African-American Studies
Georgia State University

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PROFESSOR AKINYELE K. UMOJA

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Supervising professor: Robin D.G. Kelley. Dissertation Topic: "Eye for an Eye: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement."

M.A., Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (August 1990).

B.A., Afro-American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (June, 1986).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer, Department of History, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA (1995-1996).
Areas of Instruction: World History, History of the African Diaspora, U.S. History, African-American History.

Instructor (part-time), Department of History, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA (1991-1995).
Areas of Instruction: World History, United States History, African-American History.

Instructor (Adjunct), Department of History, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA (1992, 1993).
Area of Instruction: African-American History.

Instructor, Upward Bound, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta, GA (1986-1991).
Areas of Instruction: African-American History.

Teacher, Social Studies, Secondary, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA (1987-1989).
Areas of Instruction: World History, U.S. History, Black Studies, Political Behavior, Economics.

AWARDS
National Golden Key Honor Society, Honorary Member, 1995.

Who's Who in America's Teachers, 1994.

NEH Fellowship For Faculty at Historically Black Colleges, Patricia Harris Fellowship, 1990-1993.

Dean's List, Georgia State University, 1985-1987.

Dean's List, California State University, Los Angeles, 1977-1978

Dean's List, Compton College, 1971-1973.

PRESENTATIONS
"Black Nationalist Identity in U.S." "Negro Problem." African-American Studies Graduate Student Conference, Princeton University, March, 1995.

"Scholarship on the Black Panther Party" (chair and commentator), National Convention of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Atlanta, GA, October, 1994.

"South Africa and the American South: Comparative Freedom Struggles" (chair), National Convention of the Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, April, 1994.

"American Dream or American Nightmare." Third Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers, Havana, Cuba, June, 1991.

"The Impact of Malcolm X on the Civil Rights Movement in the Southern United States." Borough of Manhattan Community College, November, 1990.

"From Malcolm X to Omowale Malik Shabazz: The Transformation and its Impact on the Struggle of People of African Descent in the U.S.A." Center of American Studies, Havana, Cuba, May, 1990.

"The Importance of African-American History in Public School Instruction." Southern Association of Black Educators, McDonough, GA, May, 1991.

"Kwanzaa, its Symbol and Significance for Families of African Descent in the U.S.A." Black Family Conference, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, October, 1988.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
"Native Sons: Culture, Society and the Black Urban Poor in Chicago and Birmingham 1914-1990." Research Assistant, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty, directed by Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley. Fall 1990-Spring 1991.

"An Economic History of Black Atlanta." Research Assistant, sponsored by the Journal of Negro History, directed by Dr. Alton Hornsby. Fall, 1989.

"A Brief History of Black Atlanta: From Slavery Until the 1906 Riot." Research Fellow, sponsored by the Atlanta Historical Society.Spring, Summer 1989.

Professor Akinyele Umoja
Department of African American Studies
Georgia State University
One Park Place South, Suite 549
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 651-2157

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