Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani is the professor and chair of the Department of Black
Studies. Before joining the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012, he taught Sociology
and Africana Studies at James Madison University. Dr. Imani earned Doctorate and Masters
of Arts degrees in Sociology and a Masters of Arts degree in Political Science from the
University of Florida. Dr. Imani is on the editorial board for two journals, Critical
Sociology and the Journal of Racial Pedagogy. 

Articles

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The Implications of Africa-Centered Conceptions of Time and Space for Quantitative Theorizing: Limitations of Paradigmatically-Bound Philosophical Meta-Assumptions, Journal of Pan African Studies (2012)

“The Implications of Africa-centered Conceptions of Time and Space for Quantitative Theorizing,” looks at Eurocentric...

 

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When Turkeys Do Social Theory: Black Swans or White Swans in “Blackface”?, West Africa Review (2011)

This article seeks to examine the theoretical phenomena known as the “black swan” or those...

 

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Critical Impairments to Globalizing the Western Human Rights Discourse, Sociologists Without Borders (2008)

This article focuses on the philosophical implications of Euro-centrism and Eurocentric discourse for the Western...

 

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Navigating Perceptions of ‘Otherness’ in the Classroom: One Experience, Journal of Radical Pedagogy (2004)

As a direct result of the pervasive nature of Eurocentrism and Platonic epistemology in the...

 

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Qualitative and Quantitative of Land-use Managers' Attitudes Towards Environmental Justice (with David O. Padgett), Environmental Management (1999)

On 11 February 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898 ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental...

 

Books

Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process, Faculty Books and Monographs (2010)

Head Games is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact...

 

The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities (with Joe Feagin and Vera Hernan), Faculty Books and Monographs (1996)

Co-authored by Nikitah Imani, UNO faculty member.

The Agony of Education is about the...

 

Contributions to Books

Color behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System (with Scott William Bowman), Faculty Books and Monographs (2014)

Chapter, The Incarcerative Mentality of Eurocentrism: Prisoner Identification and Jailing the Imperfect Body, authored by...

 

Rethinking Global Terrorism (with Nedžad Bašić and Anwar H. Siddiqui), Faculty Books and Monographs (2009)

Chapter, The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies,...

 

Social Issues in a Global Context (with Keo Cavalcanti, Philip Luck, Stephen C. Poulson, Christine Robinson, Debra Schleef, Ron Wilson, and Claire Vincent), Faculty Books and Monographs (2007)

Chapter, Globalization? Globaloney! Smells Like Colonialism, authored by Nikitah Imani, UNO faculty member.

 

All Music: Essays on the Hermeneutics of Music (with Fabio B. Dasilva, David L. Brunsma, and Vera Hernan), Faculty Books and Monographs (1996)

Chapter, War at 33 1/3: A Pilot Study on the Sociological Effects of Hip-Hop (Rap)...

 

Presentations

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The Sociocultural Functionality of Afrikan Syncretism: The Case of Spirituality, Black Studies Faculty Proceedings & Presentations (2014)

Presented at the National Council of Black Studies meetings in Miami, Florida on March 8th,...

 

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The Ankh Factor, Black Studies Faculty Proceedings & Presentations (2014)

Presentation at the Cheik Anta Diop Conference Philadelphia, PA

 

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Ukhamba: The Implications of Amateur Domestic Genealogical Research for African Socio-historical Analysis, Black Studies Faculty Proceedings & Presentations (2013)

Presented at the 37th annual conference of the National Council of Black Studies Indianapolis, Indiana...

 

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Plato and the Boxes, Black Studies Faculty Proceedings & Presentations (2012)

Dr. Nikitah Imani, Department Chair of Black Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha, gave...