G. Ugo Nwokeji
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Title Assistant Professor
Department African American Studies

686 Barrows Hall

Phone (510) 643-8203

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G. Ugo Nwokeji received his doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1999, joined the Department in 2003 from the University of Connecticut, where he had taught for four years. A specialist in African and Atlantic history, his primary research focus is the slave trade from Africa, which he approaches from a perspective that speaks to culture formation in the Americas. With Professor David Eltis of Emory University, Professor Nwokeji is presently creating a database of ethnic background of 70,000 Africans who were rescued from slave ships by the British navy during the 19th century.

Professor Nwokeji is currently completing a book manuscript dealing with the slave trade in the Bight of Biafra, as well as coediting a book, to be titled "Religion, History and Politics in Nigeria." In the past few years, he has been Research Associate of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, Germany.[1]

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Dr. Nwokeji, we are certainly indebted to you for your extraordinary research and the honor at last prepared for our ancestors. Please allow us to continue to share your vast knowledge and information so that we better understand the phenomenology of our history between the two continents and therefore begin to truly represent our own unique and authentic ase and disaporic cooperation in the third and fourth centuries. Sincerely, W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed aka Groovetak Network News

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