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Dr B. Afeni McNeely Cobham

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Personal Biography

Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a native of Brooklyn, New York is a faculty member in the Department of Africana Studies. She has served as a scholar-practitioner for over 21 years in various roles that include, but are not limited to: residential life, multicultural affairs, student conduct and community restitution, athletics, student activities, Greek life, and career services. Afeni's research and teaching agenda focuses on multicultural competence, identity development of college students, career self-efficacy among Black women faculty, and pedagogical practices that use Hip-Hop culture to explore and address institutionalized socio-economic and racial oppression.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching interests are connected to my research. Thus the topics I have taught include broad, interdisciplinary topics in such areas as: history of African Americans, sport culture, white identity development, Hip Hop Studies, and women in higher education


My research interests and pedagogical paradigm entails broad interdisciplinary inquiry in the following areas: (1) multicultural competence, (2) identity development of college students, (3) the intersection of race, class, and gender, and (4) Hip Hop culture.

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