Keith Claybrook

Academic Specialties/ Area of interest:

  • History of Black Liberation Movements
  • History of African Americans in Higher Education
  • African Liberation Movements
  • Caribbean Liberation Movements
  • African and African Diasporic Spirituality
  • African Indigenous Pedagogy
  • History of the African Diaspora
  • History of African American Reparations Movement
  • History of Hip Hop      

Education Information (degrees and Universities attended):

  • Undergraduate:
    • B.A. in African American Studies, concentration in History, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
    • B.A. in History, concentration in Africa, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Graduate:
    • M.A. in General Education concentration Intercultural Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
    • Ph.D. in Cultural Studies with Africana Studies Certificate, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA


  • AFRS 120- African American History to 1865
  • AFRS 121- African American History Since 1865- Present
  • AFRS 150- Critical Thinking in Africana Studies
  • AFRS 201- History of Slavery
  • AFRS 475- Racism and Sexism: An Analytical Approach
  • AFRS 495- Research Methods in Africana Studies

Personal Statement

As a faculty member in the Department of Africana Studies, I share information with our students and work with them to develop their knowledge base. In addition, I cultivate critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that are needed and necessary in an ever-increasing competitive academic and professional world. Essential in the preparation and cultivation of our students is mentorship, which is a passion of mine. As growing and developing scholars, our students must be equipped with comprehensive accurate information, theoretical and philosophical approaches that are both critical, reaffirming, and transformative, and committed to doing their very best both in and out of the classroom. The Department of Africana Studies offers an opportunity for all such things.

Professional and community affiliations

  • African Heritage Studies Association
  • National Council for Black Studies
  • Reparations United Front
  • Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus