PROFESSIONAL 

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor

Chair of African and African American Studies, 

New Jersey City University, USA
2017 – 2020

Lecturer
Transitional Justice And Political Institutions

Dept. of Government, University of the West Indies
2007 – 2016 (indefinite tenure)

Associate Director, Centre for Caribbean Thought

The University of the West Indies, Jamaica,
2009 – 2017

Adjunct Professor

Africana Studies Department Of Africana Studies
Brown University
2006 – 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

FORTHCOMING

 

“Re-membering the Past: Memory and Genocides in the Long Nineteenth Century” in A Cultural History of Genocide in the Long Nineteenth Century, David Meola (ed) September 2020 (Bloomsbury Academic, London).

 

EDITED VOLUMES

 

“Caribbean Reasonings: Rupert Lewis and the Black Intellectual Tradition”, 2018, Clinton Hutton, Jermaine McCalpin and Maziki Thame, (Ian Randle Publishers).

“Caribbean Reasonings: Freedom, Power and Sovereignty - The Thought of Gordon K. Lewis”, 2015, Brian Meeks and Jermaine McCalpin, (Ian Randle Publishers)
 

 

EDUCATION

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
    Political Science
    Brown University, USA (2006)

     

  • MASTER OF ARTS
    Political Science
    Brown University, USA (2002)

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE
    Comparative Government and Political Theory
    University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2002)

     

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Hons)
    Political Science and International Relations
    University of the West Indies, Jamaica (1999)

RESEARCH GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & HONOURS

  • The Caribbean Pedagogy Conference: Engendering Excellence Through Culturally Responsive Education
    Spencer Foundation (submitted)
    Co-Investigator with Dr. Trina Yearwood, Long Island University, School of Education - 2019

     

  • The Impact of Truth Commissions on Crime and Violence
    Office of the Principal, University of the West Indies, JA
    Mona Research Fellowship - 2012

     

  • Truth Commissions and the Caribbean Experience
    Office of Planning and Institutional Research, The University of the West Indies, JA
    New Initiatives Grant– 2008

     

  • International Center for Transitional Justice
    New York
    Research Fellow - 2008

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions

  •  Reparations, Genocides and Human Rights

  • Mass Media and Politics

  • Social Justice

  • Democracy and Democratization

  • African Political Development

  • Caribbean and Latin American Politics

 

SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “The 7 Dimensions of Reparations for Historic Injustice,” Conference on Genocide: Prevention to Justice, The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Canada, University of Toronto, Canada, March 20,2015.
     

  • “How Africa Developed Europe: Walter Rodney and the Moral Burden of Reparations,” 15th Annual Walter Rodney Lecture, The University of the West Indies, Mona, October 10, 2013.
     

  • “Reparations and Justice in Deeply Divided Societies,” Armenian Revolutionary Federation Conference on The Armenian Genocide Report, Yerevan, Armenia, December 12, 2010.
     

  • “The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Report and the Future of Armenian-Turkish Relations,” Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington VA, May 15, 2010.
     

  • “Hidden from our Eyes: A Comparative Assessment of the Haitian and Grenadian Truth Commissions,” International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, New York, Research Fellows Seminar, August 9, 2008.
     

  • “Truth-telling, Genocide, Reparations, Restitution and Truth Commissions,” “Slavery, Reparations and Truth Commissions”, Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies Program, Southwest Minnesota State University, April 24-26, 2007.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • “Reparations for Slavery: Repairing Genocide,”
    International Association of Genocide Scholars, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 13-8, 2019.

     

  • “Unfinished Business: Reparations as Justice in America,”
    Black Internationalism and New York City Conference, Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, New York University. May 1-3, 2019.

     

  • “Tandem Steps: The Relationship of Genocides and Xenophobia,”
    Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide. Institute of Ancient Manuscripts -Matenadaran Yerevan, December 9-11, 2018.

     

  • “From Black Power to Black Lives Matter: Walter Rodney and Black Liberation,”
    Confrontations: UWI Student Protests and the Rodney Disturbance of 1968, The University of the West Indies, Mona, October 18-20, 2018.

     

  • “Governance and Political Transformation in the Caribbean,”
    Governance for Tomorrow Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 25-27, 2018.

     

  • “Political Leadership, Youths and the Politics of Sustainability in the Caribbean:”
    Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit, Runaway Bay, Jamaica, September 29-October 3, 2017.

     

  • “Reparations as Debt: Justice and Genocides,”
    Responsibility 2015: The Armenian Genocide Conference, NY, March 13-15, 2015.

 

Media Appearances

TELEVISION

  • Interview, Television Jamaica – Significance of Mandela Day (2019)
     

  • Political Analyst, Television Jamaica – Local Government Elections (2016
     

  • Political Analyst, Television Jamaica – 77th PNP Conference (2015)
     

  • Interview, Television Jamaica – West Kingston Commission of Enquiry: Is it Relevant? (2014)
     

  • Interview, CVM TV Jamaica– Is Jamaica Ready for a Truth Commission? (2013)
     

  • Interview, Television Jamaica – Truth Telling Prospects in Jamaica (2011)
     

  • Interview, Armenian Public Television – A Just Resolution: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide (2010)

 

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate (1/2)
 

  • African Civilization (2017 – present)
     

  • African Diaspora (2017 – present)
     

  • American Civil Rights (2017 – present)
     

  • The Black Experience (2017 – present)
     

  • Introduction to Political Institutions and Analysis (2007-2017)
     

  • Theories of the State (2010-2017)
     

  • Introduction to African Politics (2010-2016)
     

  • Issues in Contemporary African Politics (2011-2012)
     

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy (2010-2014)
     

  • Caribbean Political Thought (2008-2009)

 

Contact Me

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ 07305

jmccalpin@gmail.com

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