Edward Ramsamy

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Department of Africana Studies 99 Avenue E, Room 112 Beck Hall Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA Phone (732) 445-0872 Fax (732) 445-0076 E-Mail: ramsamy@rci.rutgers.edu

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CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION 2002 1990 Ph.D., Urban Planning and Policy Development. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA M.C.R.P. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA B.A. Hons. (Geography). University of Durban-Westville, South Africa B.A. (Geography and Psychology). University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

1987 1986

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 2001 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Member of the Graduate Faculties of Geography and Urban Planning & Policy Development, Rutgers University Instructor, Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Political Science & Rutgers College Honors Program, Rutgers University Course Coordinator and Instructor, Rutgers College, Educational Opportunity Fund Program Part-Time Lecturer, Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund Program Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Geography, Rutgers University Part-Time Lecturer, Livingston College Educational Opportunity FundProgram Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University

1997 – 2001 1992 – 1997 Spring 1996

1992 – 1996

Summer 1993

Fall 1992 Summer 1992 Spring 1992

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Summer 1991 1989 – 1991 1988 1987

Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund Program Research Assistant, Urban Planning Department, Rutgers University Research Officer, University Of Durban-Westville, South Africa Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS 2001 - Present Trustee and General Secretary, Global Literacy Project A New Jersey based non-profit organization committed to fostering literacy in the developing world. The organization collects, sorts, and ships books and other educational materials to rural communities in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Resident Counselor, Rutgers College Responsible for the management of Mettler Residence Hall which houses about 300 residents, and supervision of an undergraduate staff of 4 preceptors; advising residence hall government; development of hall programming. I was the coordinator for the1992-93 pilot project called "Community Understanding at Mettler." Resident Counselor, Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund Program Responsible for the management of the residence hall that houses the incoming EOF class of Rutgers College for the summer. Duties included managing a staff of four preceptors and six peer counselors, in addition to the Residence Counselor duties described above. Planning Intern, Hudson County Planning Board Worked on housing and land use sections of the Master Plan for the county; interviewed representatives from different municipalities to ascertain developmental needs.

1990 – 1993

Summer 1993

Summer 1989

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS Presidential Faculty Academic Service Increments,1999-2006 Faculty Fellow, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005. Faculty Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture (CCACC), Rutgers University, Fall 2003-Spring 2004. Fellow, 21st Century Trust, Magdalen College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, October 1995. Fellow, 21st Century Trust, St. Johns College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 1994.
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Recipient, Teaching Excellence Center Grant, to develop course titled “Critical Perspective on Cultural Relations, Fall 1993 and Spring 1994. Graduate Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture (CCACC), Rutgers University, Fall 1992 to Spring 1993. Social Science Research Council Fellowship, Fall 1992. International Institute of Education Scholarship, Fall 1988 to Spring 1990. Graduate/teaching assistantship, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, January 1987 to December 1987. Borough of Stanger Scholarship, South Africa, January 1984 to December 1987. Muthukrishna Family Trust Scholarship, South Africa, January 1984 to December 1987.

PUBLICATIONS Books The World Bank and Urban Development: From Projects to Policy, London: Routledge, 2006. Edited Books The Black Experience in America (with Gayle T. Tate), Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 2006. Manuscripts in Preparation Geography, Identity, and Nation Building: The South African Experience (self-authored, book-length manuscript)

Identity and South Asian Urbanization: A Comparative Study of the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa (co-authored project)
Science, Culture, and the Politics of Knowledge: Contexts and Conversations (edited volume – under review at several publishers) Journal Articles under Review “From Squatter Upgrading to Neo-Liberalism: The Rise and Fall of Urban Poverty Lending at the World Bank,” (Submitted to the Journal of the American Planning Association) “Transitions in the World Bank’s Conceptions of Development,” (Submitted to Oxford Development Studies) “National Liberation, Identity, and Ethno-Nationalism in KwaZulu-Natal,” (Submitted to Social and Cultural Geography)

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Refereed Journal Articles “Between Non-Racialism and Multiculturalism: Indian Identity and Nation Building in South Africa,” Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geographie (Special Edition on South Africa), Spring 2007.

“'Still Not Free': A Critical Analysis of South Africa's First Decade of Democracy,” Western
Journal of Black Studies, Spring 2007. “Speaking Truth to Power: Transformation, Reconciliation, and the Relevance of Christianity in South Africa,” Lincoln Journal of Social and Political Thought, Fall 2006. “The World Bank’s Urban Programs in Zimbabwe: A Critical Appraisal,” Review of African Political Economy, October 2006, pp. 165-174. “Post Settlement South Africa and the National Question: The Case of the Indian Minority,” Critical Sociology (Special Edition on South Africa), Volume 22 (3), 1996, pp. 57-77. "On Paradigm Changes in Development Theory: Implications for South African Development Strategy," Development Southern Africa, 13(4), 1996, pp. 432-555. “Socio-Economic Transition and Housing: Lessons from Zimbabwe,” Development Southern Africa, 12(5), 1995, pp. 685-699. "Space, Inequality and Social Justice," Journal of the University of Durban-Westville, 4, 1987, pp. 59-76.

Book Chapters “Identity Politics and Indian Resistance in South Africa,” in Helen Asquine Fazio, Atreyee Phukan, V.G. Julie Rajan, and Shreerekha Subramanian, (eds.), Home and the World: South Asia in Transition, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, (2006). “Preface,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. xiii-xv. “Conceptualizing Race, Empire, Modernity and Representation: An Introduction,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 2-7. “Traditions of Resistance and Phases of the Civil Rights Movement: A Conceptual Overview,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 258-265. “Identity, Globalization, and Contemporary Struggles: an Introduction,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 346-351. “Regional Economic Cooperation in Africa,” in Camilla Toulmin and Ben Wisner, (eds.), Toward a New Map of Africa, London: Earthscan Publications (2005), pp.281-298.
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“Negotiating Identity in Post-Settlement South Africa: Ethnicity, Class, and Race in a Regional Frame,” in George Clement Bond and Nigel C. Gibson (eds.), Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories: Contemporary Africa in Focus, Boulder: Westview Press (2002), pp. 195-212. “South Africa and SADC(C): A Critical Evaluation of Future Development Scenarios", in Anthony Lemon (ed), The Geography of Change in South Africa, New York: John Wiley and Sons (1995), pp. 197-214.

Interviews In Books “The Place of Africa in History and Scholarship: A Conversation with Ivan Van Sertima,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 8-15. “Scientific Racism and the Culture Wars: A Talk with James Reed,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 55-62. “Tensions in U.S. Cities: The Perspectives of Susan Fainstein,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 354359. “Some Thoughts on Black Empowerment: An Interview with Haki Madhubuti,” in Edward Ramsamy and Gayle T. Tate (eds.), The Black Experience in America, Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006. pp. 425-431.

Encyclopedia Entries And Reviews “The Civil Rights Movement and the City,” in Encyclopedia of the City, Rogers Caves (ed.), London: Routledge, (2005). "The Political Economy of Rural Poverty," Book Review, Journal of the American Planning Association, Autumn 1991.

Journal Articles and Interviews, Nonrefereed “Pragmatic Revolution: South Africa’s Quest for a Democratic Order,” 21st Century Trust News and Journal, March 1996. “Paul Robeson Jr. and the Life and Legacy of His Famous Father” (Interview), Common Purposes 5(1), 1994, pp. 1/4/6/12/15. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 5(1), 1994, p.2. Introduction to “Are Some More Equal than Others? Lani Guinier on Representative Democracy,” Common Purposes 5(1), 1994, pp. 10/11/13/14/18.

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“Culture, Progressive Politics and Global Change: The Ideas of Stuart Hall” (Interview), Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, pp. 1/4/16. “Democracy and Civic Education for the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with Benjamin Barber” (Interview), Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, pp. 12/13/14/15/21. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, p. 2. Introduction to “Molefi Asante: On Afrocentricity and African Agency,” Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, pp. 3/6/9. Introduction to “Andrew Hacker Speaks on Race Relations in Contemporary America,” Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, pp. 5/8. “The Struggle for Lesbian and Gay Rights in South Africa,” Common Purposes 4(1), 1994, p. 7. “Jamaican Ambassador Visits Rutgers” (Interview with Richard Bernal), Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, pp. 1/4/18. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, p. 2. Introduction to “The Roots of Crisis in Africa,” Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, pp. 5/6/16/19. “James D. Anderson, New Chairperson of the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, Shares His Ideas” (Interview), Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, pp. 3/18. Introduction to “The ‘Columbus Day’ Controversy,” Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, pp. 9/14/15. Introduction to “New York City Mayor David Dinkins Delivers Keynote Address at Psychology Conference,” Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, pp. 10/11. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 3(2), 1993, p. 2. “Columbus Day: A Celebration of Myth or History?” Common Purposes 3(1), 1992, pp. 10/19. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 3(1), 1992, p. 2. “Area Studies, the Middle East, and Global Education” (Interview with Hooshang Amirahmadi), Common Purposes 3(1), 1992, pp. 1/4/8/16/17/18. “Diverse Community Affairs and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Concerns” (Interview with Cheryl Clarke), Common Purposes 3(1), 1992, pp. 5/6. “The Fire in Los Angeles” (Interview with Ernest Dunn), Common Purposes 2(2), 1992, pp. 1/16. “Societal Transformation – Implications for Rutgers: A Conversation with President Francis L. Lawrence,” Common Purposes 2(2), 1992, pp. 3/4/12. Introduction to “ ‘Let Not the Dream be Deferred’: Yolanda King, Diversity Week Keynote Speaker,” Common Purposes 2(2), 1992, pp. 10/11/14. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 2(2), 1992, p. 2.
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“Toward an Understanding of Multiculturalism,” Common Purposes 2(1), 1992, pp. 1/6. “Historical Reflections on the Struggle of Marginalized Populations at Rutgers,” (Interview with Richard McCormick), Common Purposes 2(1), 1992, pp. 3-4. “The Role of the Africana Studies Department,” (Interview with Gerald Davis), Common Purposes 2(1), 1992, pp. 7-8. “Editorial,” Common Purposes 2(1), 1992, p. 2.

Newspaper/Newsletter Articles “Tribute to Thelma Tate,” Center for African Studies, Newsletter, Volume 4, pp. 4-5, 2005. “On Irish and African-Americans,” Tidings, Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 2002. “Tribute to a Leader, Educator: Samuel Dewitt Proctor,” The Daily Targum, October 1998. “South Africa: Attempts at Constructing a New Society,” The Black Voice, February 1992. “South Africa: The Dilemmas of Change,” The Black Voice, November 1991.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA “Neo-Liberalism and the Urban Agenda of the World Bank,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March 10, 2006. “Transitions in the World Bank’s Conceptions of Development,” Paper presented at the Humprey Fellows Seminar, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, March 2, 2006. “ ‘Don’t Call Me Indian’: Identity Politics and Resistance in South Africa,” Paper presented at the Home and the World: South Asia in Transition Conference, Rutgers University Conference on South Asia, New Brunswick, NJ, March 26, 2005. “Moving the Center: Africana Studies and the Politics of Knowledge,” Inaugural Disciplinary Lecture, Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March 23, 2005. Commentator, “The Problem of the Occupational Color Line: Race and Industrial Development in the San Francisco Bay Area during World War II,” by Donna Murch, paper presented at the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, December 9, 2004. “Between Non-Racialism and Multiculturalism: Identity Politics in the New South Africa,” Paper presented at the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, November 18, 2004. “Racial Politics in the ‘New’ South Africa,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, New Orleans, November 11-14, 2004.

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“Identity and Nation Building in South Africa,” Paper presented at the Annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 22-23, 2004. “Between Non-Racialism and Multiculturalism: Indian Identity and Nation Building in South Africa.” Paper presented at a special session titled “South Africa: a decade of post-apartheid policy” for the International Geographic Union Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, August 19, 2004. “The World Bank and International Development Aid: A Critical Reflection,” Paper presented at the Humprey Fellows Seminar, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, March 25, 2004. Chair of panel, “Africa: Population Movement and the State,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, March 15, 2004. “Citizenship, Neo-Liberalism, and the Politics of Nation Building in Zimbabwe and South Africa.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, March 15, 2004. Commentator, “Citizenship and Cultural Difference: A Symposium,” The Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, February 13, 2004. Participant, “Globalization: Rhetoric, Reality, and International Politics,” 21st Century Trust Fellows Conference, United States Congress, Washington, DC, October 31- November 1, 2003. Commentator, “The Boundaries of Citizenship, Recognition and Redistribution in the U.S., Germany and Israel,” Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, October 16, 2003. “The Urban Agenda of the World Bank,” Paper presented at the Humprey Fellows Seminar, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, March 9, 2003. Invited paper, “Trends and Transitions in the World Bank’s Urban Development Agenda,” Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York, April 10, 2002. “The World Bank and Social Lending,” Paper presented at the Humprey Fellows Seminar, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, February 14, 2002. “Geography, Identity and the Politics of Nation Building in South Africa,” Paper presented at the Center for African Studies Seminar Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, March 14, 2002. “Speaking Truth to Power: Transformation, Reconciliation, and the Relevance of Christianity in South Africa,” Paper presented at the Forum Hour, Trinity Church, Princeton, November 18, 2001. Invited paper, “Housing and Development in Post-Settlement South Africa,”Association of International Educators Conference, Chicago, April 2, 2001. Panel organizer, “The Geography of Transition,” Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, February 27-March 3, 2001. “Transformation and the Geography of Nation Building: The Case of South Africa,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, February 27-March 3, 2001.
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Participant, “The Global Compact: Where do the Limits of Corporate Responsibility Lie?” 21st Century Trust Fellowship Conference, United Nations Headquarters, New York, November 17-19, 2000. “Elusive Reconciliation: The Process of Nation Building in South Africa,” Paper presented at The Image of the 20th Century and the End of the Millenium Conference, University of Southern Colorado, Colorado Springs, March 9-12, 2000. Delegate, World Bank Conference, Capital Markets Development at the Subnational Level: Challenges at the National and Local Levels in the 21st Century, New York City, February 15-17, 2000. Panelist, “Affirmative Action: The South African Experience,” NYU Law School, February 11, 2000. “Nation Building and Regionalism in South Africa,” Paper presented at Issues in Contemporary African Studies Conference, Columbia University, June 5, 1998. Invited paper, “Ethnicity, Class, and Race in Post-Settlement South Africa,” Institute for African Studies, Columbia University, April 22, 1998. Invited paper, “Post-Colonialism, Global Economic Restructuring and the Future of South Africa,” Department of Geography, Clarion University, March 18, 1998. “Black Nationalism and the National Liberation Struggle in South Africa,” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), Los Angeles, CA, October 2-6, 1997. "Group Identity and the National Question in South Africa: The Case of the Indian Minority," Paper presented at the Canadian Association of African Studies Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May 1-5, 1996. “The Importance of Civil Society.” 21st Century Trust Fellowship Conference, Rutgers University, April 25-28, 1996. (Participant) 3 Invited papers for the Religion and Socio-Political Transformation Series, Kean University, January 30, February 6, March 5, 1996. "Race, Identity and the National Question in Post-Settlement South Africa," Africana Studies Seminar Series, Rutgers University, February 24, 1996. "Identity Politics in America: Transcending the Essential," Paper presented at Race Relations in the United States Symposium, Department of History, Rutgers University, April 24, 1995. “Between Rhetoric and Reality: Democracy in South Africa,” Paper presented at Rutgers University forum, Global Democracy, April 5, 1995. "Young Lions or Lost Generation? Marginalized Youth, Violence and the Reconstruction of South Africa," Paper presented at the National Association of African-American Studies Conference, Petersburg, Virginia State University, February 14-18, 1995. Invited paper, "Ethnicity and the Struggle for Non-Racialism in South Africa," Southern Africa Seminar Series, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, November 24, 1994. "Post-Settlement South Africa and Minority Group Politics: The Case of the 'Indian'," Paper presented at
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the Joint Meeting of the American and Canadian African Studies Associations, Toronto, Canada, November 3-6, 1994. "From Subject to Citizen: The Relevance of Ngugi Wa Thiongo's Work for Promoting a Democratic Culture in Africa," Paper presented at an international conference, Ngugi wa Thiong'o: Texts and Contexts, at Pennsylvania State University at Reading, PA, April 1994. "Sociopolitical and Economic Transformation in South Africa: Implications for the Region," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Boston, December 4-7, 1993. "Socio-Economic and Political Transformation in South Africa: Problems and Prospects," Paper presented at the Africa in Contemporary International Order/Disorder: Crisis and Possibilities Conference, Springfield College, MA, December 3, 1993. Invited participant, Fifth Annual Summer Institute - NJ Multicultural Studies Project, June 1993, Monmouth College, New Jersey. "Introduction to American Cultures: A Course for the 21st Century," Paper presented (with Eve Sachs) at the Freshman Year Experience Conference: Focus on Diversity, University of South Carolina, May 2729, 1993. “The World Bank and Third World Development: Shifts in Conceptions of Development." Paper presented at Hubert H. Humphrey Symposium (International Aid in Development), Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, April 29, 1993. "Regional Implications of the Demise of Apartheid," Paper presented at History Department Seminar on Problems and Prospects of Transition in South Africa, April 23, 1993. "Post-Colonialism, Socialist Transformation and World Bank Policy: A Critical Analysis of the Jamaican and Zimbabwean Experiences,” Paper presented at the Fellows' Colloquia, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, February 17, 1993. "South Africa and SADCC: A Critical Evaluation of Future Development Scenarios," Paper presented at the Second Southern African Geographers' Symposium, the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, December 12, 1992. "Planning and Socioeconomic Transition: The Zimbabwean and South African Cases," Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, Columbus, Ohio, October 30 - November 1, 1992.

ACADEMIC SERVICES/DUTIES Co-Chair Sub-Committee of the Africana Studies Department and the Graduate School of Education to institute a joint 5 year B.A./ M.Ed degree, 2000-Present. Africana Studies Faculty Search Committee, 2000-Present Africana Studies Curriculum Committee (Coordinator for introductory survey courses), 2000-Present Center for African Studies, 2000-Present
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Member Member

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Africana Studies Scholars Project, 1996-Present Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), Social and Cultural Geography South Asian Studies Program

Faculty Member

Faculty Representative New Brunswick Faculty Council Member Editor Committee to Advance our Common Purposes Common Purposes, The Journal of the Committee to Advance our Common Purposes

COURSES TAUGHT a) Department of Africana Studies Senior Seminar in Africana Studies (01:014:490) Contemporary Issues in Southern Africa (01:014:330) Power and Politics in Africa (01:014:212) Sociology of Black Economic Development (01:014:208) Introduction to Research Methodology in Africana Studies (01:104:233) Black Experience in America (01:014:203) Introduction to American Cultures (01:014:140) Introduction to Africana Studies (01:014:103) b) Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy The Development and Theory of Urban Planning (Graduate Course) (970.501) c) Department of Political Science Imperialism and the Third World (01:790:317) Sub-Saharan African Politics (01:790:314) d) Department of Geography Geographical Background to World Affairs (01:450:262) e) Rutgers College Honors Program Critical Perspective on Cultural Relations in the United States (12:090:283) f) Educational Opportunity Fund Program Modern Social Thought (01:556:141) The Foundations of Oppression: Introduction to Development Studies (014:208) Introduction to American Cultures (01:014:140)
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THESES SUPERVISED/EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED Doctoral Theses The Role of Tourism in Natural Resource Management in the Okavango Delta, External Examiner for Phillipa Harrison, (Ph.D. Thesis, Geography, University of KwaZulu-Natal), 2006 Teacher Migration Between South Africa and the United Kingdom, External Examiner for Sadhana Manik, (Ph.D. Thesis, Geography, University of KwaZulu-Natal), 2005 Masters Examiner For Gennadi Poberezny, MA, Department of Geography, Rutgers University), December 18, 2005. Undergraduate Honors Theses Black Identification among Rutgers University Students, Melissa Hare (Mabel-Smith Honors Thesis, Douglass College, co-supervised with Suzan Armstrong-West), 2005. Affirmative Action and Educational Inequality in Plainfield, New Jersey, Leonora Augusta (Africana Studies Scholars Project), 2004 Du Bois and African Nationalism, Malikah Fulton (Henry Rutgers Thesis – Rutgers College), 2004 Coloured Identity in South Africa, Nancy Matlack (Henry Rutgers Thesis – Rutgers College), 2004 Women and the Civil Rights Movement, Ndidi Amutah (Paul Robeson Scholars Program – Livingston College), 2002 The Success of Motown, Adia Phillips (McNair Scholars Program), 2001 A Critical Evaluation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, Juan Guzman (Africana Studies Honors Program), 1999 Women and the Abolitionist Movement, Tom Edge (Junior Honors Project – Rutgers College), 1998 Ethnic Politics in Jersey City, S. Mitra Kalita (Henry Rutgers Thesis – Rutgers College), author of current bestseller Suburban Sahibs, based on thesis, 1998 The Crisis of the Nation State in Africa, David Mikhail (Henry Rutgers Thesis – Rutgers College, cosupervisor with Professor Barbara Lewis), 1998 Asian-Black Relations in South Africa and the United States, A. Desai (Africana Studies Scholars Project), 1998 Hot Chocolate City: Go-Go Music in Washington D.C, Christopher Johnson (Henry Rutgers Thesis – Rutgers College), 1997 Africana Studies and Marxism, Daryl Scipio, (Africana Studies Scholars Project), 1996
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INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES Keynote Address, “Nation Building & Identity in the ‘New’ South Africa,” at the 5th Anniversary of the South Africa Initiative, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, June 15, 2006. “The Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks,” Talk given at forum to honor the legacy of Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, sponsored by The Black Student Union and the NAACP, November 21, 2005. “The Democratic Transition and the Struggle for Human Rights in South Africa,” Global Village, Douglass College, November 14, 2005. Keynote address, “Cultural Diversity and Citizenship,” at the 12th Annual Recognizing and Celebrating Ethnicities Meeting, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Rutgers University, April 18, 2005. “Teaching Diversity,” Lecture at Institute for Research on Women Workshop, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 12, 2005. “Racial Politics and the 2004 Election,” Talk given at an NAACP Forum, Silence is No Longer Golden, October 6, 2004. “Representing Africa: the Politics of Distortion,” Talk given at a Sigma Lambda Beta Forum, Rutgers University, April 7, 2004. “Malcolm X and the Black Power Movement,” Talk given at forum on Black History Month, Cook College, February 20, 2004. “On the History and Relevance of Black History Month,” Talk given at forum on Black History Month, Livingston College, February 11, 2004. Faculty Research Presentation. Talk given at Open House, Center for African Studies, Rutgers University, November 7, 2003. “The Conflict of Cultures,” Talk given to the Hindu Students Council, Rutgers University, February 22, 2000. Keynote Address, “In Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Samuel Dewitt Proctor,” Dedication ceremony for the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Academy Charter School, West Trenton, May 17, 1998. Keynote Address, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Looking to a Brighter Future,” Fourth Annual James Dickson Carr Society Senior Awards Banquet, April 14, 1996, Rutgers University. "Negotiating Cultural Differences in the United States,” Invited Lecture, B'nai B'rith, East Brunswick, NJ, April 10, 1996. Invited speaker for “Politics and Possibilities I,” a program sponsored by the Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund, April 1, 1996. Between Rhetoric and Reality: Democracy in South Africa.” Talk given for Diversity Week Program, “Global Democracy: Pathways and Hurdles (A Panel Discussion)” April 5, 1995.
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“United States - African Relations.” Talk given at Mount Olive High School, New Jersey, March 23, 1995. Invited Speaker for “Politics and Poverty IV (February 1995).” a program sponsored by the Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund, February 27, 1995. Panelist and program organizer, “South Africa Tomorrow: A Debate Between the African National Congress and the South African Government,” Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Dean of Livingston College, and the Association for International Relations, Rutgers University, December 3, 1994. Keynote Address, "From Subject to Citizen: The Quest for a Second Liberation in Africa," Annual Gala of TWESE, the Organization of Africans and Friends of Africa, Rutgers University, November 11, 1993. Moderator, “Teach-in: Police, Violence, and Justice in the Urban Community,” Program organized by the Committee to Advance our Common Purposes and the Office of Diverse Affairs and Lesbian/Gay Concerns, April 28, 1993. “Making the World New: Colonial Encounters and the Myth of Discovery,” Talk given as part of a panel discussion for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, Paul Robeson Cultural Section, and the Rutgers Office of Residence Life, October 12, 1992.

PROGRAMS ORGANIZED Member of organizing committee, “2006 Annual Trio Day Celebrations/35th Anniversary of Africana Studies,” February 25, 2006. “Teaching as a Profession for Africana Studies Majors,” Information on the Joint B.A./ M.Ed Teacher Certification Program, Paul Robeson Cultural Center, September 29, 2005. “Race and Caste: Are they different? Are they the same?” Featuring Dr. Henry Thiagaraj, Dalit Liberation Education Trust, November 18, 2002. (With Walton Johnson) “Black-Jewish Relations: featuring Melanie Kay Kantrowitz,” Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes and the Office of Diversity Affairs, April 30, 1998. “India and the Struggle for Democracy in South Africa,” Program organized for the Africana Studies Department, April 8, 1997. “Global Democracy: Pathways and Hurdles: A Panel Discussion.” Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes. April 4, 1995. “Brain Matters: Debating Biology, Culture and IQ: A Panel Discussion,” Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, April 4, 1995. “Race and Intelligence,” featuring Dr. Edmund W. Gordon. Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, April 3, 1995. “The South African Elections: Prospects for a Democratic Order. A Panel Discussion,” Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, April 27, 1994.
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“The Roots of Crisis in Contemporary Africa: A Panel Discussion,” Program organized for the Rutgers College Office of Residence Life and the Paul Robeson Special Interest Section, October 8, 1992. “Diversity Week: Many Voices, One Song,” Program organized for the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, April 6-10, 1992. “The Media and Racism at Rutgers: A Panel Discussion,” Program organized for the Office of Residence Life, Rutgers College, April 2, 1992. Member of conference organizing committee, The United States and the Middle East: The Persian Gulf War and Beyond Conference, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Rutgers University, April 20-21, 1991. “The New World Order,” A panel discussion organized for the Office of Residence Life, Rutgers College, February 18, 1991. “War in the Middle East: A Panel Discussion” Program organized for the Office of Residence Life, Rutgers College, January 31, 1991.

MEDIA APPEARANCES & CITATIONS Feature interview, “Eurocentrism and Education,” for the Addicted to Race Podcast, August 28, 2006. ‘Program Adds to Africana,” Article on the launching of the joint B.A./ M.Ed program between Africana Studies and the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers (I co-chaired the committee to launch this program), The Daily Targum, February 16, 2006, p.3. “Annual Event Offers Racial Insight, Dance,” Citation of my address at the 12th Annual Recognizing and Celebrating Ethnicities Meeting, The Daily Targum, April 21, 2005, p.5. “South Asian Studies Holds Conference,” Citation of my talk at the Home and the World: South Asia in Transition Conference, The Daily Targum, March 28, 2005, p.1. “RU-NAACP Holds Voter Forum,” Citation of my Talk at an NAACP Voter Forum “Silence Is No Longer Golden,” The Daily Targum, p.1. “Death of South African Apartheid, Remembered,” Featured in article, Home News Tribune, April 25, 2004. “Prof Lectures on History of African Colonialism,” Featured in article, The Daily Targum, April 9, 2004. Featured in Rutgers Magazine article, “Color Blind,” Summer 1997. Featured in The Home News and Tribune article, “Many Sharing in the Black Experience,” on my Black Experience in America course, September 29, 1996. Featured in Asbury Park Sunday Press article, “How Can You Teach Us About Us?” on my Black Experience in America course, September 29, 1996. Featured in The Star Ledger article, “Rutgers Experts Say S. Africa Needs Time to Catch Up to the Rest of the World,” April 28, 1994.
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Interview for New Jersey Network Evening News on the first democratic South African election, April 30, 1994. Interview, “The South African Elections.” I was the featured guest on New Jersey Network's (WNJN) weekly television talk show, "New Jersey Live With Mary Cummings,” April 28, 1994. Cornell University Library Catalog entry for my soundrecording, “Building the new South Africa: Economic Development Strategies,” 1993.

COMMUNITY SERVICES/DUTIES Member Grants Evaluator Anti-Racism Task Force, Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, 2001-Present Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, June 2006.

COMMUNITY SERVICE RECOGNITION

Selection letter, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2003.
Certificate of Appreciation presented by Kenyan Ambassador to the United States on Behalf of the People of Kenya for work with the Global Literacy Project and promoting international understanding, April 2004. Certificate of Appreciation, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), October 6, 2004. State of New Jersey Commendation for the Global Literacy Project, Inc., March 2002. Certificate of Recognition, B’nai B’rith of East Brunswick, NJ, USA, April 14, 1996.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (MEMBERSHIP) Association of American Geographers American Planning Association African Studies Association Association for the Study of African-American Life and History

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