Edward Lama Wonkeryor, Ph.D
816 Gladfelter Hall
Teaching And Research Interests:
African Political History, Mass Communication, Race/Ethnic Relations
Ph.D. African American Studies, Temple University, May 1995
M.M.C. Mass Communication, University of South Carolina, August 1980.
B.A. Communications, Rowan University, May 1978,
- Liberia Military Dictatorship: A Fiasco Revolution Revisited. Cherry Hill, New Jersey: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, 2010.
- On Afrocentricity, Intercultural Communication, and Racism. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.
- The Effects of United States' Political Communication and the Liberian Experience 1960-1990. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1997.
- Liberia Military Dictatorship: A Fiasco Revolution. Chicago: Strugglers' Community Press, 1985.
- New Jersey's Underground Railroad Heritage. "Steal Away, Steal Away..." A Guide to the Underground Railroad in New Jersey. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Department of State (eds.) Giles R. Wright and Edward Lama Wonkeryor, 2002.
- American Democracy in Africa in the Twenty-First Century? E. Lama Wonkeryor et al. Cherry Hill, New Jersey: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, 2000
- "Ethnicity in Liberia and Democratic Governance". In The Politics of Ethnicity and National Identity, Santosh C. Saha (ed.), (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007).
- "The Dynamics of Afrocentricity and Intercultural Communication." In Molefi Kete Asante and Afrocentricity: In Praise and In Criticism, Dhyana Ziegler (ed.), Nashville, Tennessee: James C. Winston Publishing Company, Inc., 1995.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- “China’s Development Aid to Africa” (with George Klay Kieh, Jr.), International Studies Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, Winter 2011.
- “Neo-Imperialism” in Post-Independence Africa: Globalization and its Role in Shaping the Developing of Democracy in Africa,” Journal of International Studies and Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 2010.
- “America’s African Colonization Movement: Implications for New Jersey and Liberia,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, 2002.
- "African Immigrants to New Jersey," The Encyclopedia of New Jersey, eds. Maxine N. Lurie and Mark Mappen. Piscataway: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 2003.
- "General Thomas Quiwonkpa and his Quest for Democracy: Personal Reminisces,"Liberian Studies Journal, Winter, 1986.
Research in Progress
- Globalization and its Implications for Africa Cherry Hill, New Jersey: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, 2010.
- Dimensions of Racism in Advertising: From Slavery to the 21st Century (with Dana Saewitz)
- President, Liberian Studies Association, 2010- Present
- Member, Association of Third World Studies, Inc. (ATWS), 2008-Present
- Member, African Studies and Research Forum, 2008-Present
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