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Department of History and Political Science
515 Orr Dr.
462 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Dr. Ameenah Shakir

Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D. University of Miami

Office: Tucker Hall, Room 455

Phone: (850) 561-2062

Email: ameena.shakir@famu.edu

Blackboard site: famu.blackboard.com

Fields of Interest:

  • Modern African American History
  • Women’s History
  • Race, Gender and Health
  • Health Activism

Courses Taught:

  • AMH 2091-Introduction to African American History
  • AFA 3104-The African American Experience
  • AMH 3560-Women in American History
  • AMH 2020-U.S. History Since 1865


  • McKnight Fellow (2009-2010)
Confrence Presentations:
  • Southern Confrence on African American, Inc. Houston, Texas
    •    "Slinet Heroines: Women, Activism, Poltics and Resistance."
    •    "Rattling the Collective Consciousness: Culture of Proverty Rhetroric and the Urban League of Philadelphia, 1965-1968."