Malik Simba received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.
has held professorships in the departments of history at State University of New York at Binghamton
and Clarion University
Presently, he is a senior professor and past chair of the History Department (2000-2003) at California State University-Fresno in California.
was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities
in 1979, 1987, and 1990.
He serves on the Board of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at California State University-Fresno.
is the author of Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism: An Interpretive History from Colonial Background to the Great Depression (2010).
has contributed numerous entries in the Encyclopedia of African History, Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, W. E. B. Du Bois Encyclopedia, Malcolm X Encyclopedia, African American Encyclopedia, and the Historical Dictionary of Civil Rights.
Additionally, Dr. Simba
has published the definitive analysis of race and law using critical legal theory in his
"Gong Lum v. Rice: The Convergence of Law, Race, and Ethnicity" in American Mosaic.
other published works include book reviews in the Chicago Tribune
, Focus on Law Studies, and the Journal of Southwest Georgia History