VaNatta S. Ford

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Schapiro Hall Rm 120


B.S. Illinois State University, History (2000)
M.Div. Howard University, Theology (2005)
Ph.D. Howard University, Rhetoric/Intercultural Comm (2011)


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

AFR 200(S)

Introduction to Africana Studies

AFR 202 / THEA 209

Public Speaking: Traditions and Practice

AFR 205 T / WGSS 207 / COMP 236

She Speaks in Color: Examining the 'Color Complex' in Toni Morrison's Writings

AFR 221 / REL 263

Giving God a Backbeat: Rap Music, Religion & Spirituality

AFR 258 / REL 258

The Rhetoric(s) of Black Religious Traditions

AFR 302 / COMP 309(S)

Complexion Complexities: Colorism in Literature, Lyrics & Everyday Life

AFR 321(F)

Trending Black: Race & Social Media in the 21st Century

AFR 325 / WGSS 325(F)

Television, Social Media, and Black Women 'Unscripted'

Current Committees

  • Winter Study Committee