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Reiland Rabaka

Reiland Rabaka

Associate Professor

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Ethnic Studies
Ketchum 10A, 339 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0339

303-492-6468
reiland.rabaka@colorado.edu

Curriculum vitae

 

Education

B.F.A., University of the Arts

M.A., Ph.D. Temple University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for African American Studies (CAAS), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), University of Houston

Bio

Reiland Rabaka is an Associate Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies and Humanities Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is also an Affiliate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program and a Research Fellow at the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA). He also holds graduate faculty appointments in the College of Music, School of Education, Department of Sociology, Department of Religious Studies, and Critical Theory Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research has been published in the Journal of African American Studies, Journal of Black Studies, Western Journal of Black Studies, Africana Studies Annual Review, Ethnic Studies Review, Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Socialism & Democracy, and Journal of Southern Religion, among others. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of African American Studies, Journal of Black Studies, and Africana Studies Annual Review.

Hip Hop's AmnesiaProfessor Rabaka has published ten books, including W.E.B. Du Bois and the Problems of the Twenty-First Century (2007); Du Bois’s Dialectics: Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory (2008); Africana Critical Theory (2009); Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization (2010); Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology (2010); Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement (2011); Hip Hop’s Amnesia: From Blues and the Black Women’s Club Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Movement (2012); and The Hip Hop Movement: From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation (2013). In addition, he is the editor of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Critical Reader (2010) and co-editor (with Arturo Aldama, Elisa Facio, and Daryl Maeda) of Telling Our Stories: Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado (2011). He is also the editor of the Critical Africana Studies book series published by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, which features critical, interdisciplinary, and intersectional scholarship within the wide-ranging and wide-reaching field of Africana studies.

Against Epistemic ApartheidDr. Rabaka’s research has been recognized with several awards, including funding from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Science Foundation, the Eugene M. Kayden Book Award, the Cheikh Anta Diop Book Award, and the National Council for Black Studies’ W.E.B. Du Bois-Anna Julia Cooper Award for Outstanding Publications in Africana Studies. He has conducted archival research and lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous community service citations, distinguished teaching awards, and research fellowships. His cultural criticism, social commentary, and political analysis has been featured in print, radio, television, and online media venues such as NPR, PBS, BBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, MTV, BET, VH1, the New Books Network, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Philadelphia Tribune, and The Denver Post, among others. He is also an award-winning poet, spoken-word artist, and musician.

Selected Publications

Rabaka, Reiland. (2013). The Hip Hop Movement: From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2012). Hip Hop’s Amnesia: From Blues and the Black Women’s Club Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2011). Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Aldama, Arturo, Facio, Elisa, Maeda, Daryl, and Rabaka, Reiland. (Eds.). (2011). Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2010). Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (Ed.). (2010). W.E.B. Du Bois: A Critical Reader. London, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2010). Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2009). Africana Critical Theory: Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W.E.B. Du Bois and C.L.R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2008). Du Bois’s Dialectics: Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rabaka, Reiland. (2007). W.E.B. Du Bois and the Problems of the Twenty-First Century: An Essay on Africana Critical Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.