I’m ProfessorNeka, and I started Citizenship101.info to offer a political education to everyday folks. It’s one professor’s attempt to talk to the American people about politics the same way that I would talk to my friends and family members: with a lot of explaining along the way, a little bit of humor, and nothing but the best intentions.
To be clear, ProfessorNeka is not a “Dr.” Dre thing, I am actually an Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. I teach American Government and Introduction to African American Studies. In the past, I’ve also taught African American Politics, as well as a few courses of my own design called Hip-Hop: Evolution and Impact and Barbados and the Black Atlantic: A Study Abroad. I have a Master’s Degree (2008) in Political Science from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree (2005) in International Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about me, you can visit my website ProfessorNeka.com.
My first political memory is of watching Bill Clinton play the saxophone on The Arsenio Hall Show when I was a little girl. I grew up in a household with parents who were very politically engaged, and I believe that’s where my passion for teaching politics comes from. From an early age, I understood that there is a relationship between POLITICS and POWER in society. Learning about politics is therefore a way to empower yourself. My goal is to bring the study of politics out of the classroom and into the lives of everyday people, giving them the tools they need to hold their government accountable.
I would love to hear from you! Email me at email@example.com