Ibadan Press, Nigeria, 1991. AIDS, an International Crisis: Implications for Social Work Practice. Nigerian Association of Social Work Proceedings, 1992 Marriage drinks and kola nuts, in C. Bledsoe and G. Pison (eds.) Nuptiality in SuC-Saharan Africa, Clarendon Press Oxford 1994, pp. 57-73.(with Francine van de Walle) A review of the demographic literature on the status and the condition of women in suC-Saharan Africa, in Paulina Makinwa and An-Magritt Jensen (eds.), Womens Position and Demographic Change in SuC-Saharan Africa, IUSSP, Liege 1995, pp. 389-403.  


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Wagner, Daniel A. 

Professor and Director International Literacy Institute & National Center on Adult Literacy, Graduate School of Education 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1981 

Ph.D.: University of Michigan, 1976 

MA:University of Michigan, 1971 

BS:Cornell University, 1968 

LANGUAGES: French, Spanish, Arabic 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Cross-cultural studies of cognition and socialization. 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: 4 books, 10 edited volumes, 75+ articles including: Adult Literacy: Advances in Research, Policy and Practice, Volumes 15. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press (in press)(with Venezky, R.L and Street, B.V.) Literacy: An International Handbook. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999 International Perspectives on the School-to-Work Transition (Ed). Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1999. The Future of Literacy in a Changing World. (Ed) (second edition, revised and updated) Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1999. Literacy, Culture and Development: Becoming Literate in  Morocco, New York: Cambridge University Press. 1993. 
 


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Washington, Joseph R., Jr. 

Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1977 

Ph.D: Boston University, 1961 

BD. Andover Newton Theological School, 1957 

B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1952 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Rulers of Reality and the Ruler Races (1990). The First Afro-American Honorary Degree Recipient, (1990) The Moral of Molliston Madison Clark (1990). The First Fugitive Foreign Doctor of Divinity (1990). Black-Race Family Binds and White-Ethnic Kinship Ties: Reflections on Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Reagan Era, USF Monographs in Religion and Public Policy, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Florida. 


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Watkins, Susan C. 

Professor, Sociology  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1982 

Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1980 

BA: Swarthmore College, 1960 

LANGUAGES: Spanish 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Kenya, Malawi 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Demography, Kenya & Malawi 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Gender and Population. Herbert Spencer lecture, Oxford University, November 3. To be published in the 1995 Herbert Spencer Lectures volume on Gender and Science. After Ellis Island: Newcomers and Natives in the 1910 Census. Editor. 1994. Russell Sage. Local and foreign models of reproduction in Nyanza Province, Kenya 1930-1988 Population and Development Review special supplement (forthcoming). This rariew, it doesnt rhyme with Western Medicine: Recognition and treatment of reproductive illness in rural Kenya, in C. Makhlout Obermeyer (Ed) Cultural Perspectives on Reproductive Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Social Network Associations with Contraceptive Use Among Cameroonian Women in Voluntary Associations, Social Science and Medicine 45/5 (1997):677-87. (with Tom Valente, Miriam Jato, Ariane van der Straten and Louis-Philippe Tistsol.) 


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Wegner, Josef W. 

Asst. Professor, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1996 

PH.D. :University of Pennsylvania, 1996 

BA: University of Pennsylvania, 1989. 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Egypt, Nubia 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Egyptian Mortuary Complex and Middle Kingdom settlement patterns in South Abydos 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: The Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at South Abydos: Beautiful is the Ka of Khakaure Mitteilungen des Deutschen Arch.: Instituts Abteilung Kairo (forthcoming). Excavations at the town of Enduring-are-the-places-of-Khakaure-maa-keru-in-Abydos: A preliminary Report on the 1994 and 1997 Seasons, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt XXXV (1998)1-44. South of Egypt: The Nile Kingdoms of Nubia, in D. Silverman, (Ed) Searching for Ancient Egypt,1997 The Nature and Chronology of the Senwosret III-Amenemhat III Regnal Succession; Some Considerations Based on New Evidence from the Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, (to appear in JNES October, 1996). 


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Zuberi, Tukufu  

Professor, Population Studies & Dept. of Sociology  

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1989 

Ph.D.: University of Chicago, 1989 

MA: California State University, at Sacramento, 1985 

BA: San Jose State University, 1981 

LANGUAGES: Swahili, French 

FIELD EXPERIENCE: Uganda. Tanzania 

CURRENT RESEARCH: Demography and sociology, migration,African-American immigration; mortality child fosterage, family and social change 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS: Thicker Than Blood: An Essay on the Quantification of Race. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth Century, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Racial Classification and State Policy in the South Africa Census, 1657-1996" (with Akil K. Khalfani). In press, Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie. Mothers, Fathers, and Children: Regional Patterns in Child-Parent Residence in suC-Saharan Africa (with Eliya Zulu). African Population Studies 11 (October 1996)1-28. The Philadelphia Negro Then and Now: Implications for Empirical Research, in Michael B. Katz and Thomas Sugar (Eds) W.E.B. DuBois and THE PHILADELPHIA NEGRO: A Centenary Reappraisal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (forthcoming). HIV Mortality and the African American Population, (with Andrew London). National Journal of Sociology, vol. 9, Number 1:85-111, 1995. 


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LANGUAGE FACULTY 

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Bamba, Moussa 

Instructor, Bambara Language, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1994 

Ph.D.: University of Quebec, 1991 

M.A: University of Quebec, 1984 

License es-lettres, Universite dAbidjan, Cote dIvoire 

LANGUAGES: French, Bambara, Mawukakan, Maninka, Tagbusikan, Konyakan, Susu,English 

PUBLICATIONS: Textes mahous, Promotion des langues Manding et Peul (MAPE), éditeurs ACCT-ILA, Abidjan, 1983. The Role of Accent in the Tonal system of Odiénné Dyula, in Current Approaches to African Linguistics 7: 1-15, eds. J. Hutchinson and V. Manfredi, Dordrecht, Foris. 1990. Tons syntagmatiques ou accent en haoussa, dans Rapport annuel de groupe de recherche en linguistique (GRLA), Département de linguistique, UQAM. 1987. De la représentaiton phonologique de la nasalité, in Rapport annuel du groupe de recherche en linguistique africaniste (GRLA), Département de linguistique, UQAM. 1986. 


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Ofosu-Donkoh, Kobina 

Instructor, Twi Language, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1995 

Ph.D. (Religion): Temple University (expected 5/97) 

M.A: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1991 

Diploma in Theology: University of Ghana, 1984 

LANGUAGES: Twi 

PUBLICATIONS: South Africa in Transition, a paper presented at the Pan-African Conference, Indiana State University, April, 1994. Constitutional Changes in South Africa, paper presented with Prof. R. Agranoff and C.R. D. Halisi at African Studies Center, Indiana University, 1994. The Implications of Recent Elections for Political Change in Tanzania, a paper presented at the African Studies Program, Kalamazoo College, 1994.  


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Sibanda, Amson 

Instructor, Shona, University of Pennsylvania 

YR. OF APPOINTMENT: 1995 

Ph.D.: Demography, University of Pennsylvania, expected, 1998 

M.A: University of Pennsylvania, 1994 

M.S.: University of Zimbabwe, 1991 

BA: University of Zimbabwe, 1989 

LANGUAGES: Shona, Ndebele  


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