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Chris Abani

Chris Abani

Director of the Program of African Studies

Program Area(s): African Poetics; World Literature; African Presences in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Spaces; West African Music; Yoruba and Igbo Philosophy and Religion
Phone number: 847-467-1065
chris.abani@northwestern.edu
Chris Abani, Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, is an acclaimed novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. His wide-ranging interests include African poetics, world literature, African presences in medieval and renaissance cultural spaces, West African music, and Yoruba and Igbo philosophy and religion.

Kelly Coffey

Kelly Coffey

Business Coordinator
Financial processing, administration, and office management.

Phone number: 847-467-2006
k-coffey@northwestern.edu

Meagan Keefe

Meagan Keefe

Associate Director
Programming, co-sponsorships, publications, and grant development

Phone number: 847-491-2594
meagan.keefe@northwestern.edu

Rebecca Shereikis

Rebecca Shereikis

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
Associate Director

Phone number: 847-491-2598
r-shereikis@northwestern.edu

Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh

Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh

Program Assistant
General inquiries, communications, logistics, and Mandela Washington Fellowship Inquiries

Phone number: 847-491-7323
t.cobleigh@northwestern.edu

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