Featured Faculty Scholarship

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People at the Gates, Fort Willshire and Cultural Transformation in the Eastern Cape, South Africa by Flordeliz T. Bugarin 

Embracing Many Voices as Keepers of the Past by Flordeliz T. Bugarin  

African Philosophy: A Key to African Innovation and Development by Flordeliz T. Bugarin

Morphology, Provenance, and Decomposition of a 19th Century Hybrid Dugout and Sod House in Nicodemus, Kansas by Flordeliz Bugarin 

Health and Human Security in the Mano River Union: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire. Lexington Books, 2020 by Mohamed Saliou Camara,

Political History of Guinea since World War Two. Peter Lang, 2014 by Mohamed Saliou Camara,

Is There a Distinctively African Way of Knowing: Knowing and Theory of Knowledge in the African Experience; a Study of African Blacksmiths, Hunters, Healers, Griots, Elders, and Artists. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2014. Mohamed Saliou Camara,

Historical Dictionary of Guinea (5th Edition, Revised and Expanded). Scarecrow Press, 2013 by Mohamed Saliou Camara, with Thomas O’Toole and Janice E. Baker,

The Development of a Trans-national Region in West Africa: Transcending the Politics of Sovereign Nation States. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010 by Mohamed Saliou Camara,

Le Pouvoir politique en Guinée sous Sékou Touré. L’Harmattan, 2007 by Mohamed Saliou Camara,

His Master’s Voice: Mass Communication and Single-party Politics in Guinea under Sékou Touré. African World Press, 2005 by Mohamed Saliou Camara,

“African Communication Paradigms between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Preserving and Enhancing Africanity in the Digital Age,” in Digital Communication at Crossroads in Africa: A Decolonial Approach. Edited by Kehbuma Langmina and Lucy Lando. Palgrave Pivot by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2020).

“La milice populaire entre sécurité nationale et répression politique en Guinée”, in Mémoire Collective: Une histoire plurielle des violences politiques en Guinée. Paris: RFI et Fédération internationale des droits de l’Homme (FIDH), 2018. by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2018).

“Trade Unionism and Politics in Guinea since Independence,” in Trade Unions in West Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Craig Phelan, Pierre Lang, by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2011).

“Political Crisis and ECOWAS-Mediated Transition in Guinea,” in Stichproben – Vienna Journal of African Studies Nr. 30/2016 16. Jg. by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2016)

“New Media and Ethno-Politics in the Guinean Diaspora,” in Africa Media & Democracy Journal, Vol. 1 Issue 1 30 November, by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2012),

“Finding Its Voice? Africa and the Global Information and Communication Revolution,” in Florida Communication Journal (FCJ), Volume 38, No. 1 spring. Mohamed Saliou Camara (2010)

“Media, Civil Society and Political Culture in West Africa,” in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies Volume 29 (2) by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2008),

“Benediction and Malediction in Fulani Culture: Exploring an Afro-Muslim Perception of the Socio-Spiritual Dimensions of Success and Failure,” in Indigenous Nations Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, spring by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2008),

“NGO Intervention and the Development of a Free Press in Senegal, Benin, and Guinea: A Research Assessment,” ARNOVA Conference proceedings online publication by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2008).

“Nation Building and the Politics of Islamic Internationalism in Guinea: Toward an Understanding of Muslims’ Experience of Globalization in Africa,” in Contemporary Islam (2007), Volume 1. Published online: 9 June by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2007).

“From Military Politicization to Militarization of Power in Guinea,” in Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Vol. 28 (winter) by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2000).

“Africa to Africa: A Responsible Alternative to Study Abroad for 21st-Century African Scholarship,” in African Issues, Volume XXVIII/1&2 by Mohamed Saliou Camara (2000).

His Master’s Voice: Mass Communication and Single Party Politics in Guinea under Sekou Toure by Mohamed Camara

From Military Politization to Militarization of Power in Guinea-Conakry” by Mohamed Camara

Official History, Popular Memory: Reconfiguration of the African Past in the Films of Ousmane Sembène” by Mbye Cham

"Film and history in Africa: a critical survey of current trends and tendencies" by Mbye Cham

Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati by Msia Kibona Clark

Hip Hop as Social Commentary in Accra and Dar es Salaam” by Msia Kibona Clark

The Role of New and Social Media in Tanzanian Hip-Hop Production” by Msia Kibona Clark

Identity Formation and Integration among Bicultural Immigrant Blacks” by Msia Kibona Clark

Political Violence, Terrorism and US Foreign Policy in the Horn of Africa: Causes, Effects, Prospects” by Alem Hailu

The Politics of AIDS Policy Development and Implementation in Post apartheid South Africa” by Krista Johnson

"Liberal or Liberal or Liberation Framework? The Contradictions of ANC Rule in South Africa" by Krista Johnson

"Globalization, Social Policy and the State: An Analysis of HIV/AIDS in South Africa" by Krista Johnson

Dialogic instruction and learning: the case of one Kiswahili classroom in Kenya” by Esther Lisanza


Language Policies in East Africa” by Esther Lisanza

Swahili Pedagogy in the USA: Preliminary Observations” by Esther Lisanza

Language Use in Advertisements as a Reflection of Speakers' Language Habits” by Leonard Muaka

The Impact of Youth Language on Linguistic Landscapes in Kenya and Tanzania” by Leonard Muaka

The Persuasive Nature of Metaphors in Kenya's Political Discourse” by Leonard Muaka

“Cultural Diplomacy, Language Planning, and the Case of the University of Nairobi Confucius Institute” by Anita Plummer

"Kenya and China's Labour Relations: Infrastructural Development for Whom, by Whom?” by Anita Plummer

China's Public Diplomacy in Kenya: History, Power and Politics by Anita Plummer

Sorting Africa's Development Puzzle: The Participatory Social Learning Theory as an Alternative Approach by Almaz Zewde



Faculty Titles

Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism

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Editors Msia Kibona Clark, Phiwokuhle Mnyandu, and Loy Azalia recently released the volume Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism with Lexington Books.

This book explores Black identity, from a global perspective. The historical and contemporary migrations of African peoples have brought up some interesting questions regarding identity. This text examines some of those questions, and will provide relevant essays on the identities created by those migrations. Following a regional contextualizing of migration trends, the personal essays with allow for understandings of how those migrations impacted personal and community identities. Each of the personal essays will be written by bicultural Africans/Blacks from around the world. The essays represent a wide spectrum of experiences and viewpoints central to the bicultural Africans/Black experience. The contributors offer poignant and grounded perspectives on the diverse ways race, ethnicity, and culture are experienced, debated, and represented. All of the chapters contribute more broadly to writings on dual identities, and the various ways bicultural Africans/Blacks navigate their identities and their places in African and Diaspora communities.

Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of African Studies and serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Mnyandu has a joint lectureship in African Studies and World Languages & Cultures.

Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism