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Faculty Name

Nafeesa Muhammad, Ph.D.

Title

Assistant Professor

Department

History

Phone

404-270-5496

Office Location

The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 412

Education

Ph.D., African American History (United States), Georgia State University
M.A., African American Studies, Georgia State University
B.A., History, Spelman College

Biography

Nafeesa H. Muhammad is an assistant professor of history at Spelman College. Her areas of interests are 19th and 20th century United States, African American, Transnational, and African Diasporic history. She specializes in the history of the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the movement of Black Nationalism in America. After earning her B.A. from Spelman College, she obtained a master’s degree in African American Studies and a Ph.D. in history from Georgia State University. Her current book project focuses on the economic endeavors of the NOI. Moreover, Dr. Muhammad was a previously a history professor and program coordinator at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Courses Taught

 

Research Interests

Twentieth century Black Nationalism with a focus on economic development
19th and 20th century United States, African American, Transnational, and African Diasporic history
History of the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the movement of Black Nationalism in America

Publications

Forthcoming.  “Forging Heaven: The Nation of Islam’s Transnational Connection in the Creation of its Economic Program, 1950-1975.”

Jones, Charles E. and Nafeesa Muhammad. “Town and Gown: Reaffirming Social Responsibility in Africana Studies.” In African American Studies: Introducing Ethnic Studies, edited by Jeanette Davidson, 55-75, George Square: Edinburgh University Press, 2010.