Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll
In this episode, Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll explains the discipline of Africana Studies. What is its purpose? When and how did it start? Dr. Carroll not only shows the void that the discipline is filling, but he also shows us how it is part of the steps to Pan-Africanism.
Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll is a faculty member in the Department of Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College (CUNY). He has taught at the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, and other colleges in the NY & NJ area. His teaching and research interests investigate and advance African-centered theory & methodology, with an emphasis on social and psychological theory.
His publications have appeared in the Journal of Pan African Studies, Journal of the International Society of Teacher Education, Critical Sociology and Race, Gender & Class.
Among Dr. Carroll’s publications:
Cheikh Anta Diop’s ‘Two Cradle Theory,’ Racism and the Cultural Realities of African Descended People in America.
Africana Studies and Research Methodology: Revisiting the Centrality of the African Worldview.
An Introduction to African-Centered Sociology: Worldview, Methodology and Social Theory
Teaching and Pedagogy in Africana Studies: Implications of an African Worldview A Genealogical Review of the Worldview Framework in African-Centered Psychology.
African-centered Psychology, Education and the Liberation of African Minds: Notes on the Psycho-Cultural Justification for Reparations (w/DeReef Jamison).
Dr. Carroll is an African-centered social theorist who is thoroughly committed to the African-centered imperative, one that is grounded in the creation and utilization of culturally-specific frameworks in order to understand and create solutions for humanity.
Beyond academia, Dr. Carroll tries to share and spread what he has learned with those outside of the “ivory tower.” Since 2001 he has regularly given public lectures at local public libraries, community centers along with correctional facilities including SCI-Chester, Wallkill and Shawangunk Correctional (NYSDOC). He works hard to be a people’s scholar sharing his publications on Academia.edu and other online resources.
Dr. Carroll is committed to “academic excellence and social responsibility” as originally articulated by the National Council for Black Studies.