Christel N. Temple, professor of Africana Studies, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Studies, effective in January 2023. The 53-year-old publication is considered one of the most important journals in the field of Afrocentric scholarship.
In addition to her work with Africana Studies, a department she once chaired, Temple also is an affiliate of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and the Critical European Culture Studies doctoral program. Her research focuses on Africana cultural memory studies, comparative Africana literature, Black nationalism, pan-Africanism and Afro-European Studies.
She is the author of “Black Cultural Mythology,” “Muhammad Ali in Africana Cultural Memory” and other texts.