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Lisa Aubrey

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

Lisa Aubrey is associate professor of African and African American studies and political science in the School of Social Transformation. In addition to her scholarship, Professor Aubrey has been doing community-embedded work related to reconnecting peoples of the African Diaspora to their heritage lands of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana. She is also involving students in exciting work that brings to life historical knowledge of forgotten slave trade sites in Cameroon and links slave ship records to current family history research.

Professor Aubrey is a key player in ASU’s prestigious Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, recognized by the United Nations for its leadership in education. The program has brought 30 promising young scholars from African countries to study in this leadership development program at ASU.

Education
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University 
  • M.A. The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Southern University, Baton Rouge
Research Interests

Areas of concentration include Political science, Comparative Politics, African Politics and Development.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 340The Making of Modern Africa
POS 439Minority Grp Politics America
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
AFR 493Honors Thesis
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 191First Year Seminar
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
AFS 394Special Topics
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AFS 340The Making of Modern Africa
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
Presentations
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Cameroon, Slave Trades, and the African Diaspora: Reconnections" Part 2. African Reconnection Program (Jan 2011).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Cameroon, Slave Trades, and the African Diaspora: Reconnections" Part 1. African Reconnection Program Seminar (Dec 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. African Americans in the African Imagination: Figments, Feigns, Foreigners, Facts. Conference on Theorizing Black Studies (Dec 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Diasporan African Repatriate Women in Ghana: Confronting Variegated Forms of Violence Against Them. First International Forum on Education, Diversity, and Identities Gender, Race, and Education (Nov 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Diasporans in Ghana: Interrogating Dual Citizenship. Leon Sullivan Summit and Africa Policy Forum (Sep 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Africa and Diaspora Memorial Roundtable in Honor on Pan Africanist, Intellectual, and Warrior Dr. Ronald Walters. Ron H. Brown African Affairs Series (Sep 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. African American Repatriates to Ghana in The 21st Century: Perspectives on Right of Abode and Dual Citizenship. Ron H. Brown African Affairs Series (Sep 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Consultation at the World Bank on the proposed "New Africa Strategy". North American Consultation (Jul 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Constitutions in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Look at Citizenship Inclusion. Northern Arizona University Africa Week (May 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Diasporan Retuns to Africa: Responsibilites and Rights?. Bennu Institute Presentation (May 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Constitutions in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Look at Citizenship Inclusion". Northern Arizona Univerity Invited Lecture (Apr 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Africa, Diaspora, and Development in the 21st: The Role of African Diasporans". NAACP Invited Lecture (Apr 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Africa and Its Diaspora: Confronting Our Development Challenges. St. Rose Visiting Scholar (Apr 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Diaspora, Dispersion, Reconnections, and Rights. St. Rose Visiting Scholar (Apr 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Negotiating the Parent Track (and Tenure)". National Conference of Black Political Science (Mar 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "The African Diaspora". National Conference of Black Political Scientists (Mar 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "NCOBPS: The Black Perspective and African Descendent Peoples in Political Science". ASU Junior Fellows Program (Mar 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. NCOBPS: The Black Perspective and African Descendent Peoples in Political Science. Junior Fellows Presentation (Mar 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Negotiating the Parent Track (and Tenure). National Conference of Black Political Science Annual Meeting (Mar 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. You’re Black, Now What?. ASU STARS Program (Feb 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. Development and African Diasporic Linkages. First Institutional Baptish Church Black History Month Program (Feb 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Development and African Diasporic Linkages". First Institutional Baptist Church Black History Month Program (Feb 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "You’re Black Now What?". STARS Program (Feb 2010).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Ron H Brown: African American Political Actor Domestically and Internationally,". ASU Forum (Oct 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Prospects for the African American Unity Caucus to Partner with African on the Continent-Diapsora Summit". Ron H Browan African Affairs Series (Sep 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Africa, Diaspora, and Development in the 21st Century". Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (Aug 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Diasporans in Ghana, Their Inter-oganizational Relations, and Support Mobilization for Senator Barack Obama for US President". National Conference of Black Political Scientists (Mar 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Global Perspectives on Obama Election". National Conference of Black Political Scientists (Mar 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. "Diasporic Connections and Development in Africa". Association of African American Historical Research (Mar 2009).
  • Lisa Aubrey. seminar participant. Aspen Institute Seminar (Feb 2009).
Honors / Awards
  • Arizona State University Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award-2013
  • Arizona State University Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award-2010
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Mentoring Award-2010
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award Nomination-2010
  • National Conference of Black Political Science Secretary-2010 
  • National Conference of Black Political Science J L Prestage Mentorship Secretary-2010
  • Leadership Award from Black Graduate Student Association (ASU)-2009
  • Aspen Award Socrates Seminar- 2009
  • Leadership Award from African American Youth Leadership Conference-2009
  • Appreciation (Leadership and Scholarship) Award, Constituency for Africa
  • Faculty Mentor Award of Student Winners of Nationally Competitive Awards-2007:
  • Fulbright Award for Dissertation Research, Language Area Studies and Harry S. Truman Scholarship Fulbright Scholars Award to University of Ghana, Legon-1998-2000
  • Ford Foundation Minorities Postdoctoral Fellowship-1998-99
  • Outstanding Faculty Member in Communications and Development Master's Program-1998
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Selection for Ghana, 1996
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Dissertation Write-Up Award, 1993-94
  • Institute for the Study of World Politics Award, September 1992
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Award 1989 
Service
  • Bimbia/Mabeta, Cameroon School Supplies and Scholarship Drive, Initiator/Organizer (2012 - Present)
  • Africa Diaspora Reconnection Conference: Nigeria, November-December 2012, Member of Organizing and Program Planning Committee (2012 - Present)
  • Africa-Diasporan Reconnection Group: Nigeria, Coordinator (2012 - Present)
  • Ecole L'Avenir Soboum, Doula Cameroon School Supplies Drive, Initiator and Organizer (2012 - Present)
  • Roles do not flow from committee sssignments, Initiator and Organizer (2012 - Present)
  • Center for Race and Democracy, affiliate (2011 - Present)
  • Africa Diaspora Reconnection Conference: Cameroon December 2012-january 2013, Member of Organizing and Program Planning Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Africa-Diaspora Reconnection Group: Cameroon, Coordinating Team (2010 - Present)
  • Dikembe Mutumbo Foundation, Consultant/Advisor (2010 - Present)
  • Refugee Women’s Health Community Advisory Coalition (RWHCAC), Advisory Board (2010 - Present)
  • African Presidents' Health Summit, Program Committee (2010 - Present)
  • National Conference of Black Political Science, Secretary (2010 - Present)
  • National Conference of Black Political Science Jewel Limar Prestage Mentorship Program, Secretary, Secretary (2010 - Present)
  • National Conference of Black Political Science National Political Science Review, Editorial Advisory Board (2010 - Present)
  • AAAS Personnel Action, Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • African Diasopran Student Professional in International Affairs, Advisor (2010 - Present)
  • African Journal for Governance and Development, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • African Social Science Review, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Alpha Omega Eta, Advisor (2010 - Present)
  • Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Executive Board Member (2010 - Present)
  • Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Editorial Advisory Board (2010 - Present)
  • State of Black Arizona, Representative (2010 - Present)
  • Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osun, Nigeria, Advisory Board, Advisory Board (2009 - Present)
  • African and African American Studies, Advisor to Student Organizations (2009 - Present)
  • Africa-Diapora Kenya Medical Camp (Organizer) Summer 2010, Organizer and Facilitator (2009 - Present)
  • School of Social Transformation, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • African and African American Studies, Committee Member (2008 - Present)
  • Constituency for Africa, member (2008 - Present)
  • Center for African and Diaspora Affairs, Executive Director (2005 - Present)
  • State of Black Arizona, Author, Advisory Board (2002 - Present)
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Secretary (2011 - 2013)
  • Nzinga Sisterhood Circle, Advisor (2007 - 2011)
  • State of Black Arizona, Author, Presenter (2009 - 2010)
  • Curriculum Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Forum Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Homecoming Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum for the School of Transformation, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Section Chair for African Politics (2008 - 2009)
  • African American Youth Leadership Conference, Facilitator/Moderator (2009 - 2009)
  • Center for African and Diasporan Affairs, Executive Director (2008 - 2009)
  • AAASV Forum Committee and Student African and African American Studies Organization, Facilitator and Moderator (2008 - 2008)