Dissertation: Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics A critical examination of the ethical philosophy of Ancient Egypt as expressed in its sacred texts, especially the Declarations of Innocence, the Sebayt, the Declarations of Virtue and the Book of Khunanpu, and an exploration of such an ancient tradition’s ability to contribute to modern ethical discourse–UMI reports that this was the most requested dissertation out of 55,000 published for 1996. 

Dissertation: Afro-American Nationalism: Social Strategy and Struggle for Community A comprehensive critique of the liberal and Marxist approaches to nationalism and a contribution toward an alternative theory of nationalism as an historically important form of social consciousness whose social appeal and historical role in human thought and practice can be most definitively translated, especially among African Americans, as a social strategy and struggle for community.