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  • Ajamu Baraka, Green Party VP candidate, at JSU

    October 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am
    Rm 166/266, Dollye M.E. Robinson, Jackson, MS, United States

    Green Party of Mississippi seminar with Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party candidate for Vice President and international human rights activist.

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  • Mississippi Phi Alpha Theta CFP deadline

    October 30, 2016

    Please submit a 250-word paper proposal with contact information (university affiliation, whether you’re a graduate or undergraduate student, e-mail, and phone number) to Dr. Christian Pinnen, Department of History and Political Science, Mississippi College, ( no later than October 30th, 2016.

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Dr. Lomarsh Roopnarine




353 Dollye M.E. Robinson Building

B.A. University at Albany, 1994
University at Albany, 1997
Ph.D. University at Albany, State University of New York, 2002


Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Dr. Roopnarine’s field of study is interdisciplinary, drawing on methods and concepts in history, sociology, economics and environmental science to understand labor migration, resistance, human rights, identity as well as environment policy challenges in the Caribbean. For the past fifteen years, his research has focused on the movement of Asian contract/peasant workers to the Caribbean and their plantation experience with regard to their adaptation to structural dominance.

Dr. Roopnarine’s environmental research focuses on the link between the Guyanese government, the vast interior region and economic development while his current research involves intra-regional (within the Caribbean) and extra-regional Caribbean (to North America and Europe) migration as well as social identity formation in the contemporary Caribbean. Additionally, his research examines social identity of and among East Indian, African and Hispanic Caribbean ethnic groups and is particularly interested in exploring alternative ways in analyzing social identity in the Caribbean. Specifically, he takes the position that Creole identity (Euro-African) does not apply to many Caribbean ethnic groups and has developed a bi-structural analysis of national and trans-Caribbean identities to analyze the social identity of Caribbean Asians and other ethnic groups. Dr. Roopnarine believes that identity is negotiated and shaped by geography, history, political leadership, migration and globalization which is not totally physical or permanent but also imaginative, incorporating issues of ethnicity, resistance, human rights, among other factors

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Link to Dr. Roopnarine's Weekly Column with Guyana Times newspaper


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