Vance Byrd is a specialist in German Studies with research and teaching interests in the literature and visual culture of African-descendent people in Europe since the late eighteenth century.

In his teaching and research, Huey Copeland places the historical experience and cultural production of the African diaspora at the heart of his critical engagements with modern and contemporary artistic practices in the transatlantic world.

Karen Redrobe's teaching and research often engages cinemas and theories of the African diaspora, including in Reading Against Racism, The Place of Film and Media Theory, and Global Film and Media Theory, as well as in her co-taught courses Early Cinema: Race, Sex, and Gender (with Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, and African Film and Media Pedagogies (with Professor Dagmawi Woubshet). She is on the board of directors for Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia.

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is a specialist in art of the African diaspora. Her writing, curating, and teaching focuses primarily upon on the art, culture, and representations of African-descended people in the United States, Cuba, and Brazil.