Assistant Professor

Chair of African and African American Studies, 

New Jersey City University, USA
2017 – 2020

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





“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)



    Political Science
    Brown University, USA (2006)


    Political Science
    Brown University, USA (2002)

    Comparative Government and Political Theory
    University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2002)


    Political Science and International Relations
    University of the West Indies, Jamaica (1999)


  • 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


  • 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



  • “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.


  • “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


  • 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

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