Dr. Kwesi Craig C. Brookins, Ph.D.
Dr. Craig C. Brookins, Associate Professor of Psychology (Psychology in the Public Interest program) and Africana Studies. He directed Africana Studies from 1997 - 2009. Dr. Brookins received his B.S. degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University in the area of ecological/community psychology (Click HERE to learn about community psychology and what community psychologists do).
More specifically, Dr. Brookins' research interests are in the areas of community and school-based programs for African-American youth and families, rites-of-passage interventions, community development, identity and world view assessment, and study abroad experiences. He has also worked as a consultant on a variety of issues including male adolescent pregnancy prevention, diabetes prevention, alternatives to incarceration, mentoring programs for African-American youth and students, and effective schooling.
Dr. Brookins is the former director of the Africa Project at NCSU which initiated a variety of projects including Study Abroad programs and the annual African Diaspora Film Festival held each spring.
Brookins, C. C. (2009). Parable of the Sojourner: A Long View of Africa. Obsidian. 10(1).
Jakes, S. S. & Brookins, C. C., Eds. (2004). Understanding Ecological Programming: Merging Theory, Research, and Practice. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (also published as a Special Issue of The Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 27(2).
Brookins, C. C. (2004). Promoting ethnic identity in African American youth: The role of rites-of-passage. In R. L. Jones (Ed.). Black psychology: 4th edition. Hampton, VA: Cobb & Henry.
Brookins, C. C. & Sackey, B. (2003). Promoting healthy development in African American youth. In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.). Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion. New London: CT: Child and Family Agency Press.
Smith, E. P., Walker, K., Fields, L., Brookins, C. C., & Seay, R. (1999). Ethnic identity and its relationship to self-esteem, perceived efficacy and prosocial attitudes in early adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 22, 867-880.
Brookins, C. C. (1999). Afrikan and community psychology: Synthesizing liberation and social change. In R. L. Jones (Ed.). Advances in African American psychology: Theory, paradigms, and research (pp. 27-50). Hampton, VA: Cobb & Henry.
Smith, E. P. & Brookins, C. C. (1997). Toward the development of an ethnic identity measure for African American youth, Journal of Black Psychology, 23, 358-377.
Brookins, C. C., Anyabwile, T., & Nacoste, R. W. (1996). Exploring the links between racial identity attitudes and psychological feelings of closeness in African-American college students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 243-264.
Brookins, C. C. (1996). Psychosocial task resolution and self-concept among African American adolescents. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 82, 803-810.
Brookins, C. C. (1996, August). Promoting ethnic identity development in African-American youth: The role of rites of passage. Journal of Black Psychology, 22(3), 388-417.
Brookins, C. C. & Robinson, T. L. (1996, Summer). Rites-of-passage as resistance to oppression. Western Journal of Black Studies, 19, 172-180
AFS 240: African Civilizations
AFS 241: Introduction to Africana Studies
AFS/PSY 345: Psychology and the African American Experience
AFS 440: Senior Seminar in Africana Studies
AFS 490: Africana Studies and Community Involvement
AFS 491: Study Abroad in Africana Studies
AFS 497: (Special Topics) Independent Africa
African Culture and Civilizations
Social and Psychological Issues in an African Context
Ghana Spring Break