Ousmane K. Power-Greene



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Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Assistant Professor, History Department

Clark University

Jefferson Academic Center, 3rd floor

950 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01610

opowergreene@clarku.edu

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EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy, African American Studies, University of Massachusetts 2007

Masters of Arts, African American Studies, University of Massachusetts 2006

Masters in Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1999

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1995


RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor, History Department, Clark University, Worcester, MA 2007 – Present Director, Hidden Valley, Fresh Air Fund, New York, NY 2008 - 2013

Instructor, Institute of AFAM Studies University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2007

Instructor, Department of Social Sciences Hampshire College, Hadley, MA 2007

Instructor, African American Studies Department University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA 2005

Director, Hayden Marks, Fresh Air Fund, New York, NY 1997 - 2006

English Teacher, Amherst Regional High School, Amherst MA 2004 – 2005

BOOK PROJECTS


Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement (forthcoming New York University Press 2014)
Leaves Torn from the Diary of a Critic: Hubert Harrison and the New Negro Movement

(In progress)


Nation Building Time: Black Power and the Association of Black Social Workers in New York

(In progress)



To Redeem an Oppressed Race: African Colonization and Racial Reform in the North

(In progress)
PUBLICATIONS
Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement (New York: New York University Press, forthcoming 2014 September)
“No Negro Renaissance: Hubert H. Harrison and the Role of the New Negro Literary Critic,” in Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, ed. The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters (Baltimore, M.D.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)


PAPERS PRESENTED, ROUNDTABLES, AND LECTURES

“Tossing Stones at an Ivory Tower: The New Negro Radical Educational Theory and Practice of Hubert H. Harrison” The Place of Education in African American History and Culture, Triangle African American History Colloquium, February 28 – March 1, 2014


“Roots and Routes” The Formation of an African-American Diaspora,” Revisiting the First International Africanist Conference in a Globalised World, African Studies Conference, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, October 24-26, 2013
“African American Social Change from Black Power to the Age of Obama,” paper presentation, “ALANA Alumni Event, Clark University, May 18, 2013
Discussant: “The Prudence Crandall Effect,” Connecticut State House, Hartford, CT, February 20, 2013
“Globalizing Black Power,” Panel Chair, Manning Marable Memorial Conference, Columbia University, New York, New York April 26 – 29, 2012
“Why Must You Pursue Us,” paper presented, Civil War Causes and Consequences, Sesquicentennial Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst October 14 – 15, 2011
Discussant: Book Panel: Jeffrey B. Perry, Hubert H. Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 31st Annual North American Labor Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, October 22 – 24, 2009
“Hubert Harrison and New Negro Aesthetics,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2 – 4, 2009
“Leaves Torn From the Diary of a Critic: Hubert Harrison and the New Negro Movement,” Modern History Colloquium Talk, Clark University, Worcester, MA, September 16, 2009
“We Are Not Our Your Enemy” Black Americans and the New England Colonization Movement in 1818 – 1860, New England Identities: Black New England Conference, University of New Hampshire, June 11 – 13, 2009
“The Disorder of Things: The Literary and Theory of Hubert H. Harrison,” Evolutionary Momentum of African American Studies, Clark University, Worcester, MA February 27 – 28, 2009
“No Negro Renaissance: Hubert H. Harrison and New Negro Literary Criticism,” Rethinking the Harlem Renaissance Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 27 – 29, 2008

“Look Well Before You Leap”: African Americans and Trinidadian Emigration, 1839 – 1841,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, October 3 -7, 2007, Charlotte, NC


“Too Long Have Others Spoken for Us”: African Americans Struggle Against Colonization in the Public Sphere,” New England Historical Association Fall Conference, October 14, 2006, University of Massachusetts at Boston
“For the Civilization and Christianization of Africa”: The African Civilization Society and Black Emigration in the 1850s,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Atlanta, GA September 27 – October 1, 2006
“The Means of Alleviating the Suffering”: Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, and the African American led Haitian Emigration Movement of the 1820s,” Pan-Africanisms: The Work of Diaspora Within and Without the Academy Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 20-22, 2006
“Education and Racial Uplift in the African Diaspora: Three Perspectives,” New England Historical Association Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Fall 2005
“One of the Wildest Projects Ever”: African Americans and the American Colonization Society,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Buffalo, NY, Fall 2005
Martin Delany’s Quest: Re-Considering the Rise of Pan-Africanism, Human Rights,

and Modernity within the African American Emigration Movement, 1850 – 1860,”

Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Amherst Branch

Conference, Amherst MA, Spring 2005
“Hubert Harrison and Racial Consciousness,” paper presented for the Black Student Union, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Fall 2003
“From Mental Slavery to Intellectual Freedom: Teaching Beyond Institutional Expectations,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Amherst Branch Conference, Amherst, MA, Spring 2001
“Shattering Traditional Supervision Images and Constructing New Reflections: A Student-Initiated, Project-Based Supervision Course with Action Research Results,” Eleventh Annual Conference on Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education, Columbia University, NY 1999


HONORS AND AWARDS

National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholars-in-Residence Fellow,

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY 2010 - 2011
Research Fellow, Gilder Lehrman Fellowship in American History 2007
Mary C. Mooney Fellowship, The Boston Athenaeum 2006 - 2007

10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


W. E. B. Du Bois Department of African American Studies Fellowship 2001 – 2005

University of Massachusetts


Opportunity Award Scholarship 2001 – 2002

Department of African American Studies, University of Massachusetts




TEACHING INTERESTS


African American Social and Political Movements

African American Internationalism


CLARK UNIVERISTY SERVICE

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 2013- Present

College Board 2011-Present

Library Committee 2011-Present African African American Culture Lecture Series 2007-Present

First-Year student advisor 2009 & 2013

Provost’s Advisory Board for ALANA Students 2008 - 2009

President’s Committee on ALANA Recruitment and Retention 2008 – 2010

“Race in the Era of Obama,” Planning Committee, Higgins School for the Humanities, 2007 – 2008



RECENT COURSES TAUGHT AT CLARK UNIVERSITY



African American Political and Social Movements 2008 & 2012 & 2014

History Department, Clark University


African American History to 1865 2007 & 2012

History Department, Clark University


Civil Rights Movement 2008 – 2014

History Department, Clark University


Reconsidering the Harlem Renaissance 2009

History Department Clark University


The Black Radical Tradition 2009 & 2011

History Department, Clark University


African American History 1865 to Present 2008 2011 & 2013

History Department, Clark University


African American Internationalism 2007 & 2012

History Department, Clark University



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


American Historical Association

Association for the Study of African American Life and History



Organization of American Historians

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