Onwubiko Agozino



562B McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-7699


Department Membership



  • Multicultural Criminological Theory
  • Law and Social Change
  • Drug-Free Africana Medicine
  • Africana Research Methodology

Professional Activities

  • Africana Studies Program, Virginia Tech, former Director
  • Summer Transportation Institute, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, former Director
  • Center for Excellence in Inner City Health, EXPORT Partnerships for Community Outreach, former Member of the Board of Advisors


  • Ph.D. University of Edinburgh
  • M.Phil. University of Cambridge
  • B.S. University of Calabar - Nigeria

Awards and Honors

2011 – Outstanding Leadership Award, African Criminology and Justice Association, Washington, DC.

1994 – Mike Brake Memorial Prize for Radical Social Policy and Social Work.

1994 – Certificate of Merit, 13th World Congress of Sociology, Bielefeld, Germany.

Selected Publications


2013. Today Na Today (Poetry), Awgu, Omala Media.

2010. The Debt Penalty: A Play, Awgu, Omala Medic, www.lulu.com Semi-Finalist in Write Movies international screenplay contest, 2011.

Book Chapters

2013. Biko Agozino, 'Africana Studies: The Founding Father and Founding Mother of All Disciplines' in The State of Africana Studies Today, edited by Victor Okafor, Mellen Press, pp. 45-67.


2014. "Indigenous European Justice and Other Indigenous Justices" in special issue on 'Indigenous Perspectives and Counter-Colonial Criminology', African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, Vol.8, issue 1, pp 1-19. Special Issue partly in honor of 10th anniversary of my Counter-Colonial Criminology (2003): http://www.umes.edu/ajcjs/default.aspx?id=50660

2014. 'Isiokwu - The Simulacra of the Simulacra: The Obscenity of Nollywood File' in International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, Volume 11, Number 3 (September 2014): 


2014. 'Contributions of Africana Scholars to the Theory of Human Rights in Sociology' in Theoria and Praxis, Vol. 2, No. 1: The Idea of Human Rights: http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/theoriandpraxis/article/view/39370


2010. Producer-Director, 'Shouters and the Control Freak Empire', Color, 28 minutes, DVD, Gayelle Television, Trinidad and Tobago, March. Best International Short Documentary, Columbia Gorge Film Festival (USA) 2011.

2008. Writer, director, producer of CLR James: The Black Jacobins Sociology Series, 13 episodes, NCC Channels 4 and 16, Trinidad and Tobago.

Sponsored Research

2013. 'The Trial of the Zikists in Colonial Nigeria', Visiting Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, May-July, 2013.

2011. 'Africana Contributions to Science and Technology', Exhibitions in four local libraries (including one middle school and one high school), funded by the National Council For Black Studies community engagement grant of $2,500 with matching grant from campus sources.

2010. Grants from different programs across campus to bring two speakers to campus as part of Black History Month activities (Patricia Hill Collins from UM College Park and Jessica Omilani Alarcon from Cornel University)