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Salim Faraji, PhD.

Title: Professor, Africana Studies

Department: Africana Studies

Office: LCH B310
Phone Extension: x2402
Email Username: sfaraji

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Books

  • The Last Pharaoh: The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered; A Study on Late Antique Africa  (Trenton: Africa World Press, Under Contract).  
  • MontuScholar: Mysticism and Martial Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora (Africa World Press, Under Review).
  • The Blueprint: For Black Mothers Raising Boys from Conception through College (Chicago Third World Press, Under Contract).
  • The Origin of Word Amen: Ancient Knowledge the Bible has Never Told (Los Angeles: Amen Ra Theological Seminary Press, 2006).


 

Encyclopedia & Reference Works

  • Salim Faraji. “Silko,” “Julian,” “Longinus,” “Ameniras,” “Arkamaniqo,” “Arkamani,” In Dictionary of African Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong. (New York & Oxford: Oxford University, 2011).
  • Salim Faraji.“Atum.” & “Kingship” In Encyclopedia of African Religion. Edited by Molefi K. Asante & Ama Mazama (Sage, 2008). CSUDH Library  


 

Articles & Chapters

  • “King Silko and the Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Reappraisal of the Post-Meroitic Period. Rethinking Cultural Hybridity and Multiple Religious Identities,” Beitrage zur Sudanforschung – Band 10 2009  
  • “Kush and Rome on the Egyptian Southern Frontier: Where Barbarians Worshipped as Romans and Romans Worshipped as Barbarians,” Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity VI: Romans, Barbarians and the Roman World,Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference (Forthcoming)  
  • “Revisiting and Reconsidering AFRICOM under the Obama Administration: The Case of Ghana,Ghanaweb July 12, 2009
  • “The Obama Administration: Revisiting and Reconsidering AFRICOM,” The Journal of Pan African Studies Vol. 2, no. 9 March (2009) 
  • “Breaking With Tradition: Why Two Young African American Professors Support Barack Obama,” Black Commentator (Jan/2008, No. 261)
  • “Slavery and Religion in America: Africa’s Unsung Legacy,” Sacred History Magazine (Jan/Feb 2007). 
  • “A Disproportionate Legacy: From Slavery to Sovereignty in America; A Critical Reflection on the 140th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment,” Black Leadership Forum Newsletter (February, 2006).  
  • “Walking Back to Go Forward,” Black Religion After the Million Man March. (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998).
  • "You Are: An African Prayer,” Journal of Religious Thought, Howard University School of Divinity (Summer/Fall 1995).  
  •  Prospective: “Kingship and the Origins of Christianity in Ancient Nubia” Feminist & Post-Colonial Perspectives of African Religions: Essays in Honor of Kathleen Wicker, eds. Musa W. Dube & Althea Spencer Miller 
  • Prospective: “Ancient Egyptian Process Thought: Toward a Philosophy of Sovereignty; Mapping New Terrains for Black Theology,” Going through Changes: Black Religion Scholars on Process Thought, ed. Monica A. Coleman



 

Academic Presentations

  • 11th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Lecture Presentation: “King Silko and the Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Reappraisal of the Post-Meroitic Period. Rethinking Cultural Hybridity and Multiple Religious Identities.” (September, 2008), Vienna, Austria.  
  • National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Once Upon A Time There Was a Black Super Her Revisiting Classical Greek Representations of Ethiopian Kingship & Black Masculinity.” (March, 2008), Atlanta, GA  
  • National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Prioritizing Africana Historiography: The Task to Formulate an Africana Trans-disciplinary Theory.” (March, 2007), San Diego, CA  
  •  National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Envisioning Africana Religions: Building Bridges between Black Studies and Black Religious and Theological Scholarship.” (March, 2006), Houston, Texas.  
  • Claremont Graduate University, School of Religion History of Religion’s Colloquium: Representations of the Other Panel Respondent: Immediate-Historical and Ongoing-Historical Ramifications/Consequences; Early Christianity and African Diaspora traditions (November, 2004), Claremont, CA.  
  • Emory University, Department of Religion Visiting Lecturer: African American Religions – “African Derived Religions and the Contemporary Usage of Ancient Nile Valley Sovereign Religion: A Study of three contemporary Black Religious Movements” (October, 2004), Atlanta, GA.  
  •  UCLA Graduate Conference for Late Antique Studies Lecture Presentation: “The Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Transitional Culture in Late Antique Africa.”(April, 2003) Los Angeles, CA.  
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panel Respondent for Pan-African/Womanist Group: Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, “Signs and images of the African Dark Mother in Spain: A Clue to the Central Belief of Harmonious Medieval Cultures of Jews, Christians, and African Muslims before 1492.”(March 2003) U.C. Davis  
  •  Blackness in Global Contexts Conference Lecture Presentation: “A Consideration of Blackness through Religious Thought and Practice: Introducing the Discipline of Pan African Religious Studies.”(March, 2002) U.C. Davis  
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panelist for History of Christianity Group: “The Roots of Nubian Christianity: The Silko Inscription as Religious Practice and Precursor to the Christianization of Ancient Nubia; The Temple of Kalabsha as Context.”(March, 2002) St. Mary College, Moraga, California  
  • Twelfth Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Ancient Egypt as Seen by the Apologists & Apostolic Church Fathers.” (October, 2002) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • UCLA Graduate Conference for Late Antique Studies Lecture Presentation: “Melitius and The Church of the Martyrs in Upper Egypt.”(April, 2000) Los Angeles, CA.  
  • Eleventh Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Constructing the discipline of Pan African Religious Studies.”(October, 1999) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • Tenth Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Prophetic Texts of Resistance in Late Antique Egyptian Religion.”(October, 1998) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Lecture Presentation: The Contour and Content of African World Religions and Philosophy.”(September, 1997)Los Angeles, CA.    
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panelist for Black Theology Workshop, Lecture Presentation: “A Liberation Theology ofReligions: Foundations for a Pan African Social Theology.”(March, 1997) Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union.


 

International Projects

  • Building Libraries for Africa Vice President and Co-Founder. Prospective building campaigns in Ghana and Cameroon. Organize and mobilize African Diaspora communities and others of goodwill in the U. S. for the purpose of supporting and building small community-based libraries in rural villages in Africa.


 

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