Written by Sarah Swann
Willimantic, CT - Dennis Canterbury, associate professor of sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University, will analyze relevant theoretical issues and socio-economic matters in Africa. The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on April 14 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of Eastern's Student Center. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Canterbury's presentation will focus on his research on development in Africa, which includes failed development theories and practices in the continent since its conquest by Europeans. Canterbury will offer workable alternatives he believes will positively change the socioeconomic and political conditions in Africa.
His publications include "Neoliberal Democratization and New Authoritarianism" and "European Bloc Imperialism." His work has been published in several professional journals including "Critical Sociology," "Canadian Journal of Development Studies" "Review of Radical Political Economics," "Journal of Peasant Studies" and "Labor, Capital and Society."
Canterbury has won numerous awards including Eastern's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award and the Men Achieving Leadership Excellence Success (M.A.L.E.S.) Advisor Award. He also is the recipient of the Connecticut State University System is 2009 System-Level Trustees Research Award.
Canterbury was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Guyana; a master's degree in economic development from University of West Indies; and a second master's degree in international development studies at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also has a doctorate in sociology, with a specialization in development and labor studies from Binghamton University.