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Reiland Rabaka

Reiland Rabaka

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 Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he also has affiliations with the Women & Gender Studies Program, Humanities Program, Graduate Program in Critical Theory, Center for Studies of Ethnicity & Race in the Americas (CSERA), School of Education, and College of Music. He is the author of more than fifty scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as twelve books including: Du Bois’s Dialectics; Africana Critical Theory; Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology; Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization; Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory; The Negritude Movement; Hip Hop’s Inheritance; Hip Hop’s Amnesia; and The Hip Hop Movement. Rabaka’s research has been recognized with several awards, including funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, 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 Career Award. 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. Rabaka’s 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, CBS, MTV, BET, VH1, The Huffington Post, The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, and USA Today, among others. He is also a published poet, spoken-word artist, and musician.

REILAND RABAKA BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS

Rabaka, Reiland. (2014). Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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.