Conyers, James L., Jr. 1961-

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CONYERS, James L., Jr. 1961-

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1961, in Jersey City, NJ; son of James L., Sr. (a laborer) and Agnes Conyers; married May 30, 1985; wife's name Jacqueline I.; children: Chad Anthony, Sekou Khalfami, Kamau Abotare. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A.; State University of New York—Albany, B.A. and M.A.; Temple University, Ph.D. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Carpentry.

ADDRESSES: Home—7814 Potter Plaza, Omaha, NE 68122. Office—Department of Black Studies, AS 184, University of Nebraska—Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0041; fax: 402-554-3883. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: State University of New York—Cobbleskill, assistant professor of black studies, 1994-96; University of Nebraska—Omaha, professor of black studies, 1996—.

MEMBER: Alpha Phi Alpha.

AWARDS, HONORS: Diop Award for research in black studies; grants from National Endowment for the Humanities.



Africana Studies: A Disciplinary Quest for both Theory and Method, McFarland & Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1997.

Charles H. Wesley: The Intellectual Tradition of aBlack Historian, Garland Publishers (New York, NY), 1997.

(With Alva P. Barnett) African-American Sociology: ASocial Study of the Pan-African Diaspora, Nelson-Hall (Chicago, IL), 1999.

(With Alva P. Barnett) Africana History, Culture, andSocial Policy: A Collection of Critical Essays, International Scholars Publications/University Press for West Africa (San Francisco, CA), 1999.

Carter G. Woodson: An Historical Reader, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1999.

Black American Intellectualism and Culture: A SocialStudy of African American Social and Political Thought, JAI Press (Stamford, CT), 1999.

Black Lives: Essays in African-American Biography, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 1999.

African-American Jazz and Rap: Social and Philosophical Examinations of Black Expressive Behavior, McFarland & Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

A Structural Analysis of Enslavement in the AfricanDiaspora, Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY), 2001.

Black Cultures and Race Relations, Burhham Inc. Publishers (Chicago, IL), 2002.

Afrocentricity and the Academy: Essays on Theory and Practice, McFarland & Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: More books and articles; research for a biography of Charles H. Wesley.