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David Hinds

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography: 

David Hinds is an associate professor of African and African American studies with a concentration on Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies in the School of Social Transformation. His research interests include governance and politics in the Caribbean; race, ethnicity and politics in the African diaspora; African diasporan popular music and sports as political discourse; and Black political leadership.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Political Science, Howard University 1998
  • M.A. Political Science, Howard University 1993
  • B.A. University of the District of Colombia 1990
Research Interests: 

Governance and Politics in the Caribbean

Race, Ethnicity and Politics in the African Diaspora

African Diasporan Popular Music and Sports as Political Discourse

Black Political Leadership

Publications: 
  • david hinds. Ethno-politics and Power Sharing in Guyana: History and Discourse,. (2011).
  • David Hinds. Janet Jagan and the Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Guyana. Women in Caribbean Politics (2011).
  • david hinds. "A Mailman to make Government Understand: The Calypsonian (Chalkdust) as Political Opposition in the Caribbean". Music and Politics (2010).
  • david hinds. "Ethnicity and the Elusive Quest for Power Sharing in Guyana". Ethnopolitics (2010).
  • David Hinds. "The Grenadian Revolution and the Caribbean Left: The Case Guyana’s Working People’s Alliance". Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies (2010).
  • David Hinds. Broadening the Discourse beyond the Boundary. CaribbeanCricket.com (2009).
  • David Hinds. The Grenadian Revolution was the highest expression of Caribbean self-emancipation and self-definition. In the Diaspora-Stabroek News (2009).
  • David Hinds, Alissa Trotz and Nigel Westmaas. Corruption Criticism and Political Culture in Guyana. In the Diaspora- Stabroek News (2009).
  • Daavid Hinds. Ethnopolitics and Fractured Nationalism in Guyana. Anthropologies of Guyana: Cultural Spaces in Northeastern Amazonia (2009).
  • David Hinds. Race, Democracy and Power Sharing. Democratic Advance and Conflict Resolution in Post-Colonial Guyana, (2009).
  • David Hinds. "Beyond Formal Democracy: The Discourse on Democracy and Governance in the Anglophone Caribbean". Commonwealth and Comparative Politics (2008).
  • David Hinds. Race democracy and Power Sharing in Guyana. Transition: Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana (2008).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney and Political Resistance in Guyana: Revisiting the 1979-80 Civil Rebellion. Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas (2008).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney, October 1968 and the Caribbean quest for Self Expression and Self Emancipation in In the Diaspora. In the Diaspora-Stabroek News (2008).
  • David Hinds. The Caribbean Diaspora in Arizona. The State of Black Arizona (2008).
  • David Hinds. ACDA's call is the most honest Intervention in recent times. Hardbeat News (2006).
  • David Hinds. African Guyanese, Armed Resistance and Racial Peace in Guyana Reply to Stabroek News. Hardbeat News (2006).
  • David Hinds. Domestic Non-Cooperation and Regional Integration: Problems of Caribbean Regionalism. Social and Economic Studies: Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2006).
  • David Hinds. Guyana's upcoming election should be postponed-National Solution Needed. Hardbeat News (2006).
  • David Hinds. The 2006 Elections are a Farce: I fear for Guyana. Hardbeat News (2006).
  • David Hinds. The AFC has not presented an Alternative Vision. Hardbeat News (2006).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney's Political Praxis: The Guyana Years 1974-78. Transition: Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana (2006).
  • David Hinds. African Cultural Retentions in Guyana- Nation Ah Whey Dem Nation: An Anthology of Queh Queh Songs, Georgetown Guyana: Guyana-Caribbean Politics Publications. N/A (2005).
  • David Hinds. Problems of Democratic Transition in Guyana. Journal of Political and Economic Studies (2005).
  • David Hinds. Problems of Democratic Transition in Guyana: Mistakes and Miscalculations in 1992. Social and Economic Studies: Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2005).
  • David Hinds. Race and Political Discourse in Guyana: A Conversation with African Guyanese in the Presence and Hearing of Indian Guyanese, Georgetown Guyana. Guyana-Caribbean Politics Publications (2005).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney's Guyana Years: His 1974 return and immediate impact. Stabroek News (2005).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney: 25 years later. Emancipation (2005).
  • Hinds, David Samuel (Author) . Internal Political Tribalism and Regional Integration in the Caribbean. The European Union and Regional Integration: A Comparative Perspective and Lessons for the Americas (2005).
  • Jordan, Michael, Hinds, David. David Hinds Pleads with Buxton Gunmen - Lay down your arms. (2005).
  • Persaud, Felecia, Hinds, David. Race Will Again Play A Role In Guyana's Next Election-- Professors Predict. (2005).
  • Richards, Andrew, Hinds, David. Buxton rebellous nature made it fertile for criminal masterminds--Dr David Hinds. (2005).
  • Richards, Andrew, Hinds, David. WPA has not decided whether to contest elections - Will argue for government of national unity-David Hinds. (2005).
  • Hinds, David Samuel (Author) . Race and Democratic Transition in Guyana: The Consequences of the 1992 Election. Raccial Conflict Resolotion and Power Sharing in Guyana (2004).
  • N/A - record moved from Authored Books. N/A - record moved from Authored Books. African Cultural Retentions in Guyana- Nation Ah Whey Dem Nation: An Anthology of Queh Queh Songs (2004).
  • N/A - record moved from Authored Books. N/A - record moved from Authored Books. Race and Political Discourse in Guyana: A Conversation with African Guyanese in the Presence and Hearing of Indian Guyanese (2004).
  • David Hinds. A Farewell Tribute to George Odlum. Stabroek News (2003).
  • . . Review of: Racial Conflict Resolution and Power Sharing in Guyana (2003).
  • Hinds, David Samuel (Author) . Guyana's Dominant Political Culture: An Overview. Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean (2003).
  • David Hinds. The Case for Power Sharing in the Caribbean. CARICOM Perspective (2002).
  • David Hinds. Tim Hector: An Example of Tenacity Independence and Patriotism. Stabroek News (2002).
  • . . Review of: Ethnic Cleavage and Closure in the Caribbean Diaspora (2002).
  • David Hinds. Governance in Post-Colonial Anglophone Caribbean: Overview and Assessment. CARICOM Perspective (2000).
  • . . Review of: Guyana: No Guilty Race (2000).
  • . . Review of: Race and Ethnicity in Guyana (2000).
  • . . Review of: The Transformation of the Caribbean Left (2000).
  • . . Review of: Walter Rodney's Intellectual and Political Thought (2000).
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 215Bob Marley Reggae & Resistance
JUS 215Bob Marley Reggae & Resistance
AFR 502Africa/African Diaspora World
Presentations: 
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa: The Guyana Chapter. Binghamton University conference Celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Publication of Walter R (Sep 2012).
  • David Hinds. Bob Marley: Lyrics of Resistance. Student and Public Outreach by ASU’s School of Social Transformation (Sep 2012).
  • David Hinds. Guyana’s Post Independence Politics. the University of West Indies conference on Caribbean Independence: Fifty-Fifty: Critical Reflection (Aug 2012).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the Caribbean Presented at a (July 2012). Panel Discussion on Walter Rodney by the Trinidad Emancipation Committee (Jul 2012).
  • David Hinds. Situating Walter Rodney in Guyana’s Post-Independence Experience. The Annual Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture, Georgetown, Guyana (Jun 2012).
  • David Hinds. Ethnic Rebellion and Electoral Politics in Ethnically Divided Societies: Guyana’s 2012 Elections. XXX111 Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2012) (May 2012).
  • David Hinds. Walter Rodney’s Political Thought and Action. University of Texas Panel Discussion at the screening of the Film on Walter Rodney, WAR Stories (Mar 2012).
  • david hinds. Walter Rodney: Challenging Authoritarian Rule in the Age of Revolution. XXX111 Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2011).
  • david hinds. Ethnicity, Majoritarianism and the Sins of the Past in the Caribbean: The Case of Guyana’s PNC. XXX111 Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2011).
  • david hinds. Threats to Political Stability in the Caribbean. Conference on "The Caribbean: Political Stability & Interactions with the United (Apr 2011).
  • david hinds. Race and the Foreign Policy of Barack Obama. conference on Barack Obama and Race and Democracy, Arizona State University (Mar 2011).
  • david hinds. Academics, Service and Social Justice. ASU Golden Key Honors Society Awards Ceremony (October 2010) (Oct 2010).
  • david hinds. The Case for a Joint Opposition Slate For the 2011 Guyana Elections. Working People’s Alliance Groundings, Georgetown, Guyana (Aug 2010).
  • david hinds. Buxton: Our History-Our Heritage. Panel Discussion, Buxton, Guyana (Aug 2010).
  • david hinds. Emancipation and the Making of a Village. Launch of Buxton Heritage Week at Buxton, Guyana (Jul 2010).
  • david hinds. Walter Rodney: Then and Now. Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture, Georgetown Guyana (Jun 2010).
  • david hinds. Caribbean Women in Politics: Janet Jagan and Political Power. Presented at XXX11 Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2010) (May 2010).
  • david hinds. Ethnic Political Discourse in Guyana: The Indian Guyanese Narrative. XXX1V Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2010) (May 2010).
  • david hinds. Walter Rodney’s Political Praxis in Guyana. 42nd Annual conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians (May 2010. (Invited) (May 2010).
  • david hinds. Walter Rodney’s Political Praxis. Panel Discussion on Walter Rodney, Seton Hall University (Apr 2010).
  • david hinds. Walter Rodney and Guyanese Politics. The Life and Politics of Dr Walter Rodney at University of Toronto (Mar 2010).
  • david hinds. Michael Jackson and Black Radicalism. Symposium on Michael Jackson’s Legacy, Arizona State University (Mar 2010).
  • David Hinds. Democracy and Development in Africa. Africa Initiative Project of ASU conference on " Develpment in Africa" (Nov 2008).
  • David Hinds. His Dream, His Legacy, Our Destiny: Martin Luther King and Black Radicalism. 2008 Western Regional Conference of the National Black Graduate Student's Association (Oct 2008).
  • David Hinds. Why we must vote in 2008. ASU's NAACP "Get out the Vote" (Oct 2008).
  • David Hinds. Caribbean Popular Music as Political Discourse. XXX11 Annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (Jun 2008).
  • David Hinds. Twenty Five Years After: Locating the Grenadian Revolution in the Caribbean Radical Tradition. XXX11 Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2008).
  • David Hinds. A Wind of Change or Exchange: Recent Elections in the Anglophone Caribbean. XXX11 Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (May 2008).
  • David Hinds. Black Nationalism in Ethnically Divided Societies: The Case of Guyana's African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa (ASCRIA). Annual National Conference of Black Political Scientists (2008) (Mar 2008).
  • David Hinds. A Comparative analysis of the Grenadian and Burkina Faso Revolutions. Annual National Conference of Black Political Scientists (Mar 2008).
  • David Hinds. Black Nationalism and Popular Music. Annual National Conference of Black Political Scientists (Mar 2008).
  • David Hinds. Citizenship, Black Nationalism and the Quest for Liberation: A Comparative examination of The US Civil Rights Movement, South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle and the Caribbean Independence Movement. Blck History Month Lecture, Macalister College, Minnesota (Feb 2008).
  • David Hinds. Hip Hop and America’s Violent Space. ASU Intergroup Relations Center, "Let’s Talk: Hip-Hop and Popular Culture" series (Feb 2008).
  • David Hinds. The Role of Black Graduate Students in Higher Education. ASU Black Graduate Students Association annual "Merging of the Minds" Symposium (Feb 2008).
  • Hinds, David. Race and Political Behavior in Guyana. Arizona State University Anthropology Student's Society (Oct 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Race and Political Behavior in Guyana. ASU's Antropology Graduate Students' Speakers' Series (Oct 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Challenges to Caribbean Democracy. Conference on the Caribbean, US State Department (Oct 2006).
  • Hinds, David. The Guyana 2006 Elections and the Future of Guyana. Forum by Committee of Concerned Guyanese (Sep 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Race, Politics and Power Sharing in Guyana: A Vision for the Future. Guyanese Town Hall Meeting (Jul 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Dropping the Ball Ignoring the Problem: Poverty of Politics in Guyana. XX Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference (Jun 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Race, Political Tribalism and Globalization: Challenges of Democracy in the Caribbean. Florida Atlantic University's Political Science and International Affairs Society (Apr 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Race, Political Tribalism and Globalization: Challenges of Democracy in the Caribbean. Florida Atlantic University's Speakers' series (Apr 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Black Culture as Political Resistance. NAACP Chapter Annual Speakers' Series (Mar 2006).
  • Hinds, David. Black Culture as Political Resistance. NAACP Chapter Panel Discussion (Mar 2006).
  • Hinds, David. The Voting Rights Act in Perspective. Black Students' Forum (Nov 2005).
  • Hinds, David. African Americans and American Politics: The Voting Rights Act. Black Student Forum (Nov 2005).
  • Hinds, David. Race, Governance and Political Stability in the Caribbean. Conference on the Caribbean, The US State Department (Oct 2005).
  • Hinds, David. The Role of Caribbean Diasporan Organizations in Caribbean Development. Tenth Annual Buxton-Guyana Reunion (Oct 2005).
  • Hinds, David. Walter Rodney and the demise of Authoritarian rule in Guyana. Conference on Walter Rodney's Contribution to Politics and Scholarship in the African Diaspora-Howar (Oct 2005).
  • Hinds, David. Walter Rodney and the Politics of Defiance. Conference-Walter Rodney 25 years later: Facing the Challenges of History, Poverty, Underdevelopment (Aug 2005).
  • Hinds, David. Internal Political Tribalism and Regional Integration in the Caribbean. Conference on The European Union and Regional Integration: A Comparative Perspective and Lessons for the Americas Jean Monet Chair-European Union Center (Apr 2005).
  • Hinds, David. Culture as Social Discourse: Sex, Gender, Morals and Initiation in Queh Queh. Fourth Annual Guyana Folk Festival Symposium (Sep 2004).
  • Hinds, David. Walter Rodney's Political Rhetoric. 1V Annual Guyana Symposium (Sep 2004).
  • Hinds, David. The Future of African Guyanese in Guyana. Emancipation Panel Discussion (Aug 2004).
  • Hinds, David. The Insider-Outsider Phenomenon in Caribbean Politics: George Odlum, Tim Hector and Eusi Kwayana. XXV111 Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference (May 2004).
  • Hinds, David. Guyana's Persistent Democratic Contradiction. Presented at the XXV111 Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference (May 2004).
  • Hinds, David. The Burden of Forwarding: The Black Graduate and Black Resistance-Empowerment. Commencement Address at Black Commencement Ceremony (May 2004).
  • Hinds, David. Power Sharing: Constructing a Democratic Alternative in the Caribbean. XXV111 Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference (May 2003).
  • Hinds, David. Study Black. Opening Address at Claremont Graduate University Black Graduate Student Annual Conference (Apr 2003).
  • Hinds, David. Who Determines Blackness?. Black Students Forum (Apr 2003).
  • Hinds, David. The Origins of Political Violence in Guyana. Forum on Walter Rodney (Mar 2003).
  • Hinds, David. African Americans and the US-Iraq War. NAACP Chapter Panel Discussion (Mar 2003).
  • Hinds, David. Pan Africanism in Perspective. Black Students Forum (Feb 2003).
  • Hinds, David. Race, Politics and Conflict Resolution in Guyana. Symposium on Conflict Resolution, National Public Library (Sep 2002).
  • Hinds, David. Self-Emancipation and Empowerment. Feature Address at Youth Camp (Sep 2002).
  • Hinds, David. Rodneyism and the Search for a Political Solution in Guyana. Forum on Walter Rodney's Ideas on Race & Class at The Caribbean Ecology Forum (Oct 2001).
  • Hinds, David. Shared Governance and National Reconciliation in Guyana. Address to Georgetown Rotary Club (Jul 2001).
  • Hinds, David. Power Sharing as Solution to Racial Competition in Guyana. Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture (Jul 2001).
  • Hinds, David. Elections and Democracy in the Caribbean. (Apr 2001).
  • Hinds, David. Race and Ethnicity in Caribbean Politics. (Nov 1999).
  • Hinds, David. Political Strategies for Conflict Resolution in Guyana. Conference on Conflict Resolution
  • Hinds, David. Study Black. Black Graduate Students Association
  • Hinds, David. The Origins of Political Instability in Guyana.
Service: 
  • Caribbean Studies, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member/ Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Polity Press, Reviewer of Book Proposal (2006 - Present)
  • Graduate Studies, Member (2006 - Present)
  • The Breakfast Club Radio Program, Political Analyst (2006 - Present)
  • WBAI Radio, Political Analyst (2006 - Present)
  • CaribNation TV, Host (2006 - Present)
  • Caribbean Exchange, Morgan State University Radio, Political Commentator (2006 - Present)
  • National Coalition of Caribbean Associatons, Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • guyanacaribbeanpolitics.com, Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Dissertation Committee, Outside Reader (2005 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • SST Undergraduate Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • SST By-Laws Task Force, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2011 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Governance Task Force, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • CaribNation Television, Host/Moderator (2010 - 2010)
  • Caribbean News Now, OpEd Writer (2010 - 2010)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Guyana Graphic Online News Service, OpEd Writer (2010 - 2010)
  • Hardbeat Caribbean Newswire Service, OpEd Writer (2010 - 2010)
  • Morgan State University Radio, Political Analyst (2010 - 2010)
  • National Coalition of Caribbean Associatons, Board Member (2010 - 2010)
  • University of the West Indies (St Auigustine), Outside Reader for PhD dissertation (2010 - 2010)
  • guyanacaribbeanpolitics.com website, Editor/OpEd Writer (2010 - 2010)
  • University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), Outside Reader for MA Thesis (2010 - 2010)
  • AAAS, Member of Curriculum, Forum and Personel committees (2007 - 2008)
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Co Chair Program Sub Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Ad hoc Curriculum Update Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Personel Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Dissertation Committee, Committee Member (2005 - 2005)
  • By-Laws Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Social and Economic Studies, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Program Committee, Walter Rodney International Commeration Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Dissertation Committee, Outside Reader (2005 - 2005)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Black Diaspora Forum, Editorial Advisor (2003)
  • By Laws Committeee, Member (2003)
  • Caribbean Association of Arizona, Member (2003)
  • Guyana Commentary Newsletter, Editor (2003)
  • Internship Committeee, Member (2003)