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About the Editors Seth N. Asumah is State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor, professor of political science and Chair of the Africana Studies Department at SUNY Cortland. Asumah also is codirector of the Summer Institute for Infusing Diversity into the Curriculum at the State University of New York College at Cortland . The author, coauthor, and coeditor of eight books and numerous essays, articles, and book chapters, his publications include Postethnophilosophy (2011); Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality (2007); Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice (2002); The Africana Human Condition and Global Dimensions (2002); Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora (2001); Educating the Black Child (2001); and Issues in Multiculturalism: Cross National Perspectives (1998, 1995). Asumah has won five excellence in teaching awards, including the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Award (2007), the American Political Science Association Outstanding Teaching Award (2008), and the Rozanne Brooks Dedicated and Teaching Excellence Award (1999). He is an International Adviser to the International Conference on African Culture and Development (ICACD), Accra, Ghana; International Adviser to the Intercultural Migration Integration Center (IMIC), Hamburg, Germany; and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Ghana-Carnegie Diaspora Linkage Programme, University of Ghana, Lagon, Ghana. Mechthild Nagel is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York College at Cortland, director of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, and a DAAD Visiting Professor at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany (2012–2013). She is the author of a number of books including Masking the Abject: A Genealogy of Play (Lexington, 2002), and coeditor of Race, Class, and Community Identity (Humanities, 2000); 429 430 About the Editors The Hydropolitics of Africa: A Contemporary Challenge (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007); Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality (Africa World Press, 2007); Dancing With Iris: The Philosophy of Iris Marion Young (Oxford University Press, 2010); and The End of Prisons: Reflections from the Decarceration Movement (Rodopi Press, 2013). Her next book project is titled An Ubuntu Ethic of Punishment. Nagel is editor-in-chief of the online journal Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies ( ...


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