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Amoaba Gooden

Chairperson, PAS
  • 1997 – 2005 PhD., African-American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
  • 1996 – 1998 Certificate., Women Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
  • 1995 – 1997 M.A., African-American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
  • 1993 – 1994 M.A., History, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • 1988 – 1992 B.A., History, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 

Undergraduate Teaching – Courses

  • 2006-2013 Research Methods in Pan-African Studies
  • 2012 Globalization and Migration
  • 2010-2012 The Black Experience II: 1865-Present (Web-based)
  • 2007-2012 The Black Experience I (Web-based)
  • 2007-2011 Foundations of Pan-African Studies II
  • 2008-2010 Gender and Sexuality in Africa and the African Diaspora
  • 2008 The African Caribbean Diaspora
  • 2007 The African Caribbean Transnational Experience
  • 2007 The Underground Railroad
  • 2001-2003 Black America in the 20th Century
  • 1998 Introduction to African American Studies
  • 1998 Introduction to Black Studies
  • 1998 Images of Women in Western Culture
  • 1996-1998 The Black Woman
  • 1997 African Aesthetic
  • 1997 The Black Church
  • 1993 Black History

Undergraduate Research Training Supervision

  • 2013 Supervisor, B.A. Student, “African American Women in the Media,” January to May, Kent State University, 48hrs.
  • 2011 Supervisor, B.A. Student, “Sexual Abuse and Women’ s Sexual Choices,” January to May, Kent State University, 48hrs.
  • 2011 Supervisor, B.A. Student, “The Construction of Black Masculinity:  Racism, Sexism, and Academic Aspirations,” January to May, Kent State University, 48hrs.
  • 2009-2011 Honors Advisor, B.A. Student, “Body Like Beyonce,” September to August, Kent State University, 192hrs.
  • 2009 Supervisor, B.A Student, “Impact of culture on racial and gender identity through
    a personal lens,” January to May 09, Kent State University, 48 hrs.
  • 2007 Supervisor, B.A Student, “Companion Animals in the Lives of African Americans,” September to May 08, Kent State University, 320 hours.
  • 2003 Supervisor with Denise Gastaldo, B.Sc.N student Summer Life Science Research Scholarship (co-funded by research project Revisiting Personal is Political), from July to December, University of Toronto, 420 hours.

Graduate Teaching - Lectures

  • 2004/2005 Using NVivo for Qualitative Software Analysis, NUR 1022, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (April).

Graduate Research Training Supervision

  • 2003 NUR 1070 Advanced Nursing Practice II. Co-preceptor with Denise Gastaldo for a Master’s in Nursing student for a research placement in the project “Personal is Political: Immigrant women’s health promotion,” University of Toronto, 280 hours
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


  • Gooden, A. Book Review of The Cappuccino Principle-Health, Culture and Social Justice in the Workplace, The Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies (JAEE)
  • 2004 Gooden, A. Book Review of I know who I am: A Caribbean Woman’s identity in Canada by Yvonne Bobb-Smith. Canadian Women Studies Journal, (spring/summer 2004). 

Online Publications

  • 2004 Gastaldo, D., Curling, D., Gooden, A., Khanlou, N., Massaquoi, N, “ Empowering for self-governance? Dilemmas in program development for recent immigrant women. In Sickness and in Health: Shaping Health Care: Power and Agency.
  • 2004 Participants and Researchers, Revisiting Personal is Political, Immigrant Women’s Health Promotion, A Guide for Prospective and New Immigrants to Canada,
  • 2003 Gastaldo, D., Khanlou, N., Curling, D., Massaquoi, N & Gooden, A. La politizzazione dei problemi di salute comunitaria: Il caso della promozione della salute nelle donne immigrante. webpage Collegio IPASVI di Roma.

Current Research

  • 2006 - Gender and Identity in the Context of Migration Principle Investigator: Amoaba Gooden; Co-investigators: R. Hacket, C. Crawford, S. Hammond. Research funded with start-up funds and grant from Parkdale Community Health Centre.
  • 2004-2006 - A Collaborative Approach to Achieve Access to Primary Health Care for Black Women and Women of Colour Researchers: A. Gooden, C. Williams, N. Massoiquoi, M. Davis, and T. Agarwal. Research funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Amount awarded CDN$486, 000.
  • 2002 - Personal is Political: Immigrant Women’s Health Promotion Principle Investigator: Denise Gastaldo; Research Associate and Coordinator: Amoaba Gooden; Co-Investigators: N. Khanlou, D. Curling, and N. Massaquoi. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Amount awarded CDN$114000. 

Selected Publications

  • forthcoming M’Baye, B, Gooden, A & Wilson-Fall, W. “ The Impact of Immigration Policies on African Diaspora Communities,” Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: How African American History, Culture, and Studies Can Transform Africana Public Policy . Palgrave Macmillan
  • forthcoming Gooden, A. “Destination Canada,” Encyclopedia of African American History 2008 Gooden, A.” Blacks in Canada,” in The Black Experience I and II, Prentice-Hall 
  • 2008 Gooden, A. “Manley Becomes Prime Minister of Jamaica.” In Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century, 1971-2000 . Pasadena: Salem Press, March 2008.
  • 2008 Gooden, A. “Community Organizing by African Caribbean People in Toronto, Ontario,” Journal of Black Studies, January 2008
  • 2004 Gastaldo, D., Gooden, A & Massaquoi, N. “Transnational health promotion: social well-being across borders and immigrant women’s subjectivities.” Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies 2(2005):1-16.
  • 1996 Gooden, T.A. (1996) “Strategy of colonisation” in Expressions: A celebration of Voice: a Guelph collection of creative works by Aboriginal Peoples and Peoples of Colour. Guelph, Ontario
Research Areas
  • African Caribbean Transnational Communities
  • Gender, identity and the African Diaspora
  • African Diaspora Social networks as determinants of health
  • The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc (ASALH)
  • Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
  • National Council of Black Studies (NCBS)
  • Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
  • Mid-Atlantic and New England Council on Canadian Studies
Amoaba Gooden
Department of Pan-African Studies
Phone: 330-672-0142
Fax: 330-672-4837