Kamau Rashid

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in the Sociology of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2009
• Dissertation Title: On Education and Social Power: The Educational Theories of W.E.B. Du Bois and Their Relevance to African-Centered Education

Master’s Degree in Inner-City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2002

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1998

Teaching and Administrative Experience

Professor and Founding Director, Urban Education, Ed.D. program, Northeastern Illinois University, 2021-present
• Principally responsible for course design and program development

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Inquiry, National-Louis University, 2015-2021
• Developed a proposal for a Global Policy Studies doctoral program
• Designed and revised graduate courses
• Developed and taught on-line and blended courses
• Advised Curriculum Advocacy and Policy doctoral students
• Chaired and served on dissertation committees
• Served on admissions committees for the Teaching and Learning doctoral program
• Courses taught:
o CCD 690: Race, Ethnicity, and Education
o CCD 630: Education in a Global World
o CSI 601: Cultures of Schools and Communities
o ESR 514: Researchers in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
o ESR 604: Dissertation Proposal Seminar
o FND 510: Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education
o FND 511: Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives
o PPA 505: Urban Community Development
o PPA 510: Social Inequality and Social Policy
o PPA 532: Gender in the Public Sector

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Inquiry, National-Louis University, 2009-2015
• Designed and revised graduate courses.
• Member of the coordinating team for the Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL)-Masters of Arts in Teaching and the Urban Masters of Education residency programs, focused on course alignment across disciplines and program assessments
• Developed and taught on-line and blended courses
• Advised Curriculum Advocacy and Policy doctoral students
• Chaired and served on dissertation committees
• Served on admissions committees for the Teaching and Learning doctoral program
• Supported community-outreach initiatives
• Coordinated development of departmental website
• Served as a guest lecturer for courses in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies, and Urban Education courses
• Courses taught:
o CCD 605: Scholarly Habits of Mind
o CCD 610B: Doctoral Core II (Sociology of Education)
o CCD 690: Race, Ethnicity, and Education
o CCD 630: Education in a Global World
o CSI 601: Cultures of Schools and Communities
o CSI 693: Curriculum Seminar
o ELE/SEC 527: Policy and Politics of Urban Education
o ESR 514: Researchers in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers
o ESR 604: Dissertation Proposal Seminar
o FND 510: Social Justice Perspectives on the History and Philosophy of American Education
o FND 511: Social and Cultural Politics of Education: Personal and Contextual Perspectives

Fulbright scholar and lecturer, Department of History Education, University of Education, Winneba, 2015-2016
• Reviewed graduate theses
• Assisted in the planning and coordination of National History Day
• Course taught:
o HSTY 232: World History II: From 1914 to 1992
o HSTY 244w: History of Women’s Movements
• Courses designed
o African Diasporan History
o Great Pan-African Thinkers

Select Publications

Rashid, Kamau. “Education means revolt”: Du Bois and the radical imaginary.” Seeds of W.E.B. Du Bois: Musings, Lineal Impressions & Critical Introspections (tentative title), edited by Richard Benson and Whitney Battle-Baptiste. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press (forthcoming).

Rashid, Kamau. “Abibifahodie!: Language, Consciousness, and Decolonization.” Moja: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Africana Studies 2, no. 1 (2021): 8-24.

Rashid, Kamau. “Dd mAat. ir mAat (Speak Maat. Do Maat): Maat as Liberatory Praxis.” Eternal Year of African People, edited by Bart McSwine and Asantewaa Oppong Wadie. Chicago, IL: Frontline Books (2020).

Rashid, Kamau. “Beyond the Fetters of Colonialism: Du Bois, Nkrumah, and a Pan-African critical theory.” Equity & Excellence in Education 52, no. 2-3 (2019): 271-282.

Rashid, Kamau. “Time to start the revolution”: Hip Hop and Social Justice Education.” Journal of Pan African Studies 9, no. 4 (2016): 341-363.

Works in Progress

Rashid, Kamau. Finding our way through the desert: Jacob H. Carruthers and the restoration of an African worldview. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Rashid, Kamau. The critical theory of W.E.B. Du Bois: The Struggle for Humanity. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Select Conference Presentations

Rashid, Kamau. “ ‘Capoeira finds order in the chaos’: African Martial Arts as African-centered Education.” Paper read at the International Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations, April 16, 2021.

Rashid, Kamau. “The Battle for Nubia: Anderson Thompson’s Key Concerns about the Conceptualization of the Role of Nubia, Ancient and Modern.” Paper read at the Midwest Region Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations, Chicago, IL, November 3, 2019.

Rashid, Kamau. “Haiti As Revolutionary Archetype: Lessons from Carruthers’s Irritated Genie.” Paper read at the International Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations, Brooklyn, NY, April 20, 2019.

Rashid, Kamau. “Beyond the Fetters of Colonialism: Du Bois, Nkrumah, and a Pan-African critical theory.” Paper read at the American Educational Studies Association Conference, Greenville, SC, November 8, 2018.

Rashid, Kamau. “Du Bois as a Social Theorist: The intersections of ideation and liberatory struggle.” Paper read at the 150th Year Memorial Symposium on Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois by the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies and the African American Association of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, February 22, 2018.

Rashid, Kamau. “On the mis-education of dark bodies behind the veil: W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, and the nature of American racial terror”. Paper read at the annual International Standing Conference for the History of Education, Chicago, Illinois, August 20, 2016.

Rashid, Kamau. “Restoring Continuity, Overcoming Discontinuity: Du Bois and African-Centered Education”. Paper read at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 2015.

Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, 2015-2016

Research Interests

The sociology and sociolinguistics of African languages in the Americas
The philosophical dimensions of African proverbs
African combat arts in the Americas
Intersections of African and Asian cultures
Language, ontology, and cosmology in classical and traditional African societies
Pan-African critical theory
Pan-African thought and social movements
The educational philosophies of W.E.B. Du Bois
The social-historical perspectives of W.E.B. Du Bois
African-Centered education