Grants, Fellowships & Awards
Conference Papers & Presentations
Invited Lectures & Discussions
Research Projects & Consultations
Columbia University, New York, NY
Ph.D. Candidate in History.
M.Phil., in History.
M.A., in History.
Oral History Summer Institute.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
B.A., cum laude in Afro-American Studies.
Grants, Fellowships & Awards
- Mellon-Mays Dissertation Completion Grant, Social Science Research Council, Fall 2010.
- Center for Contemporary Black History Research Fellow, Columbia University, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006.
- Muslims in New York City Project Research Grant, Columbia University, Fall 2003 – Spring 2004.
- Mellon-Mays Pre-Doctoral Research Grant, Social Science Research Council, Fall 1999, Fall 2003, Fall 2004.
- George E. Haynes Graduate Merit Fellowship, Columbia University, Fall 2001 – Spring 2002.
- Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Harvard University, Fall 1992 – Spring 1994.
- Pluralism Project: World Religions in America Research Grant, Harvard University, Summer 1992.
- Ford Foundation Grant for Undergraduate Research, Harvard University, Summer 1992.
- “Analog Man with a Digital Plan: The Digital Legacy of Manning Marable,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 13 (2011). (Forthcoming)
- “Foreword,” The New Black History: Revisiting the Second Reconstruction, ed. by Manning Marable & Elizabeth Kai Hinton. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. (Forthcoming)
- “Return to Roots: African Americans Return to Islam Through Many Paths,” Islamic Horizons (July/August 2005): 16-35.
- “Historians’ ‘Black Muslim’ Problem: An Examination of the Black Nationalism Thesis in the Historiography of Islam in America,” Columbia Historical Review 1 (Spring 2001): 101-116.
- “The Message and the Messenger: The Impact of Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam on the Million Man March,” Koinonia 12 (Spring 2000): 33-42.
City College of New York, City University of New York, Black Studies Program. Spring 2013.
“United States History from the Civil War to the Present”
Hunter College, City University of New York, Department of History. Fall 2012, Spring 2013.
“United States History from Colonial Period to the Civil War”
Hunter College, City University of New York, Department of History. Fall 2012.
“Malcolm X: A Life of (R)Evolution”
City College of New York, City University of New York, Black Studies Program. Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012.
New York University, Paul McGhee Liberal Arts Programs. Spring 2010, Fall 2012.
“The American Experience” (U.S. History Survey)
New York University, Paul McGhee Liberal Arts Programs. Spring 2008, Summer 2008 (Online Distance Learning), Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Summer 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2012.
“African-American History” (Survey)
LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, Department of Social Science. Summer 2012.
“The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln”
New York University, Paul McGhee Liberal Arts Programs. Spring 2010.
“Islam in the African American Experience”
Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010.
Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Department of African American and African Studies. Fall 2005.
Teaching Assistant at Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies
“Black Leadership in American Politics” (Manning Marable). Spring 2006.
“Introduction to African-American Studies” (Manning Marable). Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2005.
“Topics in the Black Experience: Malcolm X” (Maninng Marable). Spring 2001, Spring 2004, Spring 2005.
“Jazz & the American Political Imagination” (Robin D. G. Kelley). Fall 2004.
“Black Intellectual History” (Manning Marable). Spring 2000.
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- “Racialization & Naturalization: How America's Racial Past Is Shaping Muslim-Americans' National Future,” Muslim-American Citizenship: A Decade Since 9/11, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, NY, October 2011.
- “Mapping Malcolm X’s World: Manning Marable’s Enduring Legacy as Historian,” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Richmond, VA, October 2011.
- “Mapping Islamophobia: Racialized Religious Geographies in Debates Over ‘Hallowed Ground’,” Hallowed Ground? American Islam and the Politics of Space, Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 2010.
- “Cultural Identity & Islam,” (Respondent), Show and Prove: A Symposium Featuring New Work in Hip Hop Studies, New York University, New York, NY, September 2010.
- “Islam as THE African American Experience: Black/Muslim & Racial/Religious Authenticity,” The African American Muslim Experience, Columbia University, New York, NY, February 2010.
- “The Bean Pie As Signifier: The Nation of Islam, Ethnogenesis, and the Making of an ‘Original People’,” Islam in/and America: Theories, Methods, and Future Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 2010.
- “Brother Minister: Malcolm X as Member and Leader of the Nation of Islam in Harlem,” Mao, Mosques & the New Afrikan Man: New Perspectives on African-American History in the Civil Rights Era, New York University, New York, NY, November 2008.
- “The Nation of Islam’s Mosque No. 7,” 27th Annual Conference on New York State History, New York, NY, June 2006.
- “From ‘So-Called American Negro’ to ‘Bilalian’: The Construction of an Alternative National Identity for African American Muslims,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 2006.
- “Return to Roots: Islam’s History in Black America,” Center for Contemporary Black History Colloquium, Columbia University, New York, NY, October 2005.
- “‘Black Mecca’: The Nation of Islam’s Mosque No. 7 and Islam in New York City,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, November 2004.
- “Muezzins in America: ‘Bilalian’ Rappers and Their Islamic Call to Justice,” The Hip-Hop Paradigm: Mapping and Transcending Its Boundaries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2001.
- “The Diversity of African-American Islam in New York,” “Discovering America,” Fall 1992 Conference of the Pluralism Project: World Religions in America, sponsored by the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 1992.
- “Islam as Site and Source in Popular Hip Hop,” Muslim Students' Association, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, September 2011.
- “Manning Marable’s Malcolm X: Living Black History in the 21st Century” (Panel), Harlem Book Fair, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY, July 2011.
- “(Re-)Discovering Malcolm X: An Educator Workshop,” Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, June 2011.
- “Bending the Arc of Justice: Black History & the American Radical Tradition” (Panel), Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, February 2011.
- “Malcolm X and the Uprisings in North Africa & the Middle East” (Panel), Malcolm X Museum, Harlem, NY, February 2011.
- “Islam in the African American Experience,” Muslim Students' Association, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, February 2011.
- “From ‘Malcolm X’ to ‘El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’: Hajj as Religious Experience & Narrative Device,” Constitution Day, Albert Magnus College, New Haven, CT, November 2010.
- “New Muslim Cool” Film Screenings & Discussions of Islam in America, American Documentary Showcase, U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain, August 2010.
- “New Muslim Cool” Film Screening & Discussion, Global Interdisciplinary Program & Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, April 2010.
- “Make It Plain (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz)” Film Screening & Discussion, The Maysles Institute, Harlem, NY, March 2010.
- “New Muslim Cool” Film Screening & Discussion, Center for Media, Culture & History/Center for Religion & Media, New York University, February 2010.
- “Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Dream of a World House,” Paul McGhee Division MLK Celebration Week, New York University, New York, NY, January 2010.
- “New Muslim Cool” Film Screening & Discussion, Media, Arts & Culture Unit, Ford Foundation, New York, NY, July 2009.
- “From Malcolm X to Obama: Is This the End of the Color Line?” Interfaith Center/Center for Student Involvement, Adelphi University, April 2009.
- “To the East Blackwards: Islam in the Black Cultural Imagination,” Muslim Students' Association, Baruch College, New York, February 2008.
- “Prince Among Slaves” Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Muslim Graduate Student Group, New York University, New York, January 2008.
- “Islam and the African American Experience,” Muslim Students' Association, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 2007.
- Researcher & Writer, Beats and Risalahs Islam & Hip Hop Interactive Multimedia Timeline. Published by PBS as part of POV’s website for documentary film, New Muslim Cool. 2009. http://www.pbs.org/pov/newmuslimcool/photo_gallery_beats_and_risalahs.php
- Research Associate, Amistad Digital Resource. Published by Columbia University Center for Contemporary Black History & Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 2009. http://www.amistadresource.org/
- Associate Editor & Educational Function Designer, The Autobiography of Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment. Published by Columbia University Center for Contemporary Black History & Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 2005. http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/mmt/malcolmx/
- Researcher & Contributor, Malcolm X: Life After Death E-Seminar. Published by Columbia Interactive. 2001. http://cero.columbia.edu/0402
- Researcher & Writer, The Souls of Black Folk Multimedia Study Environment. Published by Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 2001. http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/mmt/dubois/
- Senior Advisor, New Muslim Cool, full-length documentary film broadcast in 2009 on “POV” for PBS television. April 2005 – Present.
- Oral History & Independent Documentary Crews Coordinator, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) 50th Anniversary Conference, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. March 2010 – April 2010.
- Research Consultant, The White House Butler Project, feature-length film in development by Sony /Columbia Pictures about the life of Eugene Allen, African American butler who served in the White House from 1953 to 1984. June 2009 – November 2009.
- Project Manager / Associate Editor / Lead Researcher, Malcolm X Project, a comprehensive research and archival project on the life of Malcolm X, at Columbia University, New York, NY. May 2000 – May 2009.
- Program Coordinator, African Odyssey Festival, The John F. Kenedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. January 1997 – June 1997.
- Assistant Music Program Director, Smithsonian Institution’s 150th Birthday Party on the Mall, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife Programs & Cultural Studies, Washington, DC. May 1996 – September 1996.
Cable News Network (CNN), Newsweek, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, theroot.com, WNBC-TV (New York).