Justin Gammage is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills.  He earned a B.A. in Africana Studies from CSU, Dominguez Hills.  He holds a Masters and Ph.D degree in African American Studies from Temple University.

Justin Gammage

Dr. Justin Gammage

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gammage is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). His intellectual and research interests are African American political economy with a focus on the history of social movements, past and present, that address factors challenging the social, political, and economic health of people of African descent. Dr. Gammage has published several articles in leading journals in the discipline of Africana Studies. His scholarship seeks to examine protest strategies for deconstructing institutions that perpetuates and produce racial inequities. Dr. Gammage research motivates readers to critically think of alternative economic systems that are sustainable and promote justice. He has given several lectures and scholarly presentations on understanding contemporary manifestations of racism and the impact of the establishment of Black Studies in higher education.

Dr Gammage began his academic journey at El Comino Community College and later would complete his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Africana Studies from California State University, Dominguez Hills, home of the Toros. Under the mentorship of the late Dr. William A. Little and late Dr. Munashe Furusa, he developed a passion for building community and engaging in advocacy through service and research. Dr. Gammage earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in African American Studies from Temple University. His dissertation research investigated the use of social protest to combat economic racism. Dr. Gammage also explored strategies for African American economic development and offered solution-based recommendations for sustainable models for Black economic growth and stability.

Dr. Gammage takes pride in working to activate the genius of his students in and outside the classroom. He seeks to create an inviting learning environment that challenge students to be active agents of their own transformation and the growth of every member of our learning community. During his tenure at CSUDH, he has worked to prepare students to produce and present their original research at the National Council for Black Studies International Conference. In addition, he has been honored to work with the Douglass-Bethune Black graduation committee that celebrates our graduates as they cross the threshold and move to their next journey.

Since his time back in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Gammage has been committed to community service and service learning for youth. He serves on the Mervyn Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute’s Advisory Board and chairs the Dymally Fellows Program. The program is a leadership training program that ground students in public policy construction and prepares students to be global thinkers.

Dr. Justin Gammage was born to strong loving parents, Dorothy and Frederick Gammage. His intellectual and research interested are rooted in the family principles of hard work, humility and service which are the cornerstone of his professional growth.