Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves
Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science/Black Studies
211 Prof. Bldg./Gentry Hall 315
573-882-2843
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Bio: 

I am currently a joint Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and Black Studies at the University of Missouri.  I received my PhD in Political Science from Howard University in 2016 with a focus on Political Theory, Black Politics, and American Government.   Finally, I am the Founder and CEO of “Troublesome,” a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon that strives to increase education and economic opportunities to poor, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups.

Research: 

My primary area of research and study are in leadership studies, Black Nationalism, and the political behavior of African Americans. Most recently, I have written on political theories of nation development and presenting a political theoretical framework for the leadership of Third World or developing nations.  I am also interested in theories of labor value, the common good, and liberation movements.

Courses: 

Black Political Thought

Selected Publications: 

Leaders of the New School: A Crisis of Leadership and the Role of Citizens in Black America.  Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Books (2016) – ISBN: 978-0739197905