Afrocentric Theory, Afrocentric Praxis, African Spirituality/Religion, Caribbean Culture, Caribbean History, African American Homeschooling


Ama Mazama's scholarship focuses on Afrocentric theory and concrete applications in the lives of African people, be it in the realm of spirituality, education, or institution building. She is particularly interested and involved in what has become known as the "African Renaissance Movement," both as a scholar and an Afrocentric Pan-African militant. 

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Mazama, Ama (ed.), The Afrocentric Paradigm, Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press. 2003.    
  • Mazama, Ama. L'Impératif Afrocentrique. Paris: Editions Ménaibuc. 2003.
  • Asante M. & Ama Mazama, General Editors, Encyclopedia of Black Studies, Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publications. 2005.
  • Asante, M. & Ama Mazama, General Editors, Encyclopedia of African Religion, 2 Volumes, Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage. 2009.
  • Mazama, Ama & G. Musumunu. African American Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges. London: Routledge. 2015.

Courses Taught

  • Caribbean Culture and Politics
  • African Language and Decolonization
  • The Afrocentric Idea
  • The Afrocentric Paradigm
  • African Religions
  • Theories and Methods in African American Studies
  • African American Social Philosophy