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White, George
 

White, George

Curriculum Vitae

Interim Dean
School of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2641
Office Location: AC-3D08a
gwhite@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Temple University  History  2001 
JD  Harvard Law School  Law  1987 

Dr. White’s first book Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy Toward Africa, 1953-1961 was published in 2005.  His second book will be an edited volume of the papers of a World War II Chaplain, entitled “On the Battlefield For My Lord: The Papers of Rev. Robert Boston Dokes in World War II.”  In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. White also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and has taught courses or portions of courses on the impact of the American legal system on society.


Areas of Expertise

U.S. Foreign Policy towards Africa
African American History
American Law & Society

Books in Field Of Expertise

george white, jr.. Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign POlicy Toward Africa, 1953-1961. Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. .

george white, jr.; Le'Trice Donaldson; Holly Pinhiero. “The Black Soldier in War and Society: New Narratives and Critical Perspectives," a book series. Charlottesville, VA.: University of Virginia, Jan 2021. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

george white, jr.. "“Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos: ‘911 is a Joke’ and its Multiple Messages of Resistance in the Trump Pandemic"." The Journal of Hip Hop Studies. : .

george white, jr.. "“Building a Church in the Army: Chaplain Robert Boston Dokes, Religious Resistance to Racial Segregation, and Black Troops in World War II,”." The International Journal of Africana Studies. vol. 20, no. 1 Spring/Summer 2019: 43-65.

george white, jr.. "“‘Say What One Mo’ Time:’ Transmedia Storytelling and Racial Violence in the 21st Century Through the Lens of The Boondocks,”." The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture. vol. 17, no. 1 Winter 2017: 53-83.

george white, jr.. "“The Color Of Money: Minority Economic History, Identity and Kentucky Into the 21st Century,”." Register for the Society of Kentucky History. vol. 114, no. 2 2016: 161-187.

george white, jr.. "“’I May Not Know Nuttin’ About History But I Ain’t Stupid’: Using The Boondocks to teach About Slavery, Resistance and the Creation of Usable Pasts,”." Fire!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies. 2, no. 1 2013: 26-59.

george white, jr.. ""I Am Teaching Some of the Boys: Chaplain Robert Boston Dokes and Military Testin of Black Soldiers in World War II"." Journal of Negro Education. 81, number 3 Summer 2012: .

george white, jr.. "Big Ballin’!?: Vice President Nixon And The Creation Of The Bureau Of African Affairs In The U.S. Department Of State." Passport. 3 August 2010: .

george white, jr.. "Little Wheel Blues: John Lee Hooker, the Eisenhower Administration, and African Decolonization." Cercles. 5 2002: 109-126.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

george white, jr.. "Chapter Seven “U.S. Relations with Africa and the Middle East, 1815-1919,”." The SHAFR Guide: An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1600”. 2019: .

george white, jr.. "“The Absence of Evidence: Rationalized Racial Terror in the 21st Century Through the Lens of The Boondocks"." Racism: Global Perspectives, Coping Strategies and Social Implications. 2014: .

george white, jr.. "The Aftermath of World War II and the Rise of Amharic, Masculine Hegemony in Ethiopia." Reconstructing Societies in the Aftermath of War. Flavia Brizio-Skov, ed 2005: .

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

george white, jr.. "“Ice Cube and Dem are Wrong, So Very Wrong…and Why That’s Okay,”." The Blerdy Report. November 26, 2020: .

george white, jr.. "“One Nation Under a (Social Justice) Groove,”." The Blerdy Report. June 12, 2020: .

george white, jr.. "“Dark Matter: ‘Just Mercy,’ the Power of Black Families, and the Sadism of White Supremacy,”." The Blerdy Report. February 11, 2020: .

george white, jr.. "“He Was a Man…And they Laid Him Down"." The Blerdy Report. October 21, 2019: .

george white, jr.. "“Welcoming Remarks by the Conference Chair for the 44th Annual NYASA Conference at York College,”." Sankofa Rising: New York African Studies Association Newsletter,. #71 (Spring-Summer 2019: 22-23.

george white, jr.. ""The Cry of Hip Hop: A Meditation on Childish Gambino and the Perils of American Exceptionalism,"." The Blerdy Report. November 30, 2018: .

george white, jr.. ""Strange Fruit Hanging from the Pop[lar]Tree,"." The Blerdy Report. November 30, 2018: .

george white, jr.. "“No Tears for the Blind: Reflections on America’s Dad and our Addiction to Patriarchy,”." The Blerdy Report. May 3, 2018: .

george white, jr.. "“Some Lessons from BLACK PANTHER: the Case for a Closeted Wakanda,”." The Blerdy Report. March 22, 2018: .

george white, jr.. "“R. Kelly and The Boondocks in the Age of Trumpism,”." The Blerdy Report. August 8, 2017: .

george white, jr.. "“DWYCK: Luke Cage, Charles Oakley, and the Consequences of Facing White Rage,”." The Blerdy Report. Feb. 20, 2017: .

george white, jr.. ""The Military in Sub-Saharan Africa"." Encyclopedia of Military Science. 1 of 4 2013: 25-32.

george white, jr.. ""Strip Searched: Race and the Unasked Question in the Airport Scanner Debate"." Nation of Cowards. November 25, 2010: .

george white, jr.. "The Power of Naming: Glenn Beck and His "Rally"." Nation of Cowards. September 4, 2010: .

george white, jr.. "Race Matters in the Ft. Hood Shootings." Nation of Cowards. November 2009: .

george white, jr.. "There is a Stone in My Heart." SHAFR Blog. April 2009: .

george white, jr.. "Senator Edward Brooke, III." Encyclopedia of African American History. 1 2009: .

george white, jr.. "James P. Comer." Encyclopedia of African American History. 1 2009: .

george white, jr.. "Ring the Bell." SHAFR Blog. March 2009: .

george white, jr.. "The Pimps Have Left the Building." SHAFR Blog. February 2009: .

george white, jr.. "First Voices: Breaking the Cycle." SHAFR Blog. March 2009: .

george white, jr.. "A Prophecy of Class Warfare." SHAFR Blog. February 2009: .

george white, jr.. "The "No Plan"-Plan to Rebuild Iraq." SHAFR Blog. January 2009: .

george white, jr.. "Call & Response." SHAFR Blog. December 2008: .

george white, jr.. "Benjamin O. Davis. Sr." Encyclopedia of War and American Society. 2006: .

george white, jr.. "Executive Order #9981." Encyclopedia of War and American Society. 2006: .

george white, jr.. "African Americans and World War II." Americans At War Encyclopedia. 2004: .

george white, jr.. "Imperialism, United States, 1898-1914." Americans At War Encyclopedia. 2004: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"the Journal of Cold War Studies" vol. 18, no. 2: 195-197.

"American Historical Review" April 2013, vol. 118, no. 2: 546-547.

"H-Diplo" forthcoming 2012: .

"H-Diplo" June 30, 2010: online.

"Register of the Kentucky Historical Society" 2004: vol. 101, pp. 201-203.

"Register of the Kentucky Historical Society" 2003: vol. 100, pp. 253-255.

"Journal of Mississippi History" 2002: .

"The Journal of East Tennessee History" 2001: .

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" “To Bear Arms, To Bear Our Hearts: Black Soldiering as an Expression of Black Love,” a presentation at the Hine/Horne Book Plenary " September 17, 2020: the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

" “Foucault’s Liminal Fighters: Race, the Legacy of Black Soldiering, and the Lingering Question of Citizenship in America,” " September 3, 2020: the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

" “Looking Up at Down:” Chaplain Robert B. Dokes, White Supremacy, and the Struggle for Citizenship in America During World War II, " " October 4, 2018: Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

" August 8th in America: Memory, Power, and the Meanings of a People's History " November 2011: East Tennessee Historical Society.

" Black Christian Soldiers: Reverend Robert Boston Dokes, World War II, and Religion in the Military " May 22, 2010: Society of Military History.

" Facilitator/Moderator for the panel “Citizenship, History, and Remembering African American Life,” " February 20, 2010: Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series and Black History Month Symposium, Rutgers University-Newark.

" The Lord Has Called Us to a Hard Task: Chaplain Robert Dokes, Black Soldiers, and the Practice of Transgressive Citizenship in World War II " December 2, 2009: York College Provost Lecture Series.

" Big Ballin’!?: Vice President Nixon And The Creation Of The Bureau Of African Affairs In The U.S. Department Of State " June 26, 2009: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

" We Held Out Our Eyes, Delirious With Grace: The Meaning and Significance of August 8th as Emancipation Day " February 3, 2007: Association for African American History and Historical Preservation.

" Building a Church in the Army: Chaplain Robert Boston Dokes, Black Religious Practice, and Racial Resistance in World War II " February 19, 2014: Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

The Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee: 2002-2003.

Geraldine R. Dodge Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rutgers Institute on Ethncity, Culture, and the Modern Experience: 2001-2002.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY 52, Archival Research Trips. 2020: $3,500.

Blackstone Investments - Charitable Foundation, Blackstone LaunchPad/Tech Stars. 2020: $300,000.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Do Black Soldiers Matter?. 2020: $100,000.

CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, Globalizing the Curriculum. 2018: $5,000.

PSC-CUNY 48, Archiving the Clarence Irving, Jr. Black American Music & Heritage collection. 2016: $6,000.

Teagle Foundation, Braiding Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Teacher Education. 2015: $25,000.

York College CETL, Creating History: The Efficacy of Using Oral History Projects in an African American History Course. 2008-2009: $3,000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

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Other Professional Activities and Public Service

“Hope and Commitment: The Deeper Meanings of Juneteenth,” a Speech at the Black Resource Network/York SBDC Juneteenth Celebration: 2020.

Discussant, “Black America Since MLK: A Look at The Last 50 Years,” a screening of Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ new documentary held by State Senator Leroy Comrie: 2017.

“Is This a Muslim Exclusion Act,” a teach-in on President Trump’s Executive Order #13769: 2017.

“Leaving the Rowboat,” Keynote Address at the 2017 Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented by the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association and the Supreme Court of the State of New York: 2017.

“When the Syndrome is Around, Don’t Let Your Guard Down,” a brief history of the band known as Parliament/Funkadelic, for World Music Day 2016: 2016.

“The Inaugural Last Lecture,” York College SGA: 2016.

“Black Lives Matter: Is Our Justice System Broken?” the 16th Annual Kenneth N. Browne Community Law Forum, sponsored by the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association: 2015.

“Confronting the Politics of Abandonment: Hip Hop and American History, From the South Bronx to Ferguson, Missouri,” for the York Chapter of NAFME: 2014.

“Building a Church in the Army: Chaplain Robert Boston Dokes, Black Religious Practice, and Racial Resistance in World War II,” lecture - The Center for Force and Diplomacy, Temple University: 2014.

REVIEWER, African Americans in American Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama, University of Illinois Press: 2013.

“‘I Get Innervisions Like Stevie:’ Stevie Wonder as Inspiration for Hip Hop Artists,” for the York College Stevie Wonder Symposium: March 2012.

Outside Reader for the "Journal of Contemporary History": November 2011.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Martin Luther King Day, Knoxville, Tennessee: January 2012.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Hidden History of African Americans in Appalachia: November 2011.

HISTORICAL CONSULTANT, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for the upcoming documentary series on Cold War Propaganda: forthcoming, Fall 2011.

REVIEWER, Andrew DeRoche and Eric Morgan’s Manuscript Prospectus for a proposed book "Globalization and Sub-Saharan Africa" from Routledge Publishing: October 2010.

REVIEWER, Jorge Orejuela's book-length manuscript "Rap and Hip Hop in America" from Pearson Education: June 2010.

LE TRICE DONALDSON Dissertation Committe, University of Memphis: 2009-present.

Scholarly paper, “Black Christian Soldiers: Reverend Robert Boston Dokes, World War II, and Religion in the Military,” delivered at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History: May 22, 2010.

TRAVIS HARDY Dissertation Committee, University of Tennessee: 2006-2010.

Facilitator/Moderator for the panel “Citizenship, History, and Remembering African American Life,” Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series and Black History Month Symposium, Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience: February 20, 2010.

Chair of the panel “Forgotten Chapters of the Black Freedom Struggle, 1941-1960,” the annual meeting of the American Historical Association: January 9, 2010.

Chair, William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Prize Committee - SHAFR: 2009.

Scholarly paper, “The Lord Has Called Us To a Hard Task: Reverend Robert Boston Dokes, Black Soldiers, and the Practice of Transgressive Citizenship in World War II,” the Association for the Study of African American History and Life: October 2, 2009.

Chair of the panel “The Limits of Liberation: Southern Africa and American Foreign Relations,” the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations: June 27, 2008.

Member, Bernath-Gelfand and Rappaport Prizes Committee: 2007-2008.

REVIEWER, Eric Morgan;s book proposal "We Must Transform the World", University of Georgia Press: June 2012.

Member, Program Committee - SHAFR: 2004-2006.