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Associate Professor

LaRese Hubbard –

Academic specialties/ Area of interest:

  • African American Intellectual History of the Nineteenth Century
  • African Women’s literature and liberation movements
  • ancient Africana Civilizations
  • Resesarch Interests in Afrocentric Theory, Afrocentric Methodology, Africana Womanist Theory, Ancient Egyptian Culture and Philosophy, African herbology, Africana women’s rites-of-passage programs, and African women’s history.

Education Information (degrees and Universities attended):

  • Undergraduate:
    • B.A. in Psychology, California State University , Los Angeles.
  • Graduate:
    • M.S. Counseling Psychology CSU Los Angeles , California
    • M.A. African American Studies, Temple University-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D in African American Studies, Temple University-Philadelphia,Pennsylvania


  • AFRS 140: Introduction to African American Literature
  • AFRS 154:¬†Introduction to Africana Women’s Studies
  • AFRS 215: U.S. Diversity and the Ethnic Experience
  • AFRS 354: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement
  • AFRS 454: Africana Womanism: An Intellectual History

Personal Statement

I strongly feel that it is important that not only African Americans but all other races should embrace our history and culture through studying in the Black Studies Department for this experience will open up the minds of humanity to our true historical presence in this world. Students should get a degree in our department so that they will be grounded in our cultural worldview and know their historical roots. Africana women specifically, will be able to hear their voices, sing their souls free, and know who they are and to whom they belong.

Professional and community affiliations

  • African Heritage Studies Association
  • African Studies Association
  • National council of Black Studies
  • National Afrocentric Institute
  • Association of Nubian Kemetic Heritage (ANKH)
  • American Association of University Women
  • National Council for Black Women
  • National Organization for Women Historian