Jalata, Asafa

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JALATA, Asafa. American (born Ethiopia), b. 1954. Genres: Area studies, Cultural/Ethnic topics, International relations/Current affairs, Politics/Government, Race relations, Sociology, Third World. Career: Teacher of history, English, and geography at a religious high school in Oromia (Ethiopia), 1976-77; Arssi Rural Development Project, Ethiopia, regional development officer and instructor in rural sociology, 1978-79; State University of New York at Binghamton, lecturer in sociology and African studies, 1989; Ithaca College, NY, visiting assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies, 1989-90; Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY, assistant professor of sociology, 1990-91; State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, adjunct professor, 1990-91; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, assistant professor, 1991-96, associate professor of sociology and African and African-American studies, 1997-. Publications: Oromia and Ethiopia: State Formation and Ethnonational Conflict, 1868-1992, 1993; Oromo Nationalism and the Ethiopian Discourse: The Search for Freedom and Democracy, 1998; Fighting against the Injustice of the State and Globalization: Comparing the African American and Oromo Movements, 2001. Contributor to books and journals. Address: Department of Sociology, 901 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]