Criminal Justice & Criminology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Amir Touré

Visiting Instructor

Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 1064

Phone: (912) 478-8007

Email: AToure@georgiasouthern.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Biography

Amir Jamal Touré, J.D., is a native of Savannah and Hilton Head Island. His families have been in the low-country of Georgia and South Carolina since at least 1814 and establishing family compounds in the late 1800 Bulloch County, GA and Beaufort County, SC.

He is a graduate of Savannah State University with dual degrees, Cum Laude, and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
Touré is called the People’s Historian.

Touré is the resident scholar for Geechee Kunda Cultural Center and Museum in Riceboro, Ga., and is known as a Djeli (cultural historian). He has performed internationally in sharing history and culture. Known for his work in socioeconomic, politics, and social justice areas, Touré has impacted the region to bring equity to all.

Education

J.D. Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia (1991)
Mercer University

B.S. Political Science (1987)
Savannah State University

B.B.A in Marketing (1987)
Savannah State University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate – Universal Justice, Legal Process, Evidence and Procedure, Criminal Law

Research

We Be Gullah/Geechee: Cultural Capital & Collaboration Anthology (Chapter Contributor). 2015. 

Savannah Guide Book (Chapter Contributor). 2015.  

African American Journey, African American, Gullah Geechee, and General History in Savannah. 2014. 

The Ricefest Cookbook. 2008.

The Gathering “Sojurn”. 2007.

Awards & Honors

2020 – 30 Southern Heroes, Garden and Gun Magazine

2020 – Leadership Award, Greater Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce

2020 – Inductee – Community Service, Hershel V. Jenkins High School Hall of Fame

2020 – Social Justice Champion Award, Bluffton/Hilton Head MLK Observance Committee

2019 – Soldier of Justice Award, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus

2019 – Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, Georgia Secretary of State

2019 – Business Professional Award, Iota Phi Lambda Business Sorority

2018 – Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, Georgia Secretary of State

Last updated: 9/9/2020

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

PO Box 8105 Statesboro, GA 30460 • Statesboro 912-478-8007 • Armstrong 912-344-3500cjcrim@georgiasouthern.edu