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Associate Professor and Chair | Department of Afro-American Studies College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Carr received his Ph.D. from Temple University. His academic specialties are in Africana Studies normative theory, Africana intellectual history, classical African history and African-American nationalism. His research interest includes pan-African historiography. Select publications include: Towards an Intellectual History of Africana Studies: Genealogy and Normative Theory (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007), and You Don‘t Call the Kittens Biscuits: Disciplinary Africana Studies and The Study of Malcolm X (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007). As the School District of Philadelphia‘s First Resident Scholar on Race and Culture (1999-2000), Dr. Carr edited and wrote the majority of lesson chapters as well as led a team of academics and educational policymakers in the design of the curriculum framework for the African-American History course now required for public high school students in Philadelphia. Dr. Carr has represented Howard University as a spokesman in a wide range of print and electronic media, including The New York Times, Le Monde, USA Today, MSNBC, National Public Radio, WHUR, WHUT, and CNN, as well as a range of local radio, television, and internet media outlets.