Lecturer in History
Ph.D. in Political Science, SUNY-Binghamton
Dr. Thomas Uthup is a lecturer of history at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches the history of Africa. He previously served as research and education manager for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations project where he coordinated research networks and education projects, represented the Alliance at appropriate meetings and provided input for senior U.N. officials on cultural issues including religion. He also served in various research capacities for the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at SUNY-Binghamton for over two decades. Uthup has taught at SUNY-Binghamton and the College of Wooster and has been a guest lecturer in classes at Oberlin College and Cornell University. His doctoral dissertation in political science from SUNY-Binghamton was a historical analysis of Islam and development in four states of North Africa and the Middle East. Uthup has published well over 90 newspaper, journal and reference articles. His most recent publications as co-editor include “Resurgent Islam and the Politics of Identity” (New Castle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2014) and “Teaching about Islam in Africa: A Cultural-Functional Perspective, Based on Educational Pillars” (American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Summer 2014, Volume 31, No. 3, pp. 1-22). His media experience includes serving as a panelist on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” and several television interviews. He has also worked as a fundraiser and administrator at Syracuse University and Oberlin College and has been a grant evaluator for the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service.