Manning Marable | DIRECTOR
Dr. Manning Marable is one of America’s most influential and widely read scholars. Since 1993, Dr. Marable has been Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York City. For ten years, Dr. Marable was founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, from 1993 to 2003. Under Dr. Marable’s leadership, the Institute became one of the nation’s most prestigious centers of scholarship on the black American experience.
Zaheer Ali | PROJECT MANAGER
Zaheer Ali is a doctoral student in history at Columbia University, where he is focusing his research on twentieth-century African-American history and religion. He is currently conducting an oral history of the Nation of Islam's community in Harlem for his dissertation on the history and development of its Temple/Mosque No. 7. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Malcolm X Project at Columbia's Center for Contemporary Black History, under the direction of Dr. Manning Marable, which produced an online annotated multimedia version of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” and an e-seminar entitled “Life After Death: Malcolm X and American Culture.” He is a multi-year recipient of the Mellon Mays Pre-Doctoral Research Grant from the Social Science Research Council.
Elizabeth Mazucci | CHIEF RESEARCHER
Liz Mazucci is the chief researcher of the Malcolm X Biography Project. She has been involved with the project since June 2003. Her research interests include social archaeology, Egyptology, black nationalism and heritage production. Specifically, she is interested in the latent political and social power in the preservation of African-American artifacts and how archaeology in Africa has shaped the identities of African Americans historically.
She has recently earned an MA in archaeology (anthropology department) at Columbia University (October 2005). Her master’s thesis is an archaeological analysis of artifacts literally shaped by the assassination of Malcolm X. She uncovered these artifacts while archiving the district attorney’s case file on his murder, located in the NYC Municipal Archives. Mazucci earned her BA in religion and archaeology (double-major) at the University of Rochester.
Wayne Taylor is currently the technology consultant for the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Center for Contemporary Black History. He's been involved with the Malcolm X Project since 2002. Wayne helped manage digital content for the creation of the Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment. He's worked as a web designer and journalist for nearly a decade, and you can check out his production company here. Wayne earned his BA in history at Yale University, and an MA in African-American Studies at Columbia University in 2004.
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