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2014-2015 Affiliate Fellows

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Anyabwile Aaron Love, Ph.D.

Anyabwile Aaron Love, Ph.D.


African American Studies

Temple University, 2014

Anyabwile Aaron Love is an Africana Studies scholar. He completed both his B.A. (Cum Laude) and his M.A. in African American Studies from Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in May 2014. His primary research interest considers the necessity of developing and utilizing African centered methodologies in the research of African cultures. Anyabwile’s major research focus proposes a methodology that incorporates African cosmology and philosophies to inform the research of African and African diaspora music and musicians. His passion project is to author a biography on John William Coltrane that utilizes his proposed methodology in the telling of John Coltrane’s narrative. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Lincoln University, Drexel University and was the instructor of record at Temple University during his doctoral studies. Anyabwile has studied in Legon at the University of Ghana. He was a co-founder of the Uhuru Underground Education Conferences in both Philadelphia, PA and Oakland, CA, and is an active member of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC). Anyabwile spent his time as a post-doctoral teaching fellow in the Department of African American Studies refining his teaching pedagogy and revising his dissertation into a book manuscript.  Dr. Love is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Community College of Philadelphia.

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