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Faculty Professor

Bede Ssensalo –

Academic specialties/ Area of interest:

  • Research in International Black Children’s Literature in Africa, the U.S. , and the Caribbean .
  • Caribbean and Children’s Literature

Education Information (degrees and Universities attended):

  • Undergraduate:
    • B.A. in English, Makerere University , Uganda , East Africa , 1970
  • Graduate:
    • M.A. in African Studies, UCLA, California , 1972
    • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA, California , 1978


  • B/ST 150: Critical Thinking in Black Studies
  • B/ST 343A: African Literature
  • B/ST 415: International Black Children’s Literature
  • B/ST 499: Directed Studies

Professional and community affiliations

  • Member of Phi Beta Delta
  • Member of the Academic Senate at CSULB