Michael G. Hanchard
Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies
Michael G. Hanchard, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies is the Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies. Before coming to Penn in 2015, Hanchard was the SOBA Presidential Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, where he directed the Racism, Immigration and Citizenship Program and served as Chair of the Provost’s Advisory Committee.
Hanchard’s distinguished scholarship in comparative racial politics is widely recognized. The author of four books, including Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought and The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy, and many other publications, his research has received support from the Ford and MacArthur Foundations and from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is working on a new book which examines the relationship between fascism and racial rule in contemporary politics.