Dr. Aaron Smith

May 16, 2017

Dr. Aaron Smith, Assistant Professor of Teaching, has been featured on several national and local television programs for his dynamic rapping style lectures. Dr. Smith’s expertise centers on the oratorical and rhetorical roots of African and African American people. His forthcoming book, The Square Root of Rhetorical Analysis: From Pyramids to the Presidency of Barack.. read more →

The Department of Africology held its 17th annual Ngoma Ceremony at Walk Auditorium where 200 guests, families and friends, came out to celebrate the graduates from three levels: BA, MA and PhD.  The program opened up with a powerful libation by the organizer, Dr. Amari Johnson, and continued with welcoming statements and participation from Dr… read more →

Professor Aaron X Smith has created a graduation video for the class of 2017 and Temple Now provided some behind the scenes coverage of this University wide event. You can view the behind the scenes article and video here! read more →

Africology and African American Studies Professor increasing visibility on and off campus. Aaron X. Smith has been seen from the Bell Tower to Mtv, showing the world why he is known as the rapping professor !  Visit the links below to read more details! Temple’s Rapping Professor Professor Aaron Smith on Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out read more →

Recent News

August 11, 2016

Dr. Sonja Peterson-Lewis has taken a sabbatical leave for the academic year, 2016-17. She will be researching discrimination against lower income African Americans in Florida by corporations and government entities that discount harm to environments occupied by African Americans.   Dr. Kimani Nehusi has just published his long anticipated classic, Libation: An Afrikan Heritage in.. read more →