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About Jesse Benjamin

I am an interdisciplinary world systems sociologist and anthropologist with interests in theory, critical race theory, epistemology, coloniality/decolonial and development theories, and Pan-African theory and culture. Since 1987, I have conducted fieldwork and research on forced Bedouin resettlement in Israel and Egypt, identity and historiography on the Swahili coast of Kenya, and anti-racist theory and practice in North America. I am honored to serve on the Walter Rodney Foundation Board, as editor of several peer reviewed journals, and to administer the Walter Rodney Speakers Series in Atlanta. I am an experienced higher education administrator and leader, a publisher, a long-practiced diversity consultant and scholar, an activist, and a leader in community engagement.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Kennesaw State University
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Present Associate Professor of International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
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Present College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, The Global Art and Ideas Nexus (GAIN)
  • Hosea Williams Award for Community Activism
  • Presidential Diversity Award

Courses

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Race and Ethnicity in the Middle East and its Diasporas
  • Emerging Social Issues in Contemporary Africa
  • Walter Rodney and the Pan-African Groundings: Underdevelopment and Social Justice, Past and Present
  • Identities and Social Groups: From Epistemology to Ethnography/Praxis
  • Identities and Social Conflicts

Contact Information

jbenjam2@kennesaw.edu

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Articles (6)

Contributions to Books (17)