Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies
Members of the Core Faculty hold appointments with both the Intercollegiate
Department of Black Studies (IDBS) and one of The Claremont Colleges. Core
Faculty participate fully in all departmental decisions. Only Core Faculty
vote on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure decisions. The IDBS Chair is
held only by tenured Core Faculty.
- Halford H. Fairchild, Psychology
- Lorn Foster, Politics
- Stanley O. Gaines, Jr., Psychology
- Agnes Moreland Jackson, English and World Literature
- Phyllis J. Jackson, Art and Art History
- Sidney Lemelle, History (Chair, Spring 1996-Spring
- Rita Roberts, History
- Marie-Denise Shelton, Modern Languages
Halford H. Fairchild
- 1993-. Pitzer College, Associate Professor, Psychology. Ph.D.,
University of Michigan.
- Publications include four books and articles in anthologies and journals,
most recently in American Psychologist, Contemporary Psychology,
and The Journal of Black Psychology. Fairchild is editor of Psych
Discourse, published monthly by The Association of Black Psychologists.
- 1978-. Pomona College, Professor, Politics. Ph.D., University
- Foster has published numerous articles on government policies, race,
and voting rights. He is also the author of a book, Jesse Jackson's
Campaign: The Primaries and Caucuses. His teaching interests are American
national government, Black politics, and public policy.
Stanley O. Gaines, Jr.
- 1992,-. Pomona College, Assistant Professor, Psychology. Ph.D.,
University of Texas, Austin.
- Gaines has published a number of conceptual and empirical papers on
gender, ethnicity, and personal relationship process. His most recent publications
have appeared in the journal, American Psychologist, and in a volume
of essays, Black Texts and Textuality.
Agnes Moreland Jackson
- 1969-. Pitzer College, Peter S. and Gloria Gold Professor (1992-97),
English and World Literature. Ph.D., Columbia University.
- Jackson's publications are in American literature and on cultural and
educational values in U.S. society. She has conducted workshops for teachers
of Black American literature and was consultant to several college English
departments as they brought African American literature into their curricula.
Jackson is also active in public affairs. She was elected to two four-year
terms on the Pomona School Board.
- 1993-. Pomona College, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History.
Ph.D., Northwestern University.
- Jackson's research and teaching interests center on the arts of Africa
and the African Diaspora, Black Feminism(s), Women's Studies and Cultural
Studies. She curated the art exhibition, "(in)FORMING the Visual:
(re)PRESENTING Women of African descent" and has an essay in an upcoming
issue of the International Review of African American Art as well
as the forthcoming collection Global Black African Diaspora 2000 Series
Roots, Routes, and Redefinitions, Vol. I. She is co-producer and co-director
of the documentary video "Comrade Sister: Voices of Women in the Black
Panther Party" (a work-in-progress). Jackson is co-organizer of IDBS'1997-98
WHITENESS: interrogating re-presentations of race and racism, February
- 1986-. Pomona College, Associate Professor, History. Ph.D., University
of California, Los Angeles.
- Published in journals in the United States and in England, Lemelle's
work emphasizes African history and Pan-Africanism. He is the author of
Pan-Africanism for Beginners and editor of a volume of essays, Imagining
- 1987-. Scripps College, Associate Professor, History. Ph.D.,
University of California, Berkeley.
- Roberts' most recent publication appeared in the journal, Eighteenth-Century
Studies. Roberts is the author of a forthcoming book on black political
thought in the early republic. She is also working on a multicultural U.S.
history survey textbook.
- 1977-. Claremont McKenna College, Professor, French. Ph.D., University
of California, Los Angeles.
- Shelton has published numerous articles on Caribbean, African, and
modern French literature and is the author of a book on the Haitian novel.
Her most recent publication appears in the volume entitled, A History
of Literature in the Caribbean.
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