Salim Faraji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies
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Dr. Salim Faraji is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He earned his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University in Religious Studies and History. Dr. Faraji’s research and scholarship represents the cutting edge of Africana Transdisciplinarity, transgressing the traditional boundaries of Religious Studies, African History, Nubian Studies, Ancient History, African Diaspora Studies, Martial Arts and Youth Development & Education. He is the author of The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh and co-author of The Plan: A Guide for Women Raising African American Boys from Conception to College and The Plan Workbook. He is also a co-author of the book, The Origin of the Word Amen: Ancient Knowledge the Bible Has Never Told and a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of African Religion and the Oxford Dictionary of African Biography. He is a researcher and practitioner of African and African American martial arts and is currently revising his work MontuScholar: Mysticism and Martial Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora.
Dr. Faraji is also Vice President of Building Libraries for Africa a non-profit organization dedicated to providing libraries and literary resources for rural villages in Africa. He also presents a ministerial background having completed his Master of Divinity at the Claremont School of Theology and formerly served in the United Methodist and Unitarian Universalist Churches. He is currently a licensed minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Churches and a practicing African Traditional Priest who has been initiated in both Akan traditions of Ghana, West Africa and the classical traditions of the Nile Valley. He has made several trips to West Africa and Egypt.
“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” In Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World. eds. Ralph W. Mathisen and Danuta Shanzer. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2011, pp. 223-231.
“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).