Dr. Sekou Franklin


Dr. Sekou Franklin
Room 254, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 29, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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Franklin studies American politics and government through the lens of African American politics, racial politics, social movements, and civil rights.

Areas of Focus

African-American Politics | Civil Rights and Voting Rights | Nonviolent Resistance | Racial Politics | Social Movements | Urban/Municipal Politics

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Degree Information

  • PHD, Howard University (2001)
  • MA, San Francisco State University (1996)
  • BS, Santa Clara University (1994)

Areas of Expertise

American Politics and Government
African-American Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics
American and Comparative Social Movements/Citizen Participation
Urban Politics


Teaching Experience
Middle Tennessee State University, August 2003-Present.
Williams College, September 2002-June 2003.
University of Illinois, January 2002-May 2002
Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois' African American Studies and Research Program, August-2001-August 2002.