Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves
Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science/Black Studies
211 Prof. Bldg./Gentry Hall 315
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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.


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.


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