deReef jamisonAssistant Professor
(205) 975-9652 or 975-5342
Heritage Hall 318

DeReef Jamison’s research attempts to demonstrate the connections between Africana intellectual history and social science that are too often seen as disconnected. In particular, he examines how particular historical figures in the Africana intellectual tradition explore the notion of cultural consciousness. As a facilitator, Dr. Jamison encourages students to step outside the box and think critically about the world in which they live. In the spirit of those pioneering scholars in African American Studies that stressed academic excellence and social responsibility, he seeks to contribute to the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and assist in facilitating social change.

  • BS, Bowie State University, Psychology
  • MS, Florida A&M University, Community Psychology
  • PhD, Temple University, African American Studies

  • Jamison, D. (2018). "The Wright Way: Bobby Wright and the construction of a critical race psychology". Whispering Out Loud: Voices of Africana. Michael Tillotson, ed. Africa World Press. (in press)
  • Jamison, D. (2017). "Wade Nobles: The intellectual as healer". Journal of Black Studies, 48, (6), (pp. 535-550).
  • Jamison, D. (2017). "Decoding and deconstructing the cultural logic of white supremacy". Africology: Journal of Pan African Studies,10, (6), (pp. 42-58).
  • Jamison, D. (2016). "Kobi Kambon: Portrait of an African-centered psychologist". Journal of Black Studies, 47, (6), (pp. 592-609).
  • Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 200)
  • Black Psychology (AAS 325)
  • Psychology of Hip Hop (AAS 250)
  • African Aesthetics and Religion (AAS 330)
  • Research Methods (AAS 350)
  • African American Studies Organization
  • African American Psychology Student Association