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David Dixon

Associate Professor

  • Political Science
  • College of Arts & Sciences


Dr. Kwame Dixon joined the faculty of Howard University as a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science in the fall of 2017. His research focuses on Afro-Democracy, Afro-Civil Society, and Racialization and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. His research aims to frame the social experiences of Blacks in the Americas from a comparative and hemispheric perspective. He has published three books on Latin America and the Caribbean, Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America (2012), Afro Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia (2016) and Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America (2019). He is the recipient of two Fulbright awards and has conducted extensive field research across the Americas. Dr. Dixon is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Oxford University Press  ‘Encyclopedia of Latin America Politics’ and his edited section is ‘Racial and Gendered Politics in Latin America.’ He also contributed a peer reviewed article on ‘Afro-Latin Social Movements’ for a different section of the volume. Dr. Dixon is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Clark-Atlanta University.     Video link to ‘Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia’