Omar H. Ali

               

  Associate Professor
 African American and Diaspora Studies
 University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 

 200 Foust Building
 Greensboro, NC  27402
 Office 336-334-4246  Cell 212-226-5712
 e-mail ohali@uncg.edu

   

 

 

                              Scholarship       Lectures    Media     Curriculum Vitae    



 

 

Education

 

Ph.D., History

Columbia University, New York, 2003

 

B.Sc., Social Anthropology

London School of Economics and Political Science, 1992

 

 

Teaching and Research Appointments
 

Associate Professor, African American and Diaspora Studies

University of North Carolina, Greensboro - Fall 2010-present

   The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World

    Black Populism in the New South

    Slave Resistance, Maroons, and Abolitionism in Latin America

    Introduction to African American Studies

 

Assistant Professor, Department of History

Towson University, Maryland - Fall 2004-Spring 2010

    The Making of the African Diaspora (Hist 482)

    African American History: Reconstruction to the Present (Hist 382/564) Fall 2009

    African American History: Colonial to Emancipation (Hist 381/563) Spring 2010

    World History Since 1300 (Hist 161)

    Abolitionism in the Indian Ocean World: Islam, Africa, and the Diaspora (Hist 482/590)

    U.S. History: Since the mid-19th Century (Hist 146)

    U.S. History: To the mid-19th Century (Hist 145) Fall 2009

    Historical Research and Methodology (Hist 300) Spring 2010

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, African American and Diaspora Studies

Vanderbilt University, Tennessee - Fall 2008-Spring 2009

    Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements in the U.S.

    The Making of the African Diaspora; Race Matters 

Library Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Harvard University, Massachusetts
- Summer 2007
   
Project: "Abolitionism in the Americas: Muslim African Resistance to Slavery"

Visiting Fulbright Professor, Departments of History and Anthropology
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
- Fall 2006
   
Resistencia a la Esclavitud, Palenques, y Abolicionismo en l
as Américas

Lecturer, Institute for Research in African American Studies
Columbia University, New York
- Fall 2003-Spring 2004
    Independent Politics and the African American Community (C 3936)
    Introduction to African American Studies
(C 1001)

Program Director, Clemente Course in the Humanities
Bard College and New Jersey Council for the Humanities
- 2002-2007

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of the American South
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Summer 2001
    Project: "Black Populism: From the Colored Alliance to the People's Party"

Research Assistant, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Summer 1990 and 1991
    Project:  "Ghanaian Political Systems and Constitutional Government"
    (
Professor Maxwell Owusu, Department of Anthropology)


Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

Library Scholars Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (2007)

Fulbright Research and Lecture Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (2006)

Research Travel Grant, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia (2006)

Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Office of University Research Services, Towson University (2006)

Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University (2002-2003)

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2001-2002)

Summer Research Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2001 & 2002)

Teaching Fellowship, Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University (2001-2002)

Honours Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (1992)

Summer Research Grant, Lilly Endowment and Mellon Foundation (Summer 1990 & 1991)

Oxford House Scholarship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1990)



 

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Bilal's Song: Muslim Soldiers and Servants  in the African Diaspora of the Indian Ocean World (manuscript in progress)

Islam in the Indian Ocean World: A Brief History With Documents (Boston, MA: Bedford St. Martin's Press, under review)

In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2010) Foreword by Robin D. G. Kelly

In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements in the United States (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2008) Foreword by Eric Foner

Edited Journal:

"Independent Black Politics," Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2005)

Book Chapters:

"Black Populism: Agrarian Politics from the Colored Alliance to the People's Party" in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Farmers Since Reconstruction, Debra A. Reid and Evan P. Bennett, eds. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011)

"Re-Conceptualizing Black Populism" in Southern Populism Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures, James M. Beeby eds. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011)

"Islam, Trade, and Empire" in Africa and the Wider World, Hakeem I. Tijani, Raphael Njoku, Tiffany Jones, eds. (Boston, MA: Pearson, 2010)

“Lenora Branch Fulani: Challenging the Rules of the Game” in African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White House, Bruce Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2010)

“Obama and the Generational Challenge,” The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union,” T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, ed. (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009)

Journal Articles:

"Standing Guard at the Door of Liberty: Black Populism in South Carolina, 1886-1897," South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 107, No. 3 (July 2006): 190-203.

"Independent Black Voices from the late 19th century: Black Populists and the Struggle Against the Southern Democracy," Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2005): 4-18

Reference Articles and Essays:

"The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World," Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Sylviane Diouf, ed. (2011)

"Kaffirs,” Native Peoples of the World, Steven L. Danver and John Burch, eds. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2011)

"Rev. John L. Moore's 'In the Lion's Mouth,'" Milestone Documents in African American History: Exploring the Essential Primary Sources, Paul Finkelman, ed. (Dallas, TX: Schlager Group, 2010)

"Colin Powell,” Encyclopedia of United States-Latin American Relations, Thomas Leonard, ed. (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010)

"Population Movements in Dar-es-Islam: Islamic Migrations, 1450-1770," World History Encyclopedia, Fred Nadis, ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2010)

"Islam and the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World," Black Past: Remembered & Reclaimed, Quintard Taylor, ed. (2009)

"Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.," Milestone Documents of American Leaders: Exploring the Primary Sources of Notable Americans, Paul Finkelman, ed. (Dallas, TX: Schlager Group, 2009)

"Black Politics," The Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century, Paul Finkelman, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)

"Lutie A. Lytle," The African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)

"Abolitionism in the African Diaspora," The Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, Carol Boyce Davies, ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2008)

"Southern Tenant Farmers Union," Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration, Steven A. Reich, ed. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006)

"Labor Union Movements," The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, William H. McNeill, Jerry H. Bentley, et. al., eds. (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2004)

"Colored Farmers Alliance," The Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, Jack Salzman, ed. (New York: MacMillan Press, 2001)

"Third-Party Movements: Perot," History in Dispute: American Social and Political Movements, 1945-2000, Benjamin Frankel, Robert J. Allison, et. al., eds. (Detroit, MI: St. James Press, 2000), 194-202.

Book Reviews:

A Black Congressman in the Age of Jim Crow: South Carolina's George Washington Murray (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006) by John F. Marszalek, South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 109, No. 2 (April 2008): 150-152.

Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake: Black and White Resistance to Human Bondage, 1775-1865 (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 2007) by T. Stephen Whitman, The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 74, No. 3 (2008): 721-722.

Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865-1914 (The University of North Carolina Press, 2004) by William Blair, The Journal of African American History, Vol. 91, No. 1 (Winter 2006): 90-91.

Black Populism in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004) by Anthony J. Adam and Gerald H. Gaither, Maryland Historical Magazine, 101 (Spring 2006): 127-128.

The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles Against Urban Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2004) by Rhonda Y. Williams, The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 71, No. 4 (November 2005): 951-952.

Contributing Editor:

The Neo-Independent: The Politics of Becoming (New York: Postmodern Press, 2004-2010)

Op-Ed, Articles, and Reports:

"Development in Africa and the Diaspora: Democracy as Performed Activity in the Making of a Post-Modern World," Partners for Africa (August 2009)

Interview, The Vanderbilt Political Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (November/December 2008)

Interview, "A La Conquista de los Indecisos," El Espectador (October 14, 2008)

Interview, "Obama's Youthquake: Is the Senator Leading a Movement, or Just an Interesting Campaign?" Atlanta Journal-Constitution (February 10, 2008)

Interview, Colombian Quarterly, No. 60 (January-March 2007)

Interview, All Stars Project Newsletter, Vol. 8 (January 2, 2006)

"Building Black and Latino Independence in New York City"
Indigenous People of Africa and America (May  2005 - Vol. 2, Issue 2)

"Reflections on History as Performance (an afsana for Abu)"
World History Bulletin, Vol. XXI No. 2 (Fall 2005) and Credence magazine (February 20, 2005)

"Black Farmers in America, 1865-2000: The Pursuit of Independent Farming and the Role of Cooperatives" RBS Research Report 194, U.S. Department of Agriculture (October 2003)

"The Making of a Black Populist: A Tribute to the Rev. Walter A. Pattillo"
Oxford Public Ledger (March 28, 2002 - Vol. 121, No. 25)

"Those Who Make the Rules, Rule": Part 1 Part 2
BlackElectorate.Com (October 14, 2002) For original CUIP white paper click here

"American Foreign Policy: A Question of Democracy"
Black Star Magazine (November  4, 2001)

"Redistricting Gives Two Parties Unfair Edge"
New York Newsday (May 31, 2001)

"Frank MacKay's Call for Local Control,"
democracy with a small d, Vol. 3, No. 2 (September 2000)

"A New Populism in the United States"
History News Service (November 26, 1999)

Miscellaneous:

Black Populism in the New South resource website (1998-2010)

Editor, Towson History Matters, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 2007)

Letter to the Editor, "Setting a Presidential Precedent," Black Enterprise (June 2005)

Letter to the Editor, "A Vote for Democracy," National Geographic, Vol. 207, No. 3 (2005)



Lectures, Papers, and Presentations:

 

2011

 

 

2010

 

St. Antony's College, Oxford University, U.K.-- "Muslim Africans in the Indian Ocean World," African Studies Association Biennial Conference (September 18, 2010)

 

University of North Carolina, Greensboro -- “Reconceptualizing the African Diaspora: An Indian Ocean Perspective,” Conversations with the Community, Sponsored by the African American Studies Program (September 14, 2010)

 

Osher Lifelong Institute, Towson, MD -- "The Emancipation Proclamation and the Tactics of Black Liberation in the Americas" (May 20, 2010)

 

Calvert Library of Prince Frederick, MD -- “Dr. Martin Luther King's Civic Practice: Building Inclusive Communities in a Divisive World,” Maryland Humanities Council, co-sponsored by the Concerned Black Women of Calvert County (May 8, 2010)

 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD -- "Is Washington Broken? How to Fix the American Political System," Mudd Hall, College Independents panel discussion (May 4, 2010)

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter

 

The Coffee Party USA, Washington, D.C. -- "Being Politically Independent & Ending Partisan Warfare" live-streamed meeting (April 15, 2010)

 

College Board, New York, NY -- "Supplementary Education: Achievement or Development Gap?" History Academic Advisory Committee presentation (April 11, 2010)

 

Osher Lifelong Institute, Towson, MD -- "Islam and the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World" Lectures in the Social Sciences (April 8, 2010)

 

 

Towson Public Library, Towson, MD - "The Emancipation Proclamation and the Tactics of Black Liberation in the Americas," Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (February 20, 2010)

 

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, New York, NY - "Interviews by a Black independent" Monthly Meeting of Dr. Lenora B. Fulani (February 19, 2010)

 

University of North Carolina, Greensboro - "Black Populism in the New South: A Post-Emancipation Political Movement in the African Diaspora," African American Studies Program research presentation (February 2, 2010)

 

2009

 

Albert S. Cook Library, Towson, MD  – "Contextualizing James McBride's Song Yet Sung: Blackness and Antislavery Action in Maryland and the Antebellum Chesapeake" Book Club Inaugural Lecture (October 30, 2009)

 

Cathy L. Stewart Politics for the People Series, Independence Party, New York County Lawyer's Association – "A Brief History of How Independents Have Expanded American History"  (May 9, 2009)

 

All Stars, Inc./Development School for Youth, New York, NY –  President's Day Master Class "How Obama Became the First African American President" (February 16, 2009)

 

Vanderbilt University, Divinity School and Kelly Miller Institute on Black Church Studies, Nashville, TN – “Islam and the Abolition of Slavery in the Indian Ocean” (February 5, 2009)

Fulbright Alumni Lecture Series, Colombo, Sri Lanka – “Islam and the Abolition of Slavery in the Indian Ocean” (January 16, 2009)

2008

 

 

Teaching American History in Authentic Baltimore Program, Baltimore, MD - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Towson University, Baltimore City Heritage Area, and The Baltimore City Public School System partnership (July 14-18, 2008)

 

Cathy L. Stewart Politics for the People, Independence Party, New York, NY - "In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements," (March 30, 2008

 

Towson University, MD - African and African-American Studies Program Black History Month event, Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "The Power of Non-Violence" and "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" (February 4, 2008)

 

Hood College, Frederick, MD - "Dr. King's Civic Practice: Building Inclusive Communities in a Diverse World," Rosenstock Auditorium, Sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, Office of Minority Affairs, and the NAACP of Frederick (January 30, 2008) photo

 

Learning Center, Inc., Baltimore, MD - "Emmett Till as Catalyst of the Modern Civil Rights Movement," Sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council (January 25, 2008)

 

Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Baltimore, MD - "Dr. King and Civic Engagement," Sponsored by Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland and Volunteer Central and the Maryland Humanities Council (January 21, 2008)

 

Fort Myer Military Community Center, Fort Myer, VA - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Lecture (January 10, 2008) photo


2007

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, "Black Populism: An Independent Political Response to Agrarian Labor Subjugation in North America" (November 14, 2007)

 

University of Liverpool, U.K. - "Muslim Africans in the Iberian Atlantic, 1521-1888" Rethinking the Iberian Atlantic conference (September 14, 2007) photo

 

Cape Coast, Ghana - Fulbright-Hays lectures, "The Portuguese, Dutch, and British Slave Trade in the Atlantic: A View from the Castles of El Mina and Cape Coast" (June 30-July 1, 2007)

 

All Stars Project, New York - Co-moderator, "The Police and Our Young People: What is their Relationship?" conference  (June 20, 2007)

 

Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C. - Washington Area Legal History Roundtable Panel commentator: "Comparative History of Slavery and its Abolition" (April 20, 2007)

 

Towson University, MD - African and African-American Studies respondent for panel discussion "Roots and Routes: Reflections on the Life of Olaudah Equiano" (February 20, 2007)

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, "The African Diaspora as Methodology" (January 19, 2007)

 

2006

 

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá - "Raza y Nacion" grupo de estudios seminar, Department of History (December 5, 2006)

 

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá - "Resistencia a la Esclavitud, Palenques, y Abolicionismo en las Américas," Public Lecture sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, UNAL, and Fulbright Commission Colombia (November 21, 2006)

Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia - “Independencia Negra en la Diaspora Africana: Del Abolicionismo a la Independencia Politica en el Hemisferio Occidental,” Catedra Fulbright (August 30, 2006)

Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C. - “Black Populism in the New South,” panel presentation for “Race and American Citizenship: Civic Identity and Political Organizing After Reconstruction”  (April 20, 2006)

 

Guest Lecture for “Modern Latin American History,” Towson University, MD - “Slave Resistance, Maroonage, and Abolitionism in the Americas”  (April 13, 2006)

 

"The Modern Civil Rights Movement and its Independent Political Legacy," lecture for Black History Month sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta fraternity and the African and African-American Studies Program, Towson University, MD (February 28, 2006)

2005

Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA - "Black Populism in the New South: The Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters of the Movement," national conference panel "Black and White Populism in the New South" (November 5, 2005)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia – "Abolicionismo en América: Hacia un Estudio Comparativo de Historia Mundial," Colonial Americas Studies Organization International Interdisciplinary Symposium (August 11, 2005)

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX - "Black Populism and Independent Black Politics," University Lecture, sponsored by the John B. Coleman Library (February 17, 2005)

Towson University, Towson, MD - "American History: Civil Rights, Jim Crow, Race Riots, and Lynching," Lunch presentation with Dr. Joanne M. Martin (President, The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, Inc.), sponsored by the Office of University Resources (February 9, 2005)


2004

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Little Rock, AK - "Black Populist leadership in the late 19th Century," national conference (October 22, 2004)

Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Pittsburgh, PA - "Black Populism in the New South," national convention (October 2, 2004)

Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY - "Two Decades of Independent Black Politics: A Contemporary Review," Colston Hall, sponsored by the New York Independence Party Politics and the People Series (July 31, 2004)

King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA - "Postmodern Populism and the Independent Voter," McCormick Campus Ministry Center, sponsored by the campus Green Party (March 26, 2004)

2003

Civil Rights 2003: Justice for All, Dallas, TX - "The History of Political Independents as Second-Class Citizens" (October 25, 2003)

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - Phi Beta Sigma and NAACP sponsored lecture on Choosing an Independent 2004 (October 18, 2003)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - "The Role of Independents in Public Policy-Making," Lecture sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee of the Executive Branch of Student Government (October 3, 2003)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - "We Don't Need a Political Party! We Need Political Power!" Independent Movement of Independent Thinkers (IM IT) (October 2, 2003)

Keene State College, Keene, NH -
"What It Means to Be an Independent,"
Political Science lecture (April 7, 2003)

2002

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - "Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of the Independent Political Movement in America," Stanford in Government Public Policy Forum (November 20, 2002)
The Daily Stanford

University of California, Berkeley, CA - "For the American People, Independent of the Special Interests," Harris Seminar Series, Institute of Government Studies (November 19, 2002)
Public Affairs Report

University of California, Los Angeles, CA - "Independent Politics," (November 14, 2002)
The Daily Bruin

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA - "The Role of Independents in the 2004 Presidential Election," (November 13, 2002)
The Fortnightly

University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX - "The History of Independent Political Movements and Current Developments," Graduate History Student Association (November 7, 2002)

Rice University, Houston, TX - "The Emergence of a New Independent Movement," Sponsored by the Black Student Association & NAACP student chapter (November 6, 2002))

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX - "The Legal Barriers to Political Independents in the United States," The Federalist Law Students Society (November 4, 2002)

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS - Lecture sponsored by the Government Student Association and the campus chapter of the NAACP (October 30, 2002)

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL - Political Science Department address (October 28, 2002)

Miles College, Birmingham, AL - Political Science lecture (October 28, 2002)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC - Council on Minority Student Affairs (October 24, 2002)

Duke University, Durham, NC - Graduate School of Journalism and Public Policy (October 23, 2002)

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA - Political Science and International Relations (October 22, 2002)

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA - Political Science Club (October 21, 2002)
The Sentinel

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - School of Journalism and Political Science Department (October 17, 2002)

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ - Institute of Urban Public Policy (October 15, 2002)

Princeton University, NJ - American Whig-Cliosophic Society and Ideas in Action and Student Discourse, Whig Hall Senate Chamber (October 10, 2002)
Daily Princetonian

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - Students for Social Justice (October 9, 2002)

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Department of African American Studies and Graduate Student Union (October 8, 2002)

American University, DC - Guest Lecture, Political Science Department class "Political Parties" (October 4, 2002)

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - "Where is the Independent Voice in U.S. Foreign Policy? For the American People, Independent of the Special Interests," College Independents and Campus Greens (October 2, 2002)
The Spectator and The Flipside

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI - Phi Sigma Alpha (October 1, 2002)
Central Michigan Life

Kent State University, Aurora, OH - "Key Political Reform Issues at the State and National Level," Center for Public Administration & Public Policy (September 27, 2002)

Wittenberg University, OH - Guest Lecture, Political Science Department Seminar "Political Parties & Interest Groups" (September 26, 2002)

Ohio University, Athens, OH- "For the American People, Independent of the Special Interests," Keynote Address, Black Graduate Council (September 25, 2002)
The Post (Associated Press)

Wright State University, OH - Guest Lecture, Political Science Department class, "Political Parties" (September 25, 2002)
The Guardian

Yale University, Yale Political Union - "The Two-Party System is Undemocratic," Keynote Address, New Haven, CT (September 17, 2002)
Yale Daily News

Wesleyan University, College of Social Sciences - "Those Who Make the Rules, Rule," Lunch Speakers Series, Middletown, CT (September 16, 2002)

Committee for a Unified Independent Party, Inc. - "Those Who Make the Rules, Rule," white paper, New York, NY (September 4, 2002)

New York University, World History Institute - "Creating a Framework for World History: 1750-1914," The American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY (August 22, 2002)

St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY - "The New Coalition in New York: Black, Latino, and White Independents," (April 26, 2002)

Columbia University, New York, NY - "Independent Politics and the African American Community in the 20th Century" (April 22, 2002)

Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY - "Generation Independent" (April 15, 2002)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA - "Independent Politics and Political Reform: How Young Voters are Transforming Political Culture in the U.S." (February 28th, 2002)

2001

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - "Black Populists in the 1890s: The Lecturers and Organizers of the Colored Farmers' Alliance and the People's Party" Conference on Innovative Perspectives in History (March 17, 2001)

2000

Fordham University, Bronx, NY - "The American Revolution in World History," Department of History, Lecture (October 11, 2000)

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY - "Africa in the Making of the Modern World," Department of History, Lecture (April 20, 2000)

1999

St. John's University, Queens, NY - "Slave Resistance and Revolts in North America" Department of History, Graduate Seminar  (February 9, 1999)

1998

Columbia University, New York, NY - "Preliminary research for writing a history of the Colored Farmers Alliance in the Populist movement: 1886-1896," Department of History  (May 11, 1998)



Consulting:

College Board, History Academic Advisory Committee, New York, NY (2009-2012)

Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Scholarly Residency Program, Institute of International Education, History Reviewer (2008-2010)

Educational Testing Service, SAT II World History Test Development Committee, Princeton, NJ (2008-2010)

University of Maryland University College, African American Studies, Content Expert/Author, Adelphi, MD (2008-2009)

Teaching American History in Authentic Baltimore - U.S. Department of Education, Partnership between Baltimore City Public School System, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History,  Baltimore City Heritage Area, and Towson University, MD (2008-2010)

Maryland Humanities Council, Speakers Bureau, Baltimore, MD (2008-2010)

The University of Wisconsin Press, Manuscript Reviewer, For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor (2009; to be published 2010)

Fulbright-Hays - U.S. Department of Education, Accra, Elmina, and Cape Coast, Ghana (2007)

Blackwell Publishing, Textbook Reviewer, Latin American History by Peter Bakewell (2007)

College Board, Educational Testing Service, Advanced Placement-World History, Reader, Princeton, NJ (2002-2007)

Child Literacy, Global Advisory Board, New York, NY (2005-2007)

Bedford St. Martin's Press, Textbook Reviewer, Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World's Peoples by Bonnie Smith, Marc Van de Mieroop, Richard Von Glahn, and Kris Lane (2005-2006; to be published 2012)

The Castillo Theatre, New York, NY (2005)

Pearson Education, Higher Education Group, World History document source book; African American History text book, Upper Saddle River, NJ (2004-2005)

WNJU Channel 47-Telemundo, NBC affiliate, New York, NY (2003-2005)

Center for Contemporary Black History, Columbia University, New York, NY (2003)

History Channel International, New York, NY (2001)



 
Membership:

American Historical Association

Association for the Study of African-American Life and History

Southern Historical Association

World History Association (Teaching Prize Committee)

 

 
Languages:

Fluent French and Spanish

Reading Portuguese

Basic Urdu


 

Documentaries, Television, Cable, Radio, and Podcasts

 

 

Television and Cable Appearances:

CNN, "Independents on the Healthcare Bill" Washington, DC (March 22, 2010)

CNN, "Can Independents Help Ease Partisanship?" Washington, DC (February 29, 2010)

CNN, "Broken Government?" Washington, DC (February 21, 2010)  transcript

CNN, "President Obama's Job Approval?" Washington, DC (February 14, 2010)

CNN, "Independents' Cup of Tea?" Towson, MD (February 6, 2010)

CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, "Who are America's Independents?" Baltimore, MD (January 31, 2010)

News Channel 9, "Black History Month: Should it Exist?" New York, NY (February 16, 2009)

News Channel 5: "Open Line: 2008 Presidential Election," Nashville, TN (November 12, 2008)

News Channel 5: "Inside Politics," Nashville, TN (October 17, 2008)

Al Jazeera English: International cable news, "Inside USA: Examining Obama's Policies" (September 12, 2008)  2:05 photo

Al Jazeera English, "Obama -- Change Candidate?" (June 4, 2008)

Al Jazeera English, "The Obama Phenomenon" (February 20, 2008)

WNJU Channel 47: "El Barrio: East Harlem" New York (February 24, 2005)

PVAMU-TV Channel 35: "Black Populism and Independent Black Politics," Prairie View, TX (Feb. 17, 2005)

Telemundo, WNJU Channel 47: "The Transformation of Manhattan's Meatpacking District," New York (Jan. 28, 2005)

Telemundo, WNJU Channel 47: "100th Anniversary of Times Square," New York (Nov. 16, 2004)

Telemundo, WNJU Channel 47: "Independent and Latino voters: National Republican Party coverage," New York (Sept. 1, 2004)

Telemundo, WNJU Channel 47: "A History of Roma Migrations," New York (Jul. 27, 2004)

Telemundo, WNJU Channel 47: "The New York City Draft Riots of 1863," New York (Nov. 11, 2003)

DCTV Channel 27: "Civil Rights 2003 Conference: Justice for All," Dallas, TX (Oct. 25, 2003)

C-SPAN 2: "Choosing an Independent President: CUIP national conference," New York (Jan. 19, 2003)

WYBE-TV Channel 35: "Philly Live: Your International Connection," Philadelphia, PA (Jan. 14, 2003)

KADL-TV Channel 10: "Beyond the Beltway," Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 15, 2002)

WQOW-TV Channel 18, ABC affiliate: Eau Claire, WI (Oct. 2, 2002)

WOUB-TV Channel 20: Athens, OH (Sept. 25, 2002)

Documentary Commentary:

"Transforming America: U.S. History Since 1877,"
PBS

"Battleground for a New Generation: A Documentary on Youth and Voting," Windline Film Productions  
5:42

Radio Shows and Podcasts:

WEAA FM 88.9  Maryland Public Radio, "Listen Up!" with Justin Jones Fosu, Baltimore, Maryland (May 28, 2010)

King Politics podcast with Dr. Marvin P. King, Jr., Oxford, Mississippi (January 7, 2009)

BlogTalkRadio with Nancy Hanks, New York, New York (January 6, 2009)

IndependentVoting.org with Jacqueline Salit, New York, New York (October 2009)

WLIB AM 1190 "Politics Plus" with Mark Riley, New York, New York  (September 25, 2008)

WAOK AM 1380 News and Talk, "The Right Side with Shelley Wynter," Atlanta, Georgia  (February 20, 2008)

Mediatracks national radio syndication, "Slavery in the Aftermath of the American Civil War" (September 30-October 6, 2007)

KMYX FM 92.5  La Campsesina Radio, "California Redistricting and the Independent Voter," Bakersfield, CA (Apr. 5, 2005)

WTPL FM 107.7  NPR affiliate - Arnie Arneson Show, Manchester, New Hampshire (Jan. 9, 2004)

SFLR FM 93.7  "Liberation Radio," San Francisco, California (Nov. 23, 2002)

KNON FM 89.3  Dallas, Texas (Nov. 4, 2002)

WBHK KISS FM 98.7  "Talkback," Birmingham, Alabama (Oct. 27, 2002)

WJLD AM 1400  Birmingham, Alabama (Oct. 25, 2002)

WZMB FM 91.3  Greenville, North Carolina (Oct. 24, 2002)

WAOK AM 1380  Rob Redding Show, Atlanta, Georgia (Oct. 22, 2002)

WRUF FM 103.7  Gainesville, Florida (Oct. 17, 2002)

WCMU FM 89.5 - NPR affiliate - Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Oct. 1, 2002)

WYSO FM 91.3  NPR affiliate - Yellow Springs, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2002)

WUSO FM 89.1  The Berg, Springfield, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2002)

WRNB FM 96.9  Dayton, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2002)

WQUN AM 1220  Hamden, Connecticut (Sept. 16, 2002)

WYBC AM 1340  "The Electric Drum," New Haven, Connecticut (Sept. 14, 2002)

 

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