Africana Studies Program
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Specialist on African Americans and film, the Black American West, the Civil War and general African American history and culture. Also, the African American town of Dearfield, Colo., and black eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire. Author of "The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan," "Afroamerican History," "Blacks in the American West and Beyond: America, Canada and Mexico" (bibliography), "History of Blacks in Canada" (bibliography), and "A History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Colored Infantry of the Civil War." Member of the Western Social Science Association and the Western History Association. Junne's honors include recognition from Denver Urban Spectrum for his 2015 exhibit titled "Me and the Dream Exhibit and Program," in addition to the Paul Stewart Award from Black American West Museum in Denver and “Champion of Higher Education” award from Colorado Black Round Table. He's the recipient of the Paleontological Society's prestigious Harrell L. Strimple Award for his contributions and has three fossils named after him.