Professor Richard Yidana

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Contact

Professor Richard Yidana
2165 AuSable Hall
yidanar@gvsu.edu
616-331-3183

Education

Binghamton University
Ph.D. Sociology

Fields

Social Movements, Anticolonial and National Liberation Movements (Africa & the African Diaspora), Development and Culture (Africa, Asia & Latin America), Ethno-Nationalism and Social Change (Developing World)

Courses

Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Sociology of Civil Rights

Current Research Interests

New histories, new nationalisms, new state transformations, and comparative national development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Biography

Prior to coming to Grand Valley, Professor Yidana worked as a Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at Binghamton University & SUNY Cortland. Courses taught ranged from Comparative Social Development to West African History. His research and career interests include: Social Movements; Anticolonial & National Liberation Movements (Africa & the African Diaspora); Development & Culture (Africa, Asia & Latin America); and Ethno-Nationalism and Social Change (Developing World). Richard received his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Binghamton University, State University of New York. 



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