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Curriculum Vitae
MICHAEL O. WEST
801 Reynolds Road, #104

Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 760-1554

EDUCATION


B.A., Politics, Lake Forest College, 1982

A.M., History, Harvard University, 1983

Ph.D., History, Harvard University, 1990

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Professor, Binghamton University, 2007-present
Associate Professor, Binghamton University, 2002-2007
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996-2002
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992-96 (on leave 1994-96)
Lecturer, Northwestern University, 1990-92
Lecturer, Macalester College, 1989-90
Visiting Instructor, Wellesley College, Spring 1987
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1984-87

COURSES TAUGHT


Sophomore History Tutorials (Topics: North American Slavery, Industrial Revolution, Protestant Reformation, Marxism, Southern Africa)

African American History

Black Nationalism in the United States

Pan-Africanism in Africa, the Americas and Europe

African Labor History

Africa Since 1945

Southern Africa

Twentieth Century Africa

Introduction to African and African-American Studies

The Black Experience in the Americas: From Columbus to Emancipation

Introduction to Africana Studies

African American Religious History

Graduate Seminar on Black Movements in the Interwar Years

Graduate Seminar ob Black Movements since the Age of Revolution


ADMINISTRATICE EXPERIENCE


Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Africana Studies, Binghamton University, 2005-2007
Interim Chair, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, 2007-2008

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, CITATIONS


Graduate School of Arts and Science Fellowship, Harvard University, 1982-90
Dorothy Compton Fellowship, Harvard University, 1986
Committee on African Studies Fellowship, Harvard University, 1987
Hewlett Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Macalester College, 1989-90
Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University, 1990-92
International Programs and Studies, William and Flora Hewlett Summer International Research Grant, University of Illinois, 1993
Named in Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, Fall 1993
Baxter Course Development Award, University of Illinois, 1993
Scholars Travel Fund Grant, University of Illinois, 1993
Research Board Grants, University of Illinois 1993, 1993-94
Supplemental Research Grant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois, 1993-94
Co-Recipient, Conference Support Grant, International Programs and Studies, University of Illinois, 1993-94
Center for African Studies Travel Grant, University of Illinois, 1995
Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, 1994-96
Co-Recipient, Ford Foundation Grant ($50,000, through the Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, to develop ties with African research networks and increase collaboration between scholars in the United States and Africa), 1995-96
University Research Council, University of North Carolina, 1997
Williamson Committee Award, University of North Carolina, 1998
Faculty Mentor, Minority Undergraduate Research Assistant Program, University of North Carolina, Summer 1998
Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina, 1999
Keith-Massey Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Fall 1999
Ford Foundation Conference Grant, 1999 ($12,000)
University Research Council, University of North Carolina, 2000
“Globalizing the Curriculum” Grant, University Center for International Affairs, University of North Carolina, 2001

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Chair, Current Issues Council, African Studies Association, 1993-99.
Member, Board of Directors, Association of Concerned African Scholars, 1995-present.
Co-chair, Association of Concerned African Scholars, 2001-present.
Associate Editor, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 1996-2002.
Contributing Editor, Journal of African Travel-Writing, 1997-present.
Advisory and Contributing Editor, Contours: A Journal of the African Diaspora.
Co-Organizer of the International Conference, “Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 8-9, 1994.
Historian of the Black Heritage Tour, “The Road that Led to Freedom,” sponsored by Afrique Newsmagazine (Chicago) and V103 Radio (Chicago), October 21-23, 1994 [an underground railroad tour with over 100 people from Chicago to Southwestern Ontario, Canada].
Chief Organizer of the International Conference, “Leadership and Community: Icons from the Past, Models for the Future,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 7-9, 1999.
Harpur College Dean's Workshop Award, with William Martin, on "Black World Movements and Global Struggles for Freedom," Binghamton University, July 2002-June 2003.
Harpur College Dean's Workshop Award, "Prisons and Social Transformation" (with Michael Hames-Garcia, Gladys Jimenez, Kelvin Santiago, and William Martin), August 2005.

CURRENT RESEARCH


Africa Can Be Won: Apogee of the Black International, 1915-1935 (authored book)

PUBLICATIONS


Books

Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa (edited with William G. Martin), University of Illinois Press, 1999.
The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1965 (authored), Indiana University Press, 2002.
From Toussaint to Tupac: The Black International Since the Age of Revolution (edited with William Martin and Fanon Wilkins), University of North Carolina Press (forthcoming).


Journal Articles

“Indian Politics in South Africa: 1860 to Present,” South Asia Bulletin, 7, 1 & 2 (1987): 97-111.


“The Tuskegee Model of Development in Africa: Another Dimension of the African/African-American Connection” Diplomatic History, 16, 3 (1992): 371-387.
“Ndabaningi Sithole, Garfield Todd and the Dadaya School Strike of 1947,” Journal of Southern African Studies, 18, 2 (1992): 297-316.
“‘Equal Rights for all Civilized Men’: Elite Africans and the Quest for ‘European’ Liquor in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1924-1961,” International Review of Social History, 37 (1992): 376-397.
“Pan-Africanism, Capitalism and Racial Uplift: The Rhetoric of African Business Formation in Colonial Zimbabwe,” African Affairs, 92 (1993): 263-283.
“Nationalism, Race and Gender: The Politics of Family Planning in Zimbabwe, 1957-1990,” Social History of Medicine, 7, 3 (1994): 447-471.
“Indians, India and Race and Nationalism in British Central Africa,” South Asia Bulletin: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 14, 2 (1994): 86-103.
“In Search of Ethiopianism: An Historical Investigator’s Personal Odyssey in Zimbabwe,” Journal of African Travel-Writing, 1 (1996): 52-63.
“Crossing Boundaries: Research Notes on South Asians and Africans in Africa, the Americas and Europe,” Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 16, 2 (1996): 48-52.
“Liquor and Libido: ‘Joint Drinking’ and the Politics of Sexual Control in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1920s-1950s,” Journal of Social History, 30, 3 (1997): 645-667.
With William G. Martin, “A Future with a Past: Resurrecting the Study of Africa in the Post-Africanist Era,” Africa Today, 44, 3 (1997): 309-326.
* With William G. Martin, “Return to Sender: No Such Person in the House, A Reply to Christopher C. Lowe’s Article ‘Resurrection How’?” Africa Today, 45, 1 (1998): 63-69.
“Like A River: The Million Man March and the Black Nationalist Tradition in the United States,” Journal of Historical Sociology, 12, 1 (1999): 81-100.
“Going to America: The Odyssey of Stephen Sithole, an African Evangelical Christian, 1938-53,” Journal of African Travel-Writing, 8/9 (2001); 136-150.
“Seeds are Sown: The Garvey Movement in Zimbabwe in the Interwar Years,” International Journal of African Historical Studies, 35, 2-3 (2003): 335-362.
“Global Africa: The Emergence and Evolution of an Idea,” Review, 28, 1 (2005): 85-108.
“Walter Rodney and Black Power: Jamaican Intelligence and US Diplomacy,” African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies [online], 1, 2 (2006): 1-50.
“The Struggle for Zimbabwe, “Then and Now: Notes Toward A Deep History of the Current Crisis,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 8, 2(2007): 139-147.
“Seeing Darkly: Guyana, Black Power, and Walter Rodney’s Expulsion from Jamaica,” Small Axe (forthcoming)
Chapters in Edited Books

“‘Waiting for Derek’: The Divestment Struggle.” In How Harvard Rules: Reason in the Service of Empire, edited by John Trumpbour. Boston: South End Press, 1989: 399-410.


With William G. Martin, “Introduction: The Rival Africas and Paradigms of Africanists and Africans at Home and Abroad.” In Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa, edited by William Martin and Michael O. West. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999: 1-36.
With William G. Martin, “The Ascent, Triumph and Disintegration of the Africanist Enterprise, USA.” In Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa, edited by William G. Martin and Michael O. West. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999: 85-122.
“Franchise or Nothing: Zimbabwean Black Elite Responses to Imperial Ideologies of Democracy.” In The Historical Dimensions of Democracy and Human Rights in Zimbabwe, Volume One: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Legacies, edited by Ngwabi Bhebe and Terence Ranger. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2001: 84-98.
“Ethiopianism and Colonialism: The African Orthodox Church in Zimbabwe, 1928-1934.” In Christian Missionaries and the State in the Third World, edited by Holger Bernt Hansen and Michael Twaddle. Oxford: James Currey and Athens: Ohio University Press, 2002: 237-254.
** “An Anticolonial International? Indians, India and Africans in British Central Africa.” In Antinomies of Modernity: Essays on Race, Orient, Nation, edited by Vasant Kaiwar and Sucheta Mazumdar. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003: 146-179.

Essays, Reports, and Opinion Pieces

With Sandra Jackson-Opoku, “A Guadeloupian Odyssey,” Being Single (Mar/April 1993): 30-31.


With Sandra Jackson-Opoku, “Love Potions,” Caribbean Travel and Life (Jan/Feb 1994): 38 & 41.
With Sandra Jackson-Opoku, “From Homeland to Township: Rap Music and the South African Choral Tradition,” The World & I (April 1994): 228-241.
With William G. Martin, “The Decline of the Africanists’ Africa and the Rise of New Africas,” Issue: A Journal of Opinion, 23, 1 (1995): 24-26.
“Summary Report of Ghettoizing African Studies?: The Question of Representation in the Study of Africa,” ACAS Bulletin, No. 46 (1996): 23-29.
“James Aggrey’s Impact on Southern Africans,” Southern African Encounter, 3, 1 (1996): 20-23.
“The Study of Global Africa and the Descent of the Africanist Curtain,” Africa Update [newsletter of the African Studies Program, Central Connecticut State University], 5, 3 (1998): 7-9.
“Whither Shall We Go?: African and African American Studies for the 21st Century,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 18, 2 (1998): 134-137.
“Comments for Panel on ‘Mobilizing New Constituency,’ African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Oct 28 - Nov 1, 1998,” The Black Scholar, 29, 1 (1999): 34-36.
“Comments on Tiffany Patterson and Robin Kelley’s ‘Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World’,” African Studies Review, 43, 1 (2000): 61-64.
“US Intelligence and Jamaican Police: Targeting Walter Rodney,” Against the Current, 20, 6 (2006): 30-33.

Working Papers

“Ideology in Africa: Nkrumah and Cabral.” In Proceedings of the First Annual W. E. B. DuBois Graduate Colloquium, Spring 1984, edited by Margaret E. Corey and Bryan R. Washington. Harvard University: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1985: 15-35.


“The Rise and Fall of African Nationalism.” In Proceedings of the Second Annual W. E. B. DuBois Graduate Colloquium, Spring 1985, edited by Bryan R. Washington. Harvard University: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1985: 55-63.

Book Reviews

Walter Rodney, A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905, in South Asia Bulletin, 3, 1 (1983): 70-78.


Jonathan Crush and Charles Ambler, eds., Liquor and Labor in Southern Africa, in International Review of Social History, 39 (1994): 108-111.
Carol Summers, From Civilization to Segregation: Social Ideals and Social Control in Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1934 and Sybille Küster, Neither Cultural Imperialism nor Precious Gift of Civilization: African Education in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1962, in Journal of African History, 37, 1 (1996): 157-160.
Terence Ranger, Are We Not Also Men?: The Samkange Family & African Politics in Zimbabwe, 1920-64, in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 30, 1 (1997): 132-136.
Frederick Cooper, Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa, in Journal of Social History, 32, 1 (1998): 216-219.
Brian Raftopoulos and Ian Phimister, eds., Keep on Knocking: A History of the Labour Movement in Zimbabwe, 1900-97, in Counterpoise for Social Responsibilities, Liberty and Dissent, 2, 4 (1998): 36-37.
Timothy Burke, Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: Commodification, Consumption and Cleanliness in Modern Zimbabwe, in Journal of Social History, 32, 4 (1999): 998-1000.
Charles Green, ed., Globalization and Survival in the Black Diaspora: The New Urban Challenge, in Peace Review, 12, 2 (2000): 345-347.
Terence Ranger, Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture & History in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe, in Journal of Social History, 34, 3 (2001): 757-759.
Gerald Horne, From the Barrel of a Gun: The United States and the War against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980, in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 35, 1 (2002): 175-178.
Mark Huband, The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa after the Cold War, in Africa Today, 49, 3 (2002): 132-134.
Robert I. Rotberg, Ending Autocracy, Enabling Democracy: The Tribulations of Southern Africa, 1960-2000, in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 35, 2-3 (2002): 532-536.
Gaurav Desai, Subject to Colonialism: African Self-Fashioning and the Colonial Library, in Canadian Journal of African Studies, 36, 2 (2002): 368-370.
Jock McCulloch, Black Peril, White Virtue: Sexual Crime in Southern Rhodesia, 1902-1935, in Journal of Social History, 36, 3 (2003): 815-819.
Elizabeth Schmidt, Mobilizing the Masses: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Nationalist Movement in Guinea, 1939-1958, in American Historical Review, 111, 2 (2006): 599-600.
Jacques Depelchin, Silences in African History: Between the Syndromes of Discovery and Abolition, in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 40, 2 (2007): 337-340.
Mohamed Adhikari, Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South African Colored Community and James Muzondidya, Walking a Tightrope: Towards a Social History of the Coloured People of Zimbabwe, in Journal of Southern African Studies, 33, 4 (2007): 881-885.

David Maxwell, African Gifts of the Spirit: Pentecostalism & the Rise of a Zimbabwean Transnational Religious Movement, in American Historical Review (forthcoming).


ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND INVITED LECTURES


Papers Presented

“Elite African Political Consciousness in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1945-1965,” Workshop on Perspectives on Consciousness in Southern Africa, Harvard University, May 27-28, 1986.


“The Middle Class, the Working Class and the State in Colonial Zimbabwe,” Labor Forum, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, March 27, 1990.
“The Tuskegee Model of Development in Africa: A Forgotten Factor in the Historiography of Pan-Africanism,” Towards Diversity Speaking Series, sponsored by the Knight Committee, Macalester College, April 25, 1990.
“The Politics of Middle Class Formation in Colonial Zimbabwe,” sponsored by the Department of History and the MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Peace and International Cooperation, University of Minnesota, May 4, 1990.
“Martin Kilson and the Tradition of Social History in Africa,” Reflections on Africa and the Diaspora: A Symposium in Honor of Martin Kilson, Harvard University, March 8-9, 1991.
“The Meaning of Africa in the African-American Experience,” Teaching About Africa Series, Northeastern Illinois University, May 11, 1991.
“The African-American Religious Factor in Colonial Zimbabwe: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Orthodox Church, 1927-1935,” 34th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, St. Louis, MO, November 23-26, 1991.
“Ethiopianism and Colonialism: The Establishment of the African Orthodox Church in Zimbabwe, 1928-1934,” Conference on Christian Missionaries and the State in the Third World, Roskilde, Denmark, May 28-31, 1992.
“Nationalism, Race and Gender: The Politics of Family Planning in Zimbabwe, 1957-1990,” Conference on Disease and Society in the Developing World: Exploring New Perspectives, The Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, September 24-26, 1992.
“Workers, Women and Elites: African Middle Class Attitudes toward 'Skokiaan Queens' in Colonial Zimbabwe,” 22nd Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, University of Toronto, May 12-15, 1993.
“The Atlantic Charter and the Crystallization of African Nationalism in the Second World War Era,” Conference on Transatlantic Passages, sponsored by Collegium for African American Research [in Europe] and W. E. B. Du Bois Center for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, February 15-19, 1995.
“Intellectual Traditions in the Study of Africa,” Symposium on African History, Duke University, May 1, 1995.
With William Martin, “U. S. African Studies: Then and Now,” 23rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, Trent University, Ontario, Canada, May 10-13, 1995.
With William Martin, “‘The Mirror That’s Me’: The Study of Africa in Transatlantic Perspective with Implications for South Africa,” Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, June 14, 1995.
“Black Nationalism in the United States Against the Backdrop of the Million Man March,” Illinois State University, February 21, 1996.
With William Martin, “Africa, Africans and the Study of Africa in the Emerging New Academic Order,” Illinois State University, March 7, 1996.
“Crossing Boundaries: South Asians and Africans in the Pan-African World,” Symposium on African and Asian Diaspora, Duke University, April 19, 1996.
“Franchise or Nothing: Zimbabwean Black Responses to Imperial Ideologies of Democracy,” Conference on Historical Dimensions of Human Rights and Democracy in Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe, September 9-14, 1996 (presented in absentia).
“The Myth of African Studies’ Past,” 39th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, November 23-26, 1996.
“Walter Rodney, African Historiography and the Weapon of Scholarship,” Conference on Engaging Walter Rodney’s Legacies, Binghamton University, November 6-8, 1998.
“African Americans and the Indian Independence Struggle, 1935-47,” Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Boston, MA, March 11-14, 1999.
With William Martin, “From Panafrica to African Diaspora, 1969-1999,” 31st Annual Conference of the African Heritage Studies Association, Ithaca, New York, October 14-17, 1999.
“Challenges of the Congo,” National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 32nd Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, March 7-10, 2001.
“Global African Studies: Some Chronological Contours,” Workshop on Knowledge Production and the Making of the African Diaspora, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, March 30-31, 2001.
“Historical Foundations of Global African Insurgencies,” 44th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Houston, TX, November 15-18, 2001.
“The African Union and the African Diaspora,” Morehouse College, February 5, 2003.
Panelist on “’A Many Headed-Hydra’: A Roundtable with Marcus Rediker and Peter Linebaugh,” 28th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 13-16, 2003.
“Walter Rodney, Black Power and the Jamaican Intelligence Services,” New York African Studies Association, 29th Annual Conference, Binghamton University, April 29-30, 2005.
“Stevedore: The Negro Worker Represents the Black Proletariat Globally,” conference on “Middle Passages: The Oceanic Voyage as Social Process,” Fremantle, Australia, July 12-16, 2005.
“The Struggle for Zimbabwe, Then and Now,” University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 21, 2005.
“The African Middle Class in Zimbabwe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” conference on “’We Shall Be All’: Toward a Global History of the Middle Class,” University of Maryland, College Park, April 27-29, 2006.
Panelist on Roundtable, “Crossing Borders: The Garvey Movement in the American South and South Africa,” 72nd Annual Meting of the Southern Historical Association, Birmingham, Alabama, November 15-18, 2006.
“Walter Rodney and 1968: The Canadian Angle,” 39th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica, May 6-11, 2007.

Discussant, Chair, Organizer (Academic Conferences)

Discussant for the panel, “Black Clergywomen, Sexism, Womanist Theology, and the African-American Church,” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Chicago, IL, October 24-28, 1990.


Organizer and Chair of the panel, “Crosscurrents of the African Diaspora,” 34th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, St. Louis, MO, November 23-26, 1991.
Chair of the panel, “Sources and Conceptualization II,” 20th Annual Spring Symposium on State, Land, and Society in the History of Sudanic Africa, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, April 22-24, 1993.
Organizer and Chair of the panel, “Consciousness and Consumption in Zimbabwe,” 36th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Boston, MA, December 4-7, 1993.
Discussant for the panel, “Afrocentrism and Library Resources,” 36th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Boston, MA, December 4-7, 1993.
Discussant for the panel, “Working Class Formation in Colonial Africa,” 16th Annual North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University, October 27-29, 1994.
Discussant for the panel, “Shallow or Deep: The Roots and Branches of African Independent Churches,” 37th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, November 3-6, 1994.
Organizer and Chair of the workshop, “Theory and Praxis in the Making of the Black Atlantic World,” Conference on Transatlantic Passages, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, February 15-19, 1995.
Organizer and Chair of the roundtable, “Ghettoizing African Studies? The Question of Representation in the Study of Africa,” 38th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Orlando, FL, November 3-6, 1995.
Discussant for the panel, “State and Civil Society in the American South and South Africa,” Southern Historical Association Meeting, Little Rock, AR, October 30-November 2, 1996.
Discussant for the panel, “The State, Civil Society and Social Movements in Colonial Africa,” 111th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York, January 2-5, 1997.
Discussant for the paper, “Du Bois’s Perspective on Asia and Japanese Colonialism,” presented at conference on Japan and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 3, 1997.
Discussant for the panel, “Mobilizing New Constituencies for Africa,” 41st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, October 29 - November 1, 1998.
Discussant for the paper, “German-Americans and African Americans in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” Conference on Germany and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2, 1998.
Discussant for the panel, “Diasporic Identities: The Case of Mauritius,” 113th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 7-10, 1999.
Chair of the Panel, “Mumia: The Showdown Case for the Future,” 42nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 11-14, 1999.
Chair of the Panel, “Of Bonds and (Ex)Bonds‘men’: Rethinking the Links between Afro-Diasporic Resistances in Historical Perspective,” Second Bi-Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Northwestern University, October 2-4, 2003.
Discussant for the Panel, “Sociology and Anthropology: Contested Terrain,” 3rd biannual conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 5-7, 2005.

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE: LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS


“The Social Role of the Black Church,” Christ Temple Church, New York, NY, February 24, 1985.
“The Meaning of the Life and Death of Martin Luther King,” Gloucester Memorial Presbyterian Church, Boston, MA, January 19, 1986.
“Blacks in South Africa and the United States,” New Faith Baptist Church, Matteson, IL, February 23, 1992.
“The Interconnection: African Resistance and the African Diaspora,” in the Symposium, With Knees Unbent: The African Diaspora and Traditions of Resistance, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, April 8, 1992.
“Somalia, the US Intervention and the Future of Africa,” Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL, January 30, 1993.
“Black Nationalism and the African American Experience,” Kankakee Correctional Facilities, Illinois Department of Corrections, Manteno, IL, February 24, 1993.
WVON Radio, Chicago, IL, “The South African Cultural Scene,” September 21, 1993.
“What is Africa to Me,” Illinois Mental Health Facility, Joliet, IL, February 16, 1994.
“The Black Church and Black Self-Realization,” Soulwinners Outreach Church of Deliverance, Chicago, IL, February 18, 1994.
“The African Diaspora and Afrocentricity,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 18, 1994.
WILL PBS Radio, Urbana, IL, “South Africa after the Elections,” May 2, 1994.
“African Scholars and the Study of Africa,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 30, 1995.
“The Million Man March in the Context of the Black Nationalist Tradition,” North Carolina Central University, October 23, 1995.
WOL Newstalk Radio, Washington-Baltimore, “Reconnecting to Our Roots,” July 22, 1996.
“The Ambiguous Adventure of Blackness in the Modern World,” University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, October 15, 1996.
“Africa on my Mind: Pan-Africanism Here and There, Then and Now,” Clemson University, April 2, 1997.
KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA, “The Congo Crisis in Africa,” December 3, 1998.
Spectrum Radio, 558AM, London, UK, “Spectrum Africa,” September 4, 1999.
Spectrum Radio, 558AM, London, UK, “Millennial Africa,” November 13, 1999.
KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA, “Africa Today,” February 3, 2000.
WBAI Radio, New York, May 2, 2005.

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER AND REFEREE


African Economic History

African Studies Review

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (multiple)

Contours: Journal of the African Diaspora (multiple)

History of Education Quarterly (multiple)

International Journal of African Historical Studies (multiple)

Journal of American History (multiple)

Journal of Historical Sociology

Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (multiple)



Social Science History

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

University of Illinois Press

University of Illinois Research Board, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (multiple)

University of Zimbabwe Publications

TENURE REFEREE


Department of Africana Studies, Brooklyn College-CUNY, 1996

Department of History, Davidson College, 1998

Sarah Lawrence College, 2006

CONSULTANCY


Robert A. Hill, General Editor, The Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, African Series, vols. 8-10. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996-.

* Reply to critical assessment of article directly above by Christopher Lowe, “Resurrection How? A Response to Michael O. West and William G. Martin’s Article ‘A Future with a Past: Resurrecting the Study of Africa in the Post-Africanist Era’,” Africa Today, 44, 4 (1997): 385-421.

** Slightly revised version of previously-listed article, “Indians, India and Race and Nationalism in British Central Africa,” South Asia Bulletin: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 14, 2 (1994): 86-103.




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