Dr. Mark Christian is a tenured and full Professor & Chair of Africana Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. He received his BA (Honors) in Sociology & American Studies from Liverpool Hope University, his MA in Africana/Black Studies from The Ohio State University, and his PhD in Sociology from The University of Sheffield. Dr. Christian is a senior Fulbright scholar recipient, and a former research fellow at the University of London's Commonwealth Institute. He was a board member of the National Council for Black Studies (2006-2008), He is the author of Multiracial Identity: An International Perspective (Palgrave, 2000) and editor of Black Identity in the 20th Century: Expressions of the US and UK African Diaspora (London: Hansib, 2002), and two other edited books. He has also been the guest editor of three special issue journals (2006, 2008, and 2010). He has been the book review editor for the Journal of African American Studies (2007-2014). Dr. Christian’s latest award winning book concerns the issue of Black faculty in majority White university and college settings. The book is an edited volume entitled: Integrated but Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominately White Space (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2012). He has numerous journal articles and book chapters to his name. Currently he is working on a number of interdisciplinary projects involving historical-cultural-sociological contexts and the philosophy and practice of Africana/Black Studies in the 21st Century.