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Benjamin Bowser, Ph.D.

Benjamin P. Bowser is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, California State University East Bay (Ph.D. Cornell University).  As a sociologist, he specializes in research methods, public health, and community assessments.  He served on three Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Science) expert panels on drug abuse and HIV risk and authored forty peer-reviewed papers and chapters.  His books related to his presentation are The Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slave: and New Directions in Teaching and Learning (2012), and The Black Middle Class: Mobility and Vulnerabilities (2007).  Dr. Bowser is a past President of the Association of Black Sociologists (2004), was a visiting professor at the University of Paris (2005), and is a member of  AAHGS.