Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies, received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Political Science. Dr. McAuley's areas of research are northern and southern African Politics, world systems theory, Black intellectual history, Caribbean and Latin American political economy and economic history of the Americas. In 1990 he received the Ford Foundation and Center for African-American and African Studies (CAAS), University of Michigan Summer Research Fellowship in Ghana. His publication "The Mind of Oliver C. Cox" appeared in 2004. He is currently working on a comparative study of the politics and scholarship of Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois.