Onwubiko Agozino

ONWUBIKO AGOZINO

Onwubiko Agozino

Professor

Office

562 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

(540) 231-7699

Email

Department Membership

Sociology

Expertise

  • Law and Society
  • Sociology
  • Africana Studies
  • Decolonization of Social Sciences

Professional Activities

  • Editor-In-Chief, AJCJS
  • Experts Roster, Nuremberg Principles Academy
  • Member Forum Indigenous Research Excellence
  • International Advisory Board Member, Sociology
  • International Advisory Board, Criminology &C.J.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Edinburgh

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Best International Short Documentary, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, USA 2011

    International Visiting Fellowships, Flinders University, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand, June 2018

    Outstanding Leadership Award, African Criminology and Justice Association

    Selected Publications

    Books

    Agozino, Onwubiko. Critical, Creative and Centered Scholar-Activism: The Fourth Dimensionalism of Agwuncha Arthur Nwankwo. FDP, 2016. 

    Agozino, Onwubiko. Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason. Pluto Press, 2003.

    Agozino, Onwubiko. Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonization of Victimisation. Aldershot, 1997. 

    Agozino, Onwubiko. The Debt Penalty. Omala Media, 2010. 

    Textbooks

    Agozino, Onwubiko. Multicultural Criminological Theory. Pearson, forthcoming.

    Edited Books

    Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Migration Research. Edited by Onwubiko Agozino, 2000. Routledge, 2018. 

    Pan African Issues in Crime and Justice. Edited by Onwubiko Agozino and Anita Kalunta-Crumpton, 2004. Routledge, 2018. 

    Articles

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The Withering Away of the Law: An Indigenous Perspective on the Decolonisation of the Criminal Justice System and Criminology." Journal of Global Integrity, vol. 3, no. 1, 2018. ro.uow.edu.au/jgi/vol3/iss1/2

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The View Beyond Looking: Isaac Julien’s Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask." Karib – Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2017, p. 2. DOI: 10.16993/karib.36

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The Ire of Satire Meets the Error of Terror," Sociological Research Online, vol. 20, no. 4, 2015. www.socresonline.org.uk/20/4/8.html

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "Indigenous European Justice and Other Indigenous Justices." Indigenous Perspectives and Counter-Colonial Criminology, special issue of African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1–19. www.umes.edu/ajcjs/default.aspx?id=50660

    "The Poetic Jurisprudence of Zikism." Zikism: The Liberation Philosophy of Nnamdi Azikiwe, a special issue of Journal on African Philosophy, edited by Biko Agozino, no. 10, 2014. www.africaknowledgeproject.org/index.php/jap/issue/view/174

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The Simulacra of the Simulacra: The Obscenity of Nollywood Films." International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, vol. 11, no. 3, 2014. www.baudrillardstudies.com/contents/volume-eleven-number-three/biko/

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "Contributions of Africana Scholars to the Theory of Human Rights in Sociology." Theoria and Praxis, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014. pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/theoriandpraxis/article/view/39370

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The Africana paradigm in Capital: The Debts of Karl Marx to People of African Descent." Review of African Political Economy, vol. 41, no. 140, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2013.872613

    Papers

    Greenberg, David and Biko Agozino. "Executions, Imprisonment and Crime in Trinidad and Tobago." British Journal of Criminology, vol. 52, 2012, pp. 113–140. 

    Bernard, April, and Onwubiko Agozino. "Free Space and Inner Space: On a Place for Restructuring Self and Other." The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 5, no. 6, 2012, pp. 56–74. 

    Agozino, Onwubiko. "The Revolutionary Sociology of C.L.R. James: An Interview with Manning Marable." Transition: An International Review, no. 106, 2011, pp. 127–138. 

    Burgess, Malisa, and Biko Agozino. "A Review of Africana Methodologies from Molefi Kete Asante, Terry Kershaw and Ama Mazama: The Africana Paradigm We Need to Embrace." The Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 35, no. 1, 2011, pp. 67–73. 

    Sponsored Research

    National Science Foundation, III: Small: Collaborative Research: Global Event and Trend Archive Research (GETAR), 2017. 

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

    The National Council for Black Studies, Community Engagement Grant, Africana Contributions to Science and Technology, $2,500, 2011. 

    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), 2010. 

    Campus Research and Publication Fund Grant, The University of West Indies, Shouters and the Control-Freak Empire, 2008. 

    Government of Trinidad and Tobago, The Causes of Crime in the Country, 2007. 

    Additional Information

    I am a scholar-activist who values inclusive excellence and diversity with critical attention focused on people of African descent and other marginalized groups around the world. I emphasize race-class-gender issues in my contributions to learning, discovery and community engagement beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

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