Dr. Selassi I is continuing this work by exploring the roots and traditions of African, Caribbean & Afican American mythology at the University of Notre Dame's school of Theology.  

Full Time Faculty



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Marlene Medrano

Assistant Professor, History

Ph.D, History, Indiana University

M.A., Education, California State University, Los Angeles

B.A., Psychology, UCLA

Research Interests: Latin America, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Gender and Sexuality, and Public Health 


Anthony Clark, Chair 

Associate Professor, Sociology

M.A., Sociology, California State University, Northridge
B.A., Sociology, California State University, Northridge


Research Interests:  Kennedy Conspiracy Scholarship, Deviance & Criminal Behavior, Sociology of the Black Family

ext. 2949 FH 219F clarka@lacitycollege.edu

Wendel Eckford

W. Gabriel Selassie I

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor of U.S. History & African American Studies (Joint): (Ralph Bunche Honors Program)

Post Doc: St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, Political Science, Democracy in Africa.

Ph.D., History, Claremont Graduate School (CGS)

M.A. Theology, University of Notre Dame (Pending)

M.A., African American Studies, UCLA

M.A., Public History: Digital Humanities, CSU Dominguez Hills

Bach.of Architecture, Prairie View A & M University of Texas (HBCU)

Research Interests: 19th & 20th Century African American Intellectual & Cultural History, Marcus Garvey, Rastafari/Caribbean culture & history, Blacks in the West, Rituals & Power, Public History & Digital Humanities, Race & Racism.

Published Works: 

W. Gabriel Selassie I, “Forward, Preface, Guide to the Materials, Introduction” and “Analysis,” to The Holy Piby: The Black Man’s Bible, Robert Athlyi Rogers, (Los Angeles: Orunmilla, Inc, 2015).

 W. Gabriel Selassie I, “Introduction” to The Promised Key, by Leonard Percival Howell, (Los Angeles: Orunmilla, Inc., 2015).

ext. 2561 FH 219E selasswg@lacitycollege.edu


Carlos Guerrero

Associate Professor, Chicano Studies

Ph.D., Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge
B.A., Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge

Research Interests: Media, the new Western history, Community Colleges, Education and Critical Pedagogy

ext. 2506 FH 219A guerrecr@lacitycollege.edu


Joe Meyer

Associate Professor, Political Science

M.A., Political Science, Marquette University
B.A., Political Science, Marquette University

Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Defense & Strategic studies, Democracy & Failed States

ext. 2562 FH 219I meyerjn@lacitycollege.edu


Brian Bartelt

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Southern California
M.A., Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California
B.A., History, East Carolina University

Research Interests:  African Studies, Ritual Studies, Anthropology of Consciousness (shamanism, healing, witchcraft), Visual Anthropology (ethnographic filmmaking)

ext. 2693 FH 219G bartelba@lacitycollege.edu

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Melvin Aaron

Associate Professor, Political Science

Political Science Ph.D. Candidate, Howard University
M.A., Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: Amilcar Cabral, African Politics, Comparative & Black Radical Politics

ext. 2953 FH 219H aaronm@lacitycollege.edu

Dr. Christina Heisser

Christina Heisser

Assistant Professor, World History

Ph.D., History, Indiana University
M.A., History, Indiana University
B.A., History, Valparaiso University

Research Interests: Latin American History, Popular Religion, Mexico-U.S. Migration, Modern Mexican History, History of Race and Migration in the United States.

ext. 2955 FH 219D heissecm@lacitycollege.edu