Thabiti Asukile received his B.A. in Africana & Asian-American Studies at Cal-State Dominguez in 1995; M.A. in African-African Studies from Temple University in 1998; African American Studies Summer Institute UCLA 2001: and his Ph.D. in American History from University of California-Berkeley in 2007. His historical and biographical interests are varied but they include African History; African American History; African Diaspora History, Modern European History, Egyptology, and Nubian Studies. He has recently returned to researching and writing an immense two-volume biography about the Africana/Journalist Joel Augustus Rogers (1880-1966). He is also researching biographical projects that include New York Africana historians Arturo A. Schomburg (1874-1938), Willis Nathaniel Huggins (1886-1941), and Charles C. Seifert (1871-1949).
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