Araujo, Ana Lucia *

Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth *

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey*

Mabeko-Tali, Jean-Michel *

Medford, Edna *

Muraya, Petronella

Scott, Daryl*

Swan, Quito *

Taylor, Nikki

Tolbert, Emory*

Toungara, Jeanne

Tozzi, Christopher

Wright-Lewis, Kay

Retired:

Carrington, Selwyn *

DeLeon, David

Dey, Balaram

Reidy, Joseph

In memoriam:

Aziz Batran (1941-2011)

* Graduate Faculty, authorized by the Graduate School to supervise MA thesis and PhD dissertations.



Faculty

Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali

Professor Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali holds a PhD in African History from the University Paris VII-Denis Diderot, France. He is a Specialist of Central African History, and has published a two-volume study in Portuguese on Angola's Anti-colonial Liberation Movement Dissidências e Poder de Estado: O MPLA perante si próprio 1962-1977, Lisbon/Luanda, Caminho/Nzila, 2001: Volume I: 1962-1974, 473 p. Volume II: 1974-1977, 380 p. and a book in French on National Identity and Political Transitions in Africa, Barbares et Citoyens – L’ Identité Nationale à l’ Épreuve des Transitions Africaines(Congo-Brazzaville, Angola; Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005, 336.p), which provides a comparative analysis of the emergence of national identity in Congo-Brazzaville and Angola. He is also the author of several articles on social and political issues that affect Angola and Congo, which have been published in French, Portuguese and Angolan Academic Reviews.

Professor Mabeko-Tali has been teaching Central African History at Howard University since the Fall Semester of 2002. Prior to that he taught at the Angolan State University “Agostinho Neto”, in Luanda in the Republic of Angola, and in France as Visiting Professor and Researcher at the “Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales”, and “Maison des Sciences de l'Homme”, in Paris.

He is a founding member of the French Academic review “LUSOTOPIE” (Center for Black Africa Studies, Paris/Bordeaux, France) in 1994, in which he has published several articles. Professor Mabeko-Tali is also a founding member of the College of Literature and Social Sciences (Faculdade de Letras e Ciências Socias) of State University “Agostinho Neto”, in Angola. He is board member of Journal of Higher Education published by the African Union’s Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), based in Dakar, Senegal and a founding member and the Scientific Director of the Angolan “Centro de Estudos Sociais e Desenvolvimento” (CESD - Center for Social and Development Studies) and Editor of its review “Caderno de Estudos Sociais” (Social Studies Notebook).

From 2001 to 2003, he served as the Diplomatic Adviser to the Embassy of Republic of Congo in Angola.

Professor Mabeko-Tali speaks and writes several languages, including four European languages --French, Portuguese, Spanish and English-- and three African languages --Lingala, the national language of both Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sangho, the national language of the Central African Republic, and his native language Linyellé, from Northern Congo.

Additionally, Professor Mabeko-Tali has published two novels in French, both of which are inspired by contemporary social and political realities of the Republic of Congo.

In 2009, Professor Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali was nominated member of the Scientific Committee for the Pedagogical Use of the General History of Africa. The first phase of this project, completed in 1999, consisted of rewriting the history of the African continent. Published in eight volumes, as well as in an abridged version, and translated into thirteen languages, the General History of Africa represents the efforts of some 350 African and world specialists over 35 years. The second phase of the project, on the pedagogical use of the General History of Africa, has been designed on the basis of recommendations from several meetings organized by UNESCO during and after the completion of Phase I. Its main objective is to revise history education n schools and universities – in Africa as a priority – through the promotion of African perspective that will contribute to the process of regional integration. Within the project, history textbooks, an historical atlas, a CD-ROM for use in African primary and secondary schools, and teachers’ guides will be elaborated, training for history teachers will be improved, and the teaching of the General History of Africa in higher education will be promoted across the region.

Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali
Professor of History
Ph.D., University Paris VII-Denis Diderot, France
Telephone: 202-806 6815/9334
Fax: 202 806 4471
Email:jmabeko-tali@howard.edu

 
 
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