Bilal Dabir Sekou is an associate professor of political science at Hillyer College at the University of Hartford. His research interests are race and politics, urban politics, campaigns, elections and voting behavior.
He has published articles on social and political participation by African Americans and public attitudes toward quality and integrated education in Connecticut. Bilal was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received a bachelor of science in public administration and governmental economics in 1988 from Eastern Michigan University and earned his doctorate in political science in 1995 from The Ohio State University. He has taught at the University of Hartford since 2002.
A social and racial justice scholar-activist, Bilal sits on the board of directors of several organizations working to promote social and political change, including Connecticut Mirror, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Connecticut Center For A New Economy and Common Cause Connecticut.