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Professor & Chair of Africana Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Visiting Instructor of Africana Studies
Years at Knox: 2015 to present
Ph.D., Social Anthropology, 2015, Harvard University.
A.M., Social Anthropology, 2013, Harvard University.
B.S., Anthropology and African American Studies, 1999, University of California, Los Angeles.
"Afrocentricism." Encyclopedia of African Thought, Oxford University Press. eds., F.Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo, 2010.
"Théophile Obenga." Encyclopedia of African Thought. eds., Oxford University Press., F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo, 2010.
"‘Find Their Level': African American Roots Tourism in Sierra Leone and Ghana," with Adia Benton. Cahiers d'études africaines, eds., Nadege Chabloz and Martine Morier, 2009.
"Ghana at 50: Independence or the Fog of Dependency?" Pambazuka, 2007.
"I'm Tired of Symbols: Barack Obama, Black Internationalism, and ABCC," Association for Black Culture Centers Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. October 27-30, 2016.
"Lost in Translation: The Multiple Meanings and Consequences of Lynchings and Vigilantism in Ghana and Black America." The National Council for Black Studies 38th Annual Conference, Miami, Fl. March 2014.
"Global Blackness in the Humanities", Black Expressive Culture and the Humanities in the 21st Century, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. November 2013.
"Teaching Africa" panel, Winston-Salem State University. Winston-Salem, NC. November 2013.
"'You Left Your Mind in Africa'": Malcolm X, Returning and Remembering in Ghana," South East Regional Seminar in African Studies, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. 27-28 September 2013.
"Diversity and Global Learning." Invited presenter for a faculty seminar Impactful Teaching, Winston-Salem State University. Winston-Salem, NC. May 2013.
"Reading Malcolm: A Pan-African Journey." Guest Lecture for Dr. Cynthia Villagomez, Black American History from 1865 to Present, Winston-Salem State University. Winston-Salem, NC. February 2013.