About me

I am an Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Inquiry at National-Louis University in Chicago. I earned my doctoral degree in the Sociology of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. Prior to completing my doctorate I earned a Master of Arts degree in Inner-City Studies from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research focuses on African American history and culture, particularly on the inter-generational dynamics of African American social critique. This has included an exploration of the theorizing of W.E.B. Du Bois and contemporary African-Centered scholars and critical race theorists.

Currently I am co-developing an oral history and archival project focused on African American social movements in the Chicago area from the 1960s-1980s with Dr. Richard Benson of Spelman College. I also study art (Hip Hop and comics) as a radical public pedagogy.

Lastly, I am active in a number of community organizations in the Chicago-area including the Kemetic Institute of Chicago, a research and educational organization focused on the ancient Nile Valley civilizations.

I can be contacted at kamau.rashid@khemenu.com