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Introducing Nicholas Baham III



Dr. Nicholas Louis Baham III, a distinguished scholar and professor at California State University, East Bay, is known for his significant contributions to Black Studies. His work has garnered international recognition and has been featured in various publications and media outlets, including Esquire magazine, BBC World Service documentary films, and various public radio stations.

Dr. Baham’s literary contributions are extensive. He is the author of “The Coltrane Church: Apostles of Sound and co-author of several forthcoming books, including “Love, Knowledge Revolution” (Routledge), “The Podcaster’s Dilemma” (Wiley Press), and “The Media and Me” (Seven Stories Press Oct. 2022).


His fiction series, The People’s Detective, is a tribute to his hometown of Oakland, California. The series provides a unique lens on critical societal issues such as sex trafficking and class conflict within Black communities.


Dr. Baham’s leadership roles at Cal State East Bay include serving as the Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies. Beyond his academic responsibilities, Dr. Baham serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant. Utilizing his anthropological expertise, he tailors DEI training to meet the unique needs of various organizations. Currently, he lends his expertise to the podcasting world, serving as a co-host on the “Along the Line” podcast.

Dr. Baham calls Oakland, California, his home.


Connect with Dr. Baham on his social media platforms below.


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