Michael Tillotson

  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Contact

4158 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

412-648-2016

Qualifications

  • AA, Indiana University at Bloomington (1997) Liberal Studies
  • BA, Indiana University at Bloomington (1999) Liberal Studies
  • MA, State University of New York at Albany (2004) Africana Studies
  • PhD, Temple University (2008) African American Studies

Public Service (National/International) 

  • R.E.A.L. Men Read

Representative Publications

Books

  • Invisible Jim Crow: Contemporary Ideological Threats tothe Internal Security of African Americans, Africa World Press, 2011.

Book Chapters

  • M. Tillotson, “Location Theory” in Essays in Honor of an Intellectual Warrior, MolefiKete Asante, Paris, France:Editions Menaibuc, 2008.                           

Articles

  • M. Tillotson, W.M. Doswell, & C.M. Phillips (2014). "Finding a Voice: An allocentric Worldview to Guide Effective Reduction of Behavioral Health Disparities in African Americans" Journal of African American Studies.
  • M. Tillotson, "Teaching Introduction to Africana Studies: Sustaining a Disciplinary Focus". The Journal of Black Studies, April 2014; Vol 45 No. 3, 205-215.  
  • M. Tillotson and S. McDougal, co-authors, "Applied Africana Studies", Journal of Black Studies, January, 2013, Vol 44 No. 1, 101-113.
  • M. Tillotson, "Retrospective Analysis: The  Movement Against African Centered Thought", The Journal of Pan African Studies, March 2011, Vol 4, No. 3, 155-174.
  • M. Tillotson, "A Critical Location of the Contemporary Black Church: Finding a Place for the Word Formation", The Journal of Black Studies, May 2010, Vol. 40, No. 5,     1016-1030.
  • M. Tillotson, "Invisible Jim Crow": Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought", March, 2007, Temple University.
  • M. Tillotson, "Black Intellectual Sovereignty in the Millennium", Africalogical Perspectives, December 2006/January 2007, Vol. 3/4, No. 1.       

Book Reviews

  • M. Tillotson, “Mistaking Africa-Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind”, The Journal of Black Studies, September, 2010, Vol. 41, 218-219.
  • M. Tillotson, “Maulana Karenga:  An Intellectual Portrait”, The Journal of African American Studies, May 25, 2010.
  • M. Tillotson, “The Social Sciences and Theories of Race”, by Vernon J. Williams Jr. The Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4, March 2008, 679-683.
  • M. Tillotson, “In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America”, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. The Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 38, No. 6, July 2008, 992-996.
  • M. Tillotson, “How to Rule the World: Lessons in Conquest for the Modern Prince”, by J. F. Cummings. The Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2, November 2007, 308-310.

Media Participation

  • Radio Interview: WURD 900 AM, Philadelphia, PA.  November 20, 2011. Time for an Awakening, topic: "Invisible Jim Crow: Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans."
  • Radio Interview: WLID 1190AM, New York, NY. November 13, 2011. The Gary Byrd Show, topic: "Invisible Jim Crow: Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans." 
  • Radio Interview: WBAI 99.5 FM, New York, NY. November 10, 2011. The Basir McHawi Show, topic: : Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans."
  • Radio Interview: WEAA 88.9 FM, Baltimore, MD. March 27, 2011. Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans."
  • M. Tillotson, News Interview: Fox News: “Birth Certificate Issues”.  Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010, 7:12 PM CST.
  • M. Tillotson, Film Interview: Documentary- “Breaking the Chains That Bind the Minds of Minority Youth.” October, 2009.
  • M. Tillotson, Film Interview:  Documentary- “Our Story Our Voice.”  March 2007. 
  • M. Tillotson, Radio Interview: WURD 900 AM Radio- Philadelphia, PA. April 2007. 2 hour topic: “African Psychology” and its applications.

Research Interests

  • Africana Theory and Methodology
  • African American Politics and Social Thought
  • Reconstruction
  • Critical Race Theory
  • African Centered Psychology