Ifetayo M. Flannery, Ph.D. (SFSU)

Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, San Francisco State University

Dr. Ifetayo M. Flannery is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. She is an active member of national and international organizations including the National Council for Black Studies, Association of Black Psychologists, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, and the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement. Dr. Flannery’s research expertise integrates Black Psychology, African Diaspora Studies, and Afrocentric Methodology. Her publications can be found in the 2015 issue of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy and in the most recent disciplinary text, Qualitative Methods in Africana Studies. Dr. Flannery is also a recipient of the 2016 Temple University Fellowship Award for academic research and the 2016 Molefi Kete Asante Founders Award.



Dr. Flannery is currently working on an article that examines African American women’s interpretation of validating forms of social support when diagnosed with breast cancer. The findings are based on interviews that have been conducted with African American women in the Bay Area who were diagnosed with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer.