Dr. Rosa Bobia

Professor Emerita Dr. Rosa Bobia joined KSU in 1985 as a Professor of French. Dr. Bobia also served as the Director of the Center for African and African Diaspora Studies. In addition to her work as a professor, Dr. Bobia was founder of the National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education (1988-1990) (alongside Professors Rodney Dennis and Harold Wingfield). In 2013, Dr. Bobia established the Dr. Rosa Bobia Endowed Scholarship to support undergraduate students studying Modern Language and Culture or African and African Diaspora Studies.

To learn more about Dr. Bobia's personal history, advocacy, and thoughts on diversity, view her videos:

Spartanburg, South Carolina: Solid Southern Tradition

My Teacher Told Me, "I've Never Taught a Colored Person Before."

A Black Child on the Bus

Visiting France

James Baldwin and African Diaspora Studies

Black Faculty Alliance at KSU

Unobtrusive Obtrusiveness: Getting to the Administration

It Takes Courage