Bamba Named CSRRR Assistant Director

Published: January 12th, 2004

Category: News Briefs

Melissa Bamba has accepted the position of assistant director for the UF College of Law’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. She will begin work with Center Director Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown in February.

Bamba earned her M.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of Maryland in 1996; B.A. (Criminal Justice) from Temple University in Pennsylvania in 1992; and Paralegal Certificate from Widener University in Pennsylvania in 1986. She has served as a research/graduate assistant/associate at George Washington University Biostatistics Center, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committee on Law and Justice; CSR, Inc. in Washington, D.C.; and University of Maryland. She also was a criminologist for Crime Control Research Corporation in Washington, D.C., worked as a paralegal for LegalAssist of Philadelphia and for the law firm of Brobyn & Foceno, and was an instructor for the University of Pennsylvania Veteran’s Upward Bound Program.

The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations seeks to promote racial understanding, interracial dispute resolution, racial equality and racial healing, and to influence public policy through university, local, state and national projects and by bringing guest speakers to campus and hosting state and national conferences.

The center is looking for students interested in becoming race center affilitates. Contact Professor Russell-Brown ( for information.

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