Notes on Contributors

John H. Bracey, Jr. has taught Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. During the 1960s, he was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical Movements in Chicago. His co-edited works include Black Nationalism in America (1970), African-American Women and the Vote (1997), Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999), and African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Present (2004).

Rose M. Brewer is a scholar and an activist. She is the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and past chair of that Department. She publishes extensively on race, class, gender and social change. Her most recent book is the co-edited, The United States Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement (2010).

Rod Bush is an associate professor of sociology at St. John's University in New York City. He is a recent Ph.D. after many years in the movement for Black liberation. He is author of The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line (2009), and We Are Not What We Seem: Black Nationalism and Class Struggle in the American Century (1999),  and  co-author of Tensions in the “American” Dream: The Imperial Nation Confronts the Liberation of Nations (forthcoming).

Greg E. Carr is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. A co-founder of the Philadelphia Freedom Schools, he has lectured across four continents and is a frequent media commentator. His article "Toward an Intellectual History of Africana Studies” appeared in The African American Studies Reader. He is Co-Editor of the multi-volume African World History Project.

Stephen C. Ferguson II is an assistant professor in Liberal Studies at North Carolina A & T State University. His areas of expertise include Africana philosophy, Marxist philosophy and social-political philosophy. He co-edited the Oxford Handbook on World Philosophy (2011) and is currently working on a book-length philosophical critique of Afrocentrism.

Robeson Taj P. Frazier is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His fields of interest are race, social movements, and popular culture. His current research is on African American intellectuals’ cultural exchanges with China, 1949-1976. His work has been published in African Americans in Global Affairs (2010) and other journals.

Charles Lumpkins was a leftist student activist in the 1960s and 1970s. He held various jobs, including nearly twenty years as a professional librarian before entering an American history PhD program in the mid-1990s. He authored American Pogrom: The East St. Louis Race Riot and Black Politics (2008). He currently teaches labor and employment history at Pennsylvania State University.

John H. McClendon III is a professor of philosophy at Michigan State University. His areas of expertise include African philosophy, Philosophy of African American Studies, Marxist philosophy, and the history of African American philosophers. He is the author of C.L.R. James’s Notes on Dialectics: Left Hegelianism or Marxism-Leninism (2005) and is currently completing a manuscript, “Conversations with My Christian Friends,” which focuses on African Americans from the standpoint of dialectical materialism and the philosophy of religion.

Gerald Meyer is a founding faculty member of Hostos Community College (CUNY). His Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician is in its 4th printing. He co-edited The Lost World of Italian-American Radicalism and has written widely on the intersection of ethnic groups and political radicalism, cultural pluralism, and the contributions of the Communist Party to the US Left.

Anthony Monteiro is an associate professor of African American Studies at Temple University. He is a scholar activist, who does research and writes in the areas of Critical Du Bois Studies, African American Social and Political Thought, and Critical Marxist Studies. He publishes in academic and popular journals and websites (see and

Yusuf Nuruddin teaches Africana Studies at UMass Boston and via Distance Learning at the University of Toledo. He has co-edited three previous special issues of S&D:  #33 Radical Perspectives on Race and Racism, #36 Hip Hop, Race, and Cultural Politics, and #42 Socialism and Social Critique in Science Fiction and coordinated special sections on “Reparations” in #31 and “Radical Visions” in #34. His current interests are in Africana and Islamic social theory.

Charles Pinderhughes is a long-time community organizer and left political activist. He teaches in the Africana Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He recently earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Boston College with fields of specialization including Racial and Ethnic Relations, Social Movements, and Historical Sociology.

Reiland Rabaka is an associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA). His books include Du Bois’s Dialectics (2008); Africana Critical Theory (2009); Forms of Fanonism (2010); Against Epistemic Apartheid (2010); and Hip Hop’s Inheritance (2011).

De Anna Reese is an assistant professor of history and Africana Studies at California State University, Fresno. Her current research explores black women’s social welfare activism in St. Louis during the age of Jim Crow, and the career of beauty pioneer and entrepreneur Annie Turnbo Malone.

Malik Simba is Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program at California State University-Fresno, where he previously chaired the Department of History. He is the author of Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism: An Interpretive History from the Colonial Background to the Great Depression (2010).

Carter Wilson is a professor of political science at the University of Toledo. He is the author of Public Policy: Continuity and Change and of Racism from Slavery to Advanced Capitalism (which earned the Gustavus Myers Award), and co-author of The Sustaining Hand. He recently completed a book-length manuscript entitled “The Civil Rights Policy Paradox.”