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 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, Clayborne Carson and Montel Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tukufu Zuberi for an upcoming event.
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