Dr. Reynaldo Anderson currently serves as a member of the Executive Board for the Missouri Arts Council and as an Associate Professor of Communications at Harris-Stowe State University. Reynaldo was recognized by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2010 for his leadership in the community. Finally, Reynaldo publishes research in regard to several dimensions of the African American experience, and the African Diaspora including Afrofuturism, Rhetoric, Africana Womanism, globalization and world systems theory, and recently taught as visiting lecturer in Accra, Ghana. Finally, he is the co-editor of the forthcoming book Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness.