Alleyne, Mark D.

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ALLEYNE, Mark D.
(Mark Dacosta Alleyne)

PERSONAL:

Male. Education: Howard University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1984; St. Antony's College, Oxford, M.Phil., 1988, D.Phil., 1991. Hobbies and other interests: Tennis, world travel, Latin American dance.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Duluth, GA. Office—Department of Communication, Georgia State University, 1 Park Pl., Atlanta, GA 30303; fax: 770-935-7969. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Freelance writer, 1975-79; Barbados Rediffusion, Barbados, news reporter, 1979-80; WHUR-Radio, Washington, DC, broadcaster, 1981-82; Bajan, Barbados, West Indies, features editor, 1984-86; freelance writer, 1986-89; Hampshire College, Hampshire, MA, assistant professor of communication, 1989-90; American University, Washington, DC, assistant professor of international service, 1990-93; Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, assistant professor of communication and director of National Center for Freedom of Information Studies, 1993-98; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, visiting assistant professor, 1998-99, research assistant professor at Institute of Communications Research, 1999-2003; University of California, Los Angeles, associate director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, 2003-05; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, associate professor of political science, 2005; Georgia State University, Atlanta, associate professor of communication, 2005—. American University, visiting scholar, 1989; Columbia University, research fellow at Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, 1993-94; speaker at other institutions; conference and workshop presenter. CBC Radio (Barbados), guest commentator, 1984-86; guest broadcaster for other media outlets. Certified tennis instructor; head tennis coach at a high school in Chicago, 1998; active in Chicago-area civic organizations, between 1996 and 1999.

MEMBER:

International Communication Association, International Association of Media and Communication Research, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (chair for press freedom and responsibility, 1997-98), American Political Science Association, U.S. Tennis Association, Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies Association (England), Oxford Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Winner of Caribbean short story of the year competition, British Broadcasting Corp., 1977; Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, 1987-90; grant for travel and research in Ghana and Nigeria, American University, 1991; grant recipient, Toda Institute for Global Peace, 2005-06.

WRITINGS:

(Coauthor) Barbados, APA Productions (Singapore), 1986.

International Power and International Communication, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1995.

News Revolution: Political and Economic Decisions about Global Information, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1997.

Global Lies? Propaganda, the UN, and World Order, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Mass Media and the Caribbean, edited by Stuart H. Surlin and Walter C. Soderlund, Gordon & Breach (New York, NY), 1990; Mass Communication in the Information Age, edited by David Sloan, Vision Press (Northport, AL), 1996, 2nd edition, 2004; and Insight Guides: Chicago, APA Productions (Singapore), 1999. Correspondent and monthly columnist, Bajan, 1981-82; author of "Letter from Britain," a Sunday column in Barbados Advocate, 1986-88. Contributor to periodicals in the Caribbean and to other magazines, including Human Rights Review, West Africa, Intermedia, Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Communication, Media Development, and Clout.

SIDELIGHTS:

Mark D. Alleyne told CA: "All my books are building blocks, so the books I am working on now originated with my last book on the United Nations. When I was writing that book I got fascinated by how much time and resources the UN devoted to fighting racism and I felt that antiracism deserved a book of its own. In 2005 I was fortunate to get a grant from the Toda Institute for Global Peace that has allowed me to launch two book projects. One is an edited volume on international antiracist discourse that includes chapters by scholars from different parts of the world. The other is a book written by me on antiracism as a form of cause marketing. The initial grant I got from the Toda Institute has been boosted by funding from Georgia State University, which has been very supportive of this research that I am doing. One of the reasons why I moved to Atlanta in 2005 was because my office at Georgia State University is in walking distance of the Martin Luther King National Historic Site on Auburn Avenue. I am in one of the most perfect places on earth to study antiracism."

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