About Us

Principal Objectives

The Molefi Kete Asante Institute is a highly organized think-tank producing papers and research on every aspect of the African world. Its work encompasses the United States, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia as well as the continent of Africa. Wherever there is a need to understand and explain the presence, conditions, situations of Africans the researchers of the Institute are prepared to produce official and peer-reviewed articles and reports on a plethora of topics such as economics, environment, education, good governance, HBCUs, history, leadership innovation, and women studies.

Philosophy

Founded on the basis of the Afrocentric philosophy articulated in the more than seventy five books of Molefi Kete Asante, the Institute is devoted to studying, researching, and investigating all issues from the standpoint of African people as agents and subjects of human experience, not as on the margins of any other culture. The experts ask the question, “How do African people see this event, experience, or condition with their own eyes?” Such a perspective provides remarkably new interpretations of human phenomena in the African world. Thus, the scholars who serve as experts in the Institute are highly educated, well-trained researchers and published authors who attempt in a non-partisan manner to provide their best insight into topics and themes covered by the Institute.

Administration

Stephanie Yarbough
Associate Fellow

Ana Yenenga Asante
Executive Director

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante
President and
Senior Fellow

Dr. Ama Mazama
Provost and Senior Fellow

Senior Fellows

Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt
Senior Fellow

Dr. Maulana Karenga
Senior Fellow

Dr. Adeniyi Coker
Senior Fellow

Dr. George Sefa Dei
Senior Fellow

Dr. Garvey Lundy
Senior Fellow

Dr. Tunde Babawale
Senior Fellow

Dr. Jean Bertrand Aristide
Senior Fellow

Dr. Frederic Bertley
Senior Fellow

Dr. Haki Madhubuti
Senior Fellow

Dr. Lewis Gordon
Senior Fellow

Dr. D. Zizwe Poe
Senior Fellow

Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio
Senior Fellow

Dr. M. Bilolo
Senior Fellow

Fellows

Dr. Adisa Alkebulan
Fellow

Dr. V. Nzingha Gaffin
Fellow

Dr. Salim Faraji
Fellow

Dr. Katherine Bankole Medina
Fellow

Dr. Mutombo Nkulu N’Sengha
Fellow

Prof. M. K. Asante
Fellow

Dr. Martell Teasley
Fellow

Dr. Victor Okafor
Fellow

Dr. Jeanne Baraka-Love
Fellow

Dr. Vimbai Chivaura
Fellow

Dr. Christel Temple
Fellow

Dr. Shadrack Gutto
Fellow

Dr. Ronald Stephens
Fellow

Dr. Daryl Harris
Fellow

Dr. Mark Christian
Fellow

Dr. Akinyela Umoja
Fellow

Dr. Munashe Furusa
Fellow

Dr. Ebrima Sall
Fellow

Dr. Augustine Nwoye
Fellow

Dr. Jeannette Davidson
Fellow

Dr. Michael Tillotson
Fellow

Dr. Mildred Trouillot Aristide
Fellow

Dr. Serie McDougal
Fellow

Dr. Suzuko Morikawa
Fellow

Dr. Ana M. Ferreira
Fellow

Dr. Jing Yin
Fellow

Dr. Yoshitaka Miike
Fellow

Dr. Ayele Bekerie
Fellow

Dr. Simphiwe Sesanti
Fellow

Dr. Njoki Wane
Fellow

Dr. Erika Vora
Fellow

Dr. Adebayo Olukoshi
Fellow

Omotunde Kete Asare
Fellow

Dr. Reiland Rabaka
Fellow

Dr. Susan Goodwin
Fellow

Dr. Joyce King
Fellow

Dr. Vusi Gumede
Fellow

Lansana Hotep
Fellow

Dr. Elisa Larkin Nascimento
Fellow

Dr. Harvey Millar
Fellow

Dr. Barney Pityana
Fellow

Dr. Ibram Rogers
Fellow

Dr. Tunde Bewaji
Fellow

Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon
Fellow

Dr. Luka Nkuka
Fellow

Dr. Stella Williams
Fellow

Dr. Julie Morgan
Fellow

Dr. Ishola Williams
Fellow

Dr. Diane Turner
Fellow

Dr. Antumi Toasije
Fellow

Dr. Ergimino Mucale
Fellow

Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems
Fellow

Dr. James Conyers
Fellow

Charles Fuller
Honorary Fellow

Dr. Edward Robinson
Honorary Fellow(Deceased)