Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Mark Dacosta Alleyne

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Mark Dacosta Alleyne

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Originally from Barbados, Mark DaCosta Alleyne (1961-2009) was an Associate Professor of Communication at Georgia State University (GSU). He was on a study abroad trip to Guatemala with six Georgia State University students overseeing a Spanish language immersion course when he died unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest in Guatemala City after he fell ill with symptoms of pneumonia. His research was in the area of critical theory and International Relations, the political economy of international communication, press freedom, and postmodern critical theory relating to the ideological constructions of "race." In 2005 Alleyne came to GSU from UCLA, where he was Associate Director of Research at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies (JPAS editor Itibari M. Zulu was a colleague of Mark during his tenure at UCLA). Alleyne is the author of Global Lies? Propaganda, the U.N. & World Order (Palgrave 2003), News Revolution: Political and Economic Decisions About Global Information (St. Martin's 1997), and International Power and International Communication (St. …

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