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Justin Williams

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Justin C. Williams

Assistant Professor of History

School/Division
Office
25 Broadway 7th Floor
Phone Number: 
(212) 925-6625
Fax: 
(212) 925-0963
Email: 
jwilliams2@ccny.cuny.edu
Personal Website: 
https://jwilliamsccny.wordpress.com/
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Profile
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Justin Williams is an assistant professor of history at the City College of New York that specializes in the politics of modern Africa and its diaspora. He is author of the book Pan-Africanism in Ghana: African Socialism, Neoliberalism, and Globalization​, part of Toyin Falola’s Africa in The World Series on the Carolina Academic Press (2016). Williams has also published articles in African Studies, Journal of Pan African Studies, and the upcoming anthology 50 Events That Shaped African American History.
 
Books



Pan-Africanism Ghana: African Socialism, Neoliberalism and Globalization (Carolina Academic Press, 2015). 

Reviewed by Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel, Addis Ababa University, in African Studies Quarterly, Volume 16, Issue 3/4, 2016

Articles

“The Atlanta Compromise Speech,” forthcoming in 50 Events That Shaped African American History (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Greenwood, July 2019)

The “Rawlings Revolution” and rediscovery of the African Diaspora in Ghana (1983-2015),” African Studies, Vol.74 (3) – December 2015

New Africa in the World Coming to Harlem: A retrospective comparison of Jerry Rawlings & Thomas Sankara,” Journal of Pan African Studies, Vol.7 (7)- December 2014

 

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Education
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PhD in History, Stony Brook University
MA in History, Stony Brook University
BA in History, Columbia College (Mo.)

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Courses Taught
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Undergraduate Courses

Africa Since Independence, Social Science Core II, Social Cultural Geography, Africa and the Modern World, Doing Social Research, Black Political Thought, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies, Decolonization in Africa and The Caribbean, South Africa in Transition, African American History II, Global History of Nigeria

Graduate Courses

Graduate Research Methodology, Comparative Slavery in the Americas, Race and Nation in the Americas, Dictatorship in the Americas 

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Research Interests
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Modern Africa (Regional Focus: Political History of West Africa), Modern United States (Emphasis on African American Political and Social Thought), African Diaspora Studies

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