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Wazir Mohamed

Assistant Professor, Sociology
Tom Raper Hall 266
(765) 973-8250
wmohamed@indiana.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Binghamton University, 2008
  • M.A. Sociology, Binghamton University, 2003
  • B.S. Communication, University of Guyana, 1997

Current Scholarly/Research Interests

The intersections of Atlantic slavery, particularly the rise of slavery in the age of abolition, the second slavery in Cuba, Brazil, and the USA with the persistence of ethnic divisions and marginalization of the descendants of slaves in the African Diaspora of the Caribbean and the Americas. Member of the International Research Seminar on the Second Slavery - This network brings together a growing number of international researchers (approximately 36) whose academic interest and research intersects with the Second Slavery.

Intersections – Research/Community Activism

Heavily involved in community work and social justice activism at the local, national and international levels of society - This ranges from participation as Chair of the Richmond Human Rights Commission, involvement with the local churches in the Children of Abraham Study Committee, Coaching Youth Soccer, and speaking and writing on issues of Islam and Human Rights, on the Arab Spring (see Pambazuka.org), on Rice and Globalization (see stabroeknews.com), on the works and Ideas of Walter Rodney (see pambazuka.org), and on Land and Globalization.

Selected publications/presentations

  • Mohamed, W. (2011) “The Limits of Western Democracy: Ethnic Politics and its Constraints for Social Justice in Polyethnic Societies,” in Social Justice, Poverty and Race by Paul Kiese and Randall Osborne eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi’s Value Enquiry Book series.
  • Mohamed, W. (2009) “The Second Slavery and the Travails of African Labor: British Guiana in the Age of Abolition and Emancipation,” Journal of the American Association of Behavioral Social Sciences.
  • Mohamed, W. Rethinking The Socio-Historical Outcome of African Labor in Guyana from the Backdrop of the Expansion of the Second Slavery. Forthcoming Publication of Collection of Papers on the Study of the Second Slavery, SUNY Press, Albany.
  • Mohamed, W. Guyana’s Rice Industry: Globalization and Demographic change, 1800-2008. Forthcoming Publication of presentation at Guyana’s Rice centenary Conference in Social and Economic Studies (SES) Journal, University of the West Indies.
  • Mohamed, W. (2011) Book Review of Barack Obama and Twenty First Century Politics by Horace Campbell. Social and Economic Studies (SES) Journal, University of the West Indies, vol. 60, No. 2.

Selected previous employment positions

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Binghamton University, 2003-2007
  • Adjunct Lecturer, State University of New York at Cortland, 2006-2007
  • Public Education Specialist, Constitutional Reform Commission, Guyana, 1999
  • Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Communications, University of Guyana, 1998-2000

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching, Binghamton University, 2008
  •  Teaching Award, Education Opportunity Program, Binghamton University, 2004