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Joseph Jordan - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Joseph Jordan Joseph Jordan

Director, Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History | UNC-Chapel Hill


For more than 20 years Joseph Jordan has been an educator, researcher and program manager in the arts and in cultural heritage






Stone Center | Presentation to the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees | January 22, 2015




Dr. Joseph Jordan has been Director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History since 2001. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor, African/African-American Studies, an affiliate faculty member in the curriculum in Global Studies, and Director of the Venezuela Aspects of the African Diaspora Study Abroad Project. His current work focuses on the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora.

His writing includes an upcoming special issue of Black Scholar, co-edited with Daynali Flores-Rodriguez on the Life and Work of Frantz Fanon, and an essay entitled Can the Artist Speak? Hamid Kachmar’s Subversive Redemptive Art of Resistance in Bodies of Knowledge: Interviews, African Art, and Scholarly Narratives, Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee, eds., (Indiana University Press forthcoming 2012). Other work includes Globilizacíon y Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual: Problemas y Perspectivas, Política Exterior y Soberania. Publicacíon Trimestral del Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomáticos ‘Pedro Gual’, Julio-Septiembere 2007; and Cabral, Solidarity and the African Diaspora in the Americas (book chapter) in Cabral no Cruzamento de Épocas: Comunicações e Discursos Produzidos no II Simpósio Internacional Amílcar Cabral, (2005)

He currently serves as a Board member of the National Council for Black Studies as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Black Scholar Journal of Black Studies and Research; as a member of the Editorial Board of PALARA – Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association; and as co-chair of TransAfrica Forum’s Scholar’s Council. He is a founding member of the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network, and a member of the coordinating team of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project. He is a graduate of Norfolk State
University (B.A.), Ohio State University (M.A., M.S.)
and Howard University (Ph.D.)

Industry Expertise (3)

Museums and Institutions


Program Development

Areas of Expertise (6)

African / Afro - American Studies

African American Culture

Black and Native American Interactions

Afro-Latin Studies

Racial Justice

Social Justice Movements

Education (3)

Norfolk State University: B.A.

Ohio State University: M.A., M.S.

Howard University: Ph.D.

Media Appearances (2)

The Life And Legacy Of Amiri Baraka

WUNC 91.5  online


Host Frank Stasio is joined by three participants in tomorrow’s symposium: Sonia Sanchez, renowned poet and activist who is a longtime friend and colleague of Amiri Baraka; Michael Simanga, activist and scholar who authored the book “Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People: History and Memory” (Palgrave MacMillan/2015); and Joseph Jordan, professor of African/African-American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and the director of Stone Center...

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Civil rights icon Julian Bond's impact deepens with the decades

Daily Tar Heel  online


Despite these pioneering moments, Joseph Jordan, director of the Stone Center, said he speculated Bond would be uncomfortable discussing his legacy. “He was one of those folks in the movement who had a very recognizable name but really saw his role as working in the background, doing the kind of difficult work of organizing and keeping institutions functioning,” Jordan said...

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