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Degrees and Certifications:

BA, New York University MA, University of California-Berkeley MPhil, University of Cambridge PhD, University of California-Berkeley

Dr. Edward C. Davis IV

Mbote! (Greetings)

Spring 2021 marks my first semester at Southland, where I enjoy teaching African American studies.

Previously, I directed Africana and Anthropology at Malcolm X College. In 2014, I became Illinois’ youngest tenured professor in addition to Social Sciences Department Chair at my campus, and Africana studies liaison for the seven campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago.

I have also taught in DR Congo, Brazil, France, England, New York, Mississippi, and California. My research has taken me to the Philippines, Haiti, Angola, Switzerland, Canada, and Germany.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University with a concentration in Africana Political Pedagogies and Foreign Languages.

For graduate school, I earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England, where peers elected me editor-in-chief of the Gates Scholars' journal. At University of California, Berkeley, I earned Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in African American studies, where I wrote a dissertation entitled: Beer, Blood, and the Bible: Economics, Politics, and Geolinguistic Praxis in Kongo-Ngola.

I was born in the Chicago, attended Huth, and graduated from Rich Central.