Afro-American Studies: Dr. Zuberi
Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology, has been named the director
of the Afro-American Studies Program. At Penn since 1988, he has
served as chair of the Graduate Group in Demography (1995-1998),
and as Director of African Studies (1999-2000). He has also taught
at Mekerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the University of
Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Zuberis research has focused on African and African Diaspora
populations and the methods of analyzing human difference, developed
in his books, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of
Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth-Century (University of
Chicago Press in 1995) and Thicker Than Blood: How Racial Statistics
Lie (University of Minnesota Press in 2001).
has written more than 35 scholarly articles and co-edited two volumes.
Dr. Zuberi co-edited a special issue of the December 2000 Black
Scholar on Transcending Traditions: African, African Diaspora,
and African American Studies in the 21st Century; and a special
issue of March 2000 the Annals of the American Academy of Political
and Social Science on The Study of African American Problems:
Papers in Honor of W.E.B. Du Bois.
currently directs two research projects: the African Census Analysis
Project (ACAP) and the Interracial Contact and Social Stratification
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