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Shamara Alhassan

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302

Assistant professor of the black experience in the Americas in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Shamara Wyllie Alhassan's work on Africana women’s radical epistemologies focuses on how Rastafari women use their livity to create communities of social justice and combat anti-black gendered racism. Her manuscript, “Rastafari Women’s Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World,” is the winner of the 2019 National Women’s Association and the University of Illinois Press First Book Prize.


B.A. Sarah Lawrence College

M.S.Ed. Hunter College

M.A. Brown University

Ph.D. Brown University

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 225African American Religion
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
REL 501Research Mthds-Religious Study