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Lacey P. Hunter


Lacey Hunter is a professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University-Newark where she teaches courses on the history, cultures, and experiences of African descended people throughout the Americas as well as courses on interdisciplinary research methods. Dr. Hunter’s work is focused on Black intellectual history and its intersections with Black spiritual discourse and belief. Specifically, her writing highlights the ways in which African American women combine American political and Black spiritual discourse to challenge racial and gender oppression. Currently, she is working on her first book, a study on the use and meaning of early American political discourse among African American women in the United States from the antebellum period through the early twentieth century. Dr. Hunter is actively involved in organizations that help underserved students transition into college and is deeply committed to restructuring historical teaching and instruction. Through her work in curriculum design and pedagogical strategy, she supports teachers and administrators in their efforts to sustain safe and just classroom experiences through inclusive and diverse content and student-centered teaching practices.


  • Introduction to African American and African Studies, I and II
  • The African American Community
  • Afro-American History, I and II
  • History of Hip Hop
  • Afrofuturism in the Black Intellectual Tradition
  • Interdisciplinary Archival Research and Methods