Vaughn Rasberry:
• Born on 16th August 1978 in California, USA
• Net worth of over $6 million as of late 2019
• Obtained a BA, MA and PhD in English language and literature
• Author of various articles, book chapters, essays, and the book “Race and the Totalitarian Century”
• Married to actress and singer Tatyana Ali since 2016, with two sons

Who is Vaughn Rasberry?

Vaughn Rasberry was born on the 16th August 1978 under the sign of Leo, in California, USA. He’s an assistant professor and author, but is probably better known for being the husband of famous actress and singer Tatyana Ali.

How rich is he, as of now? Vaughn Rasberry Net Worth and Assets

Vaughn Rasberry’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of mid-2024, earned from his  successful career as an academic and author of various articles, book chapters, essays, and the sales of his book “Race and the Totalitarian Century”.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Vaughn Rasberry was raised somewhere in California. His nationality is American, while his ethnicity is mixed. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into Howard University, from which he graduated with a BA degree in English language and literature in 2000. In the following year, he obtained his master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and thereafter Vaughn continued his education at the same university and was awarded his Ph.D. in English language and literature in 2009.

Professional Career

In 2008 and 2009, Vaughn Rasberry had a Fulbright scholarship and served as a teacher of American Studies and African American literature at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Moreover, he’s also won fellowships for such universities as Stanford, the University of Pittsburgh, Willamette University, and the University of Chicago. Thanks to his accomplishments, Vaughn was the winner of the 2008 Guest Lecturer Award from Tokyo International University.

He currently studies post-colonial theory, philosophical theories of modernity, the European Enlightenment, twentieth-century American fiction, African Diaspora, and African American literature. He has also been a lecturer at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) in Stanford University – an assistant professor of English.

Author of “Race and the Totalitarian Century”

Vaughn Rasberry wrote the book “Race And The Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics In The Black Literary Imagination”, which was published via Harvard University Press in 2016.

The book won the Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association and the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Awards, both in 2017.

Articles and Essays

Vaughn is also the author of the article “Now Describing You: James Baldwin And Cold War Liberalism” published in the collection of essays “James Baldwin: America And Beyond” in 2011. In the following year, the winter issue of “American Literary History” published his essay “Black Cultural Politics At The End Of History”.

Tatyana Ali and Vaughn Rasberry

In 2014, Vaughn wrote the article “Invoking Totalitarianism: Liberal Democracy Versus The Global Jihad In Boualem Sansal’s The German Mujahid” for the 2014 issue of “Novel: A Forum On Fiction”. Vaughn has also written such articles for on-line magazines as “The Shape Of African American Geopolitics” for Al Jazeera English, and “The Devil Wears Pravda” for Public Books.

Book Chapters

Vaughn authored two book chapters in 2015 – the first entitled “JFK And The Global Anticolonial Movement” – was published in “The Cambridge Companion To John F. Kennedy”, while his second – “The ‘Lost’ Years Or A ‘Decade Of Progress’? African American Writers And The Second World War” – was published in “A Companion To The Harlem Renaissance”.

Vaughn Rasberry’s Appearance and Vital Statistics

Vaughn has short dark brown hair and  blue eyes; his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m),  weight about 165lbs (75kgs), with vital statistics of 40-30-35, biceps size – 14ins

  • Shoe Size – 9 (US)

Popularity through His Marriage to Tatyana Ali

Vaughn Rasberry and Tatyana Ali met in 2014 through ‘eHarmony’, an on-line dating application. After dating for two years, the couple became engaged in March 2016. According to People magazine, they exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony held on the 17th July 2016, at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Two months later, Tatyana gave birth to their first child, a son named Edward Aszard Rasberry. In August of 2019, the couple welcomed their second son, named Alejandro Vaughn Rasberry.

Hobbies and Favorites

In his spare time, Vaughn enjoys reading, traveling and listening to music. His favorite destination for holidays is Paris, while his favorite cuisine is Italian. Vaughn also likes watching movies and his favorite actor and actress are Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lawrence.

Who is His Wife? Tatyana Ali Short Wiki/Bio

Tatyana Marisol Ali was born under the sign of Aquarius on the 24th January 1979, in North Bellmore, Long Island, New York, and is an actress and singer.

Born to retired police officer Sheriff Ali, and nurse Sonia Ali who is of Indo-Trinidadian and Afro-Panamanian ancestry. She graduated in 2002 with a BA degree in African American Studies and Government from Harvard University .

Career Beginnings and Breakthrough

Tatyana made her debut in the recurring role of her name in the PBS educational children’s series “Sesame Street”, starring from 1985 to 1990.

She appeared in two episodes of the fifth season of the interactive reality game show “Star Search” in 1987, with one of her performances being featured on the cover of the hit song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Tatyana’s breakthrough came in 1990, when she won the main role of Ashley Banks in the sitcom “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”, featuring Will Smith and aired on the NBC network until 1996. The role led her to win three times an NAACP Image Award, and a Young Artist Award.

Continued Success

During the 2000s, she landed such roles as Cherie Smith in the romantic-comedy “The Brothers” (2001), and as Lilleana in the independent comedy-drama “Nora’s Hair Salon” (2004) and its sequel “Nora’s Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above” (2008).

Tatyana Ali

Between 2007 and 2013, Tatyana was cast as Roxanne in the CBS soap-opera “The Young And The Restless”, winning two NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama category. Concurrently, she also starred in the role of Tyana in the TV One sitcom “Love That Girl!” (2010-12), then appeared in the main role of Maya in the BET comedy series “Second Generation Wayans” in 2013. Most recently, she provided the voice to the main character of Bree’s Mom in the Disney Junior animated series “Fancy Nancy” in 2018.

Tatyana’s Musical Career

Tatyana released her debut studio album “Kiss The Sky” in 1998, which eventually received a gold certification, peaking at No. 106 on the US Billboard 200. The album spawned such hit singles as “Daydreamin”, which reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Boy You Knock Me Out” featuring Will Smith, and “Everytime”, all of which entered the Top 20 on the UK singles charts. In January of 2014, she released her debut extended play “Hello” with the single “Wait For It”.

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