Ohio University

Bayyinah Jeffries

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Associate Professor & Chair
31 S. Court St.

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Education

Ph.D. in African American and African Studies from Michigan State University

M.A. in African American and African Studies from Ohio State University

B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University

Research Interests

Dr. Jeffries’ research focuses on African American social movements, Black Nationalism, African American women’s history, 20th century African American history, issues of identity in relation to the intersection of race, gender, religion and nationalism, African American expressions of self-determination and activism, and comparative black histories.

Courses Taught

At Ohio University

  • AAS 2540 History of Injustice in the United States
  • AAS 3450 The Black Woman
  • AAS 3460 Black Men and Masculinities

At other institutions

  • Early African American History to 1877
  • Introduction to Race & Culture Studies
  • African American History from 1877
  • The Africana Peer-Mentoring Experience
  • African American Social Movements from 1865
  • Contemporary Issues in the African American Community
  • Contemporary Black Women’s Issues

Publications

Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism." In Special Issue Global Black Movements. Genealogy 2019, 3 (3): 34.

“Ocean Hill Brownsville Campaign for Community Control of Schools.” In Encyclopedia of Black Power: From Black is Beautiful to Urban Uprisings. Edited by Akinyele Umoja and Karin Stanford, and Jasmine Young. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (July 2018). 

“The Nation of Islam.” In Encyclopedia of Black Power: From Black is Beautiful to Urban Uprisings. Edited by Akinyele Umoja and Karin Stanford, and Jasmine Young. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (July 2018). 

“A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women”: African American Muslim Women in the Struggle for Black Self Determination, 1950 to 1975. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. 

“Raising Her Voice:’ Writings By, For & About Women in Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, 1961-1975.” In African American Consciousness: Past & Present, ed. James L. Conyers, Jr., 145-173. Rutgers, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012.

Review of A View from the East: Black Cultural Nationalism and Education in New York City, by Kwasi Konadu. Afro - Americans in New York Life and History 36, no. 2 (July 2012): 116-119

“Islam.” In The Female Slave: An Encyclopedia of Daily Life during Slavery in the United States. Edited by Daina Ramey Berry and Deleso A. Alford. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2012.

“Ritual, Leadership, and Community-Building: The Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference.” In Africalogical Perspectives, 5, no. 1 (Sept/Oct. 2008): 27-44.

Orisha.” In Encyclopedia of African Religions. Edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing, Inc., 2008. 

“Swahili.” In Encyclopedia of African Religions. Edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishing, Inc., 2008.

Selected Grants & Awards

National Society of Leadership and Success “Excellence in Teaching" Award, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, 35th Annual Leadership Awards Gala, Ohio University, Athens, OH (nominated)

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Order of Omega and the Women Center, Social Justice in the Classroom Award, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Competitive)

College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Research Fund, Ohio University, Athens, OH (Competitive)

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library, Fellowship Fund, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, (Competitive)

Selected University Service

2015-Present — Committee Member, University Curriculum Council, UCC, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2015-Present — Committee Member, Individual Course Committee, ICC (Subcommittee of UCC), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Fall 2018-Present — Chair, Honorary Degree Committee, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2016-2018 — Committee Member, Honorary Degree Committee, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2015-Present — Core Member, “Between Love & Hate” Theme, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio