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About Nikitah O Imani

Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani is a Professor and Independent Scholar of Black Studies.  He is president and CEO of Reapalife, an Africa-centered educational, artistic, and spiritual enterprise. He served as chair of the Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 2012-2015. Before that time he taught Sociology and Africana Studies at James Madison University. Dr. Imani earned a Doctorate in Sociology (1995) and Masters of Arts degrees in Sociology (1992) and Political Science (1991) from the University of Florida. He also holds a BSFS in International Politics, specializing in international law and organization, from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (1989). Dr. Imani is on the editorial board for two journals, Critical Sociology and the Journal of Racial Pedagogy.


January 1998 Present Professor, Reapalife
Present National Council of Black Studies, Organizations & Affiliations

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Critical Social Theory, Social Stratification, Civilization Analysis, Africa Centered Philosophy, International Relations, Political and Social Philosophy, Political Sociology, and African Classical Ethics and Metaphysics

Honors and Awards

  • Dedication To Social Justice Through Education Award AMS/MOC 2012-2013


  • Fight The Power
  • The Black Experience in American Politics
  • Black American Culture
  • Africana Philosophy
  • Introduction to Black Studies


June 1992May 1995 PhD Sociology, University of Florida
June 1991May 1992 MA Sociology, University of Florida
August 1989May 1991 MA Political Science, University of Florida
June 1985May 1989 BSFS International Politics, Georgetown University

Contact Information

Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani
Professor and Independent Scholar of Black Studies
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Phone (402) 554-2412
Fax (402) 554-3883


Articles (8)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (4)

Presentations (10)