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  • Yasser A. Payne, Associate Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies

    Associate Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies
    University of Delaware
    313 Smith Hall​
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-4383
    http://www.thepeoplesreport.com/

    Biography

    Yasser Arafat Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Payne completed his doctoral work at the Graduate Center-City University of New York where he was trained as a social-personality psychologist. Also, Dr. Payne completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) whereby he worked on a re-entry and intervention based research project in New York City’s largest jail, Rikers Island—a project designed to reduce: (1) recidivism, (2) drug use, and (3) other risky behavior leading to HIV/AIDS.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Payne has organized a street ethnographic research program centered on exploring notions of resilience and resiliency with the streets of Black and Brown America using an unconventional methodological framework entitled: Street Participatory Action Research (Street PAR)—the process of involving street-identified persons or members of this population in the process of activist-based research. Street identified populations are typically framed in a monolithic way and Dr. Payne through his research has found great emotional, psychological and developmental variation. His work seeks to break through stereotypical barriers and images of Black and Brown people in the criminal justice system, so that transition back in the community and opportunities for upward mobility are successful.

    Teaching Interests

    ​Dr. Payne’s specialized courses focus on the lived or ethnographic experiences of street- identified Black and Brown populations. He offers undergraduate (AFRA381) and graduate courses (AFRA650) on street ethnography. Also, Dr. Payne teaches an undergraduate course on Gangster Rap music and culture (AFRA373) as a way to compliment his street ethnographic teaching and research portfolio. In addition, he teaches a research methods course (AFRA490) grounded in the methodology of Black and Brown populations. The course is guided by the question—how do we more deeply understand Black and Brown populations as a function of theory, methodology and empirical analysis? Lastly, it should be noted that several of Dr. Payne’s courses draw on core ideologies and/or theories extending from an Ancient East African worldview. And in one instance, he teaches a course squarely on this topic (Egypt AFRA367).

 

 

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  • Department of Africana Studies
  • 417 Ewing Hall, 15 Orchard Road
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2897
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