- Anthony Ratcliff, Ph.D.
Office Location: 208 Santa Susana
Office Phone: 818-677-4559
- Website: http://www.csun.edu/~aratcliff/anthonyratcliff.html
- Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies, Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2009. Dissertation Title: "Liberation at the End of the Pen: Writing Pan-African Politics of Cultural Struggle."
- M.A. in African American Studies; Morgan State University, Baltimore, May 2002. Master's Thesis: "Guilt by Association: The Marginalization of Radicals within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1930-1950."
- B.A. in Liberal Studies; California State University, Hayward, December 1995.
- PAS 100: Introduction to Black Culture (online and in-class versions)
PAS 168: Introduction to the African Diaspora
PAS 300: Contemporary Issues in the Black Community
PAS 324: Black Women in Contemporary Times
PAS 344: Literature of the African and Caribbean Experience
PAS 368: The Politics of Hip-Hop
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “The Radical Evolution of Du Boisian Pan Africanism.” Journal of Pan African Studies, March 2013.
- “The Crisis of the Hip-Hop Intellectual.” Hip-Hop in the Academy: A Special Volume of the International Journal of Africana Studies, Spring/Summer 2011.
- Co-Editor, Rethinking Pan-Africanism: A Special Volume of The Black Scholar. Published Winter 2008.
- “Black Writers of the World Unite!” Negotiating Pan-African Politics of Cultural Struggle in Afro-Latin America, The Black Scholar, Winter 2008.
- Contributor, Writing African American Women, Elizabeth Beaulieu, ed., Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, April 2006. (Subject: Sarah Webster Fabio).
- Contributor, An Encyclopedia of African American Literature, Hans Ostrom and David Macey, eds., Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. (Subjects: Camille Yarbrough and Sarah Webster Fabio).
- Contributor, Encyclopedia of American History, Vol. 8, Gary B. Nash, ed. New York: Facts on File, 2003. Subject: “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1929-1945.”
- “Free South Africa! Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa, and the Global Anti-Apartheid Struggle.” Paper Presented at: National Council for Black Studies, Indianapolis, IN, March 2013.
- “The Struggle in Perspective: Exploring Revolutionary Pan-African Print Culture in the Pages of the SOBU Newsletter/The African World.” Paper Presented at: National Council for Black Studies, Atlanta, GA, 8 March 2012.
- “The Crisis of the Hip-Hop Intellectual.” Paper presented at: National Council for Black Studies, Cincinnati, OH, 18 March 2011.
- “Deep in the gloom of the firefilled pit”: Black Liberation at the Point of Production.” Paper presented at: the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, 1 October 2010.
- “Showin’ and Provin’: The Hip Hop Think Tank at California State University Northridge.” Paper presented at: Triggering Change 2: Hip-Hop, Community Engagement & Sites of Empowerment, 24 April 2010.
- “Agosto Negro/Black August: Sketching Hip-Hop’s Pan African Revolution.” Paper presented at: American Studies Association, Washington, DC, 7 November 2009.
- “The Roots of Hip-Hop Culture in Los Angeles, 1965-1987.” Research presented at the Department of Pan-African Studies Faculty Retreat, 20 August 2008.
Research and Interests
- African Diaspora Cultural Studies
Black Arts Movement
The Cultural History of Pan-Africanism
The Cultural Politics of Hip-Hop
Digital Humanities and Media Literacy
Explorations of the Black Aesthetic
Introduction to Black Cultural Studies
Literature of the African and Caribbean Experience