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Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

Keynote Speaker: Expert on Race Relations; Host, "PBS History Detectives"; Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania,

Tukufu Zuberi Biography

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, a Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a visiting professor at Mekerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He currently directs the African Census Analysis Project (ACAP), an international collaboration with African nations.

An important academic voice in America, Dr. Zuberi's research focuses on race and African and African Diaspora populations. He developed and expanded the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zuberi holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, is the author or editor of several books, articles, essays, and reviews, and has received numerous awards for his academic work. Dedicated to bringing a fresh view of culture and society to the public, he is a regular guest lecturer at colleges and universities across the country and internationally, and on various television programs.

Dr. Zuberi is the author of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth-Century and Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie. He has just completed a manuscript on the history of the Sudan, entitled Pearls of the African Sea: Jenne, Gao, and Timbuktu. He is the editor of the General Demography of Africa (a multi-volume series), and has written more than 50 scholarly articles and co-edited five volumes. Dr. Zuberi has edited or co-edited special issues of the December 2000 Black Scholar on "Transcending Traditions: African, African Diaspora, and African American Studies in the 21st Century;" the March 2000 issue of 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;" a volume of "Race and Society on Racial Statistics;" and a volume of The Journal of Black Studies. He is co-editor of the recently published The Demography of South Africa and White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology.

Dr. Zuberi is popularly known as a host on the hit Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series The History Detectives. Now in its seventh season, History Detectives regularly shows the way individual objects can serve as a lens into the past. As a "history detective," Dr. Zuberi is an observer of the social and cultural forces that shape historical mysteries in America society.

Raised in the housing projects of Oakland, California in the 1970s, he embraced the name Tukufu Zuberi – Swahili for "beyond praise" and "strength." He has said "I took the name because of a desire to make and have a connection with an important period where people were challenging what it means to be a human being."

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Tukufu Zuberi Videos

Tukufu Zuberi on the Redesigned Africa Galeeries at the Penn ...
Whose Stuff is it, Anyway? Decolonization and the Role of Museums ...
April 7, 2017 From My Point of View: Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

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How much does it cost to book Tukufu Zuberi?

Booking fees for Tukufu Zuberi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tukufu Zuberi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tukufu Zuberi?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tukufu Zuberi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tukufu Zuberi for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tukufu Zuberi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tukufu Zuberi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tukufu Zuberi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tukufu Zuberi for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Tukufu Zuberi generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Seale, Mark Anthony Neal and Clayborne Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tukufu Zuberi for an upcoming event.

Tukufu Zuberi Videos

Tukufu Zuberi on the Redesigned Africa Galeeries at the Penn ...
Whose Stuff is it, Anyway? Decolonization and the Role of Museums ...
April 7, 2017 From My Point of View: Dr. Tukufu Zuberi
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi endorses Black Doctoral Network Conference 2013
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi: understanding universal nature of human history ...

Tukufu Zuberi Speaking Topics

  • Diversity:Tapping the Full Pool of Human Talent

  • Social & Cultural Forces Shaping Historical Mysteries in American Society

  • Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie

Tukufu Zuberi News

How to book Tukufu Zuberi?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tukufu Zuberi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tukufu Zuberi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tukufu Zuberi or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Tukufu Zuberi?

Booking fees for Tukufu Zuberi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tukufu Zuberi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Tukufu Zuberi?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tukufu Zuberi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tukufu Zuberi for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tukufu Zuberi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tukufu Zuberi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Tukufu Zuberi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tukufu Zuberi for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Tukufu Zuberi generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Seale, Mark Anthony Neal and Clayborne Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tukufu Zuberi for an upcoming event.

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