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Professor of History, University of Dayton

Dr. Julius A. Amin is professor in the Department of History. During his tenure at the University of Dayton, he has taught a variety of courses in the area of African and African American History. He has taught introductory history courses of The West and the World and Introduction to Global Historical Studies. He served for eight years as Chairperson of the Department of History and five years as Endowed Chair in Humanities where he organized the annual Global Voices Symposium. For over two decades, he led the University of Dayton Cameroon Immersion Program, and facilitated faculty travel to Ghana and Togo in 2018 and 2019. He was a co-founder of the Africana Studies Minor and coordinated it for over a decade.

He is a recipient of many awards including the Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship awarded by the John F. Kennedy Foundation, Alumni Award for Faculty Scholarship, University of Dayton and the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Scholarship, University of Dayton. He is the editor of The Journal of African Policy Studies. His opinion essays have appeared in many outlets including The Conversation, Newsweek, News 24, All Africa, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, Salon, Mail & Guardian, eNCA, US News & World Report and


  • –present
    Professor, African History, University of Dayton


  • 1988 
    Texas Tech University, Ph.D, History
  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
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