Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Dr. Charles Quist-Adade is a faculty member and immediate past chair and former co-chair of the Sociology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is the founder and convener of the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series. His research and teaching interests are Social justice, Globalization, Racialization and Anti-racism, Social Theory, Pan-Africanist and Global South issues. Before joining the Department of Sociology, Dr. Quist-Adade was Assistant Professor at Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Central Michigan University. He has previously held positions at the University of Windsor, Wayne State University, Madonna University, Michigan State University, Simon Fraser and the University of British Columbia. He is the author and co-author of several books such as In the Shadows of the Kremlin and the White House: Africa's Media, Social Justice in Local and Global Contexts, From Colonization to Globalization The Political and Intellectual (with Vincent Dodoo), An Introduction to Critical Sociology: From Modernity to Postmodernity (with Amir Mirfakhraie), Africa's Many Divides and Africa's Future,Re-engaging the African Diasporas (with Wendy Royal) and From the Local to the Global: Theories and Key Issues in Global Justice. He has also authored several chapters in books as well as scores of scholarly and popular press articles. Dr. Quist-Adade has won several teaching awards and accolades, including being cited twice in the Academic Edition of Canada’s premier newsmagazine Maclean’s as the top three most popular and one of 10 best professors at the University of Windsor. In 2013, he was Kwantlen Polytechnic University Faculty of Arts Dean’s Teaching Award Finalist.