Ibram X. Kendi

Studies student activism, black history, race and education

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Ibram X. Kendi

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Africana Studies

Diversity; higher education; racism; affirmative action; race & education; student activism; black history; Africana Studies; black politics; human rights

Campus phone: (518) 442-4729
Campus email: irogers@albany.edu


Rogers is the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. It is the first national study of the black student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s that diversified higher education. The book demonstrates how students changed the ideals of higher education -- ideals now encapsulated in one word -- diversity. Rogers is currently beginning work on a trilogy of books on the origin of Africana Studies, and a few anthologies on black student activism and black power.

Professor Rogers has published essays on his research in several journals, including the Journal of Social History, Journal of African American Studies, Journal of African American History, Journal of Black Studies, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He has earned research fellowships from the American Historical Association, Chicago's Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum. Rogers regularly blogs for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.