Abdul Jabbar

Photo of Abdul Jabbar Department Interdisciplinary Studies Department 
 Office Batmale Hall 211
 Phone (415) 239-3792
 Mailbox L234
 E-Mail ajabbar@ccsf.edu
 Home Page http://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/abdul-jabbar
 Spring 2014 
 Office Hours
Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule
IDST 14 Ameri. Cultures in Lit & Film 3.0
ADVISE: ENGL 96 or placement in ENGL 1A
32342 001 Lec T R 11:10-12:25PM CLOU U103 Deadlines Final Book
IDST 14-001 Optional honors credit call 239-3376 or email skudsi@ccsf.edu.
POLS 45 Govt & Politics of Middle East 3.0 32055 001 Lec T R 09:40-10:55AM HC A214 Deadlines Final Book

M.A. and Ph.D. in English, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; graduate-level courses in political science, history, and comparative religions; Fulbright scholar; recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities awards; several publications

Full-time: from 1968 to 2004 in English and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments
Since 2004: Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Sciences Departments

Education is the only equalizer. To build a truly democratic and egalitarian society, community colleges, with their open-door policies, embrace all segments of society to provide high-quality education. Community college students often don't have the luxury to be full-time students. They have to juggle jobs, family responsibilities, activism for reform, and studies simultaneously. They deserve all avenues of support and incentives to achieve their educational goals in a supportive environmment that, at the same time, upholds high academic standards.

Member and Chair of the Personnel Committee, English Department, for several years
Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, for 6 years
Member and Chair of several hiring committees
Faculty Advisor to several students' clubs: General Union of Palestinian Students; Muslim Students Association; South Asian Cultural Association

Book: "Reading and Writing with Multicultural Literature: Search for Reconciliation and Peace" -- a textbook for English 1B, humanities, and similar courses -- was first published in 2010. The second edition came out in 2011, and the third edition in 2013.

Book: "American Cultures in Literature and Film," publication date: Spring 2015 by XanEdu Publications.

Chapter in a book: "A Mirror to Our Faces: The Short Stories of Khushwant Singh," Chapter 10 of "Sikh Art and Literature," ed. Kerry Brown (Routledge, 1999)

"Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," "The Journal of America," American Institute of International Studies, January 5, 2009.

"Beyond Stereotypes: E. M. Forster's Vision of Global Unity in 'A Passage to India'," "Humanities Journal" (Spring 1989)

Review of "The True Subject: Selected Poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz," "Journal of South Asian Literature," Michigan State University, Vol. 26, 1991, Nos. 1 &> 2, 156-170

"Varieties of Love in D. H. Lawrence's 'Women in Love'." My lecture is available as audio cassette No. 0-A from Cassette Productions Unlimited, Pasadena, California 91105.

Extracurricular: Advisor, Central Asia Institute, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization that opens and operates schools in remote regions of neglected areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, with focus on female literacy.
Advisor, Kamran Educational Foundation, San Francisco, California.
Chair, Curriculum Committee, to create courses for the soon-to-be-launched Islamic Studies Program at San Jose State University.
Guest lecturer in overseas universities, including Skype presentations.

Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, activism for political and social justice

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