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Shawn Alexander

Department of African and African-American Studies
Associate Professor
Director of the Langston Hughes Center
Graduate Advisor
Primary office:
785-864-5044
Bailey Hall
Room 15


  • PhD from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2004,
  • Prior to joining the University of Kansas, Professor Alexander taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Gettysburg College, and Yale University, where he was the first Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow (2005-2007) in the Department of History.
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