Harcourt Fuller, Ph.D.
Dr. Harcourt Fuller is a Fulbright Global Scholar, history professor and entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA. He holds a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics is a widely published scholar and educator on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora. He is also a numismatist (a coin and currency collector) who founded and is director of the online and traveling exhibition, Black Money: World Currencies Featuring African and African Diasporic History and Cultures.
These days, when Professor Fuller is not in the classroom teaching or in the field conducting scholarly research, he is leading a team of highly motivated people at Katawud Enterprises, LLC. Katawud is an edutainment company that creates apparel, accessories, home & living items, films, music, exhibits, and other products inspired by World History and cultures, with a focus on Black History, cultures, economics, and lived experiences.
While living in the Bronx, New York in the 1990s, Fuller worked in the business development sector, and also created and successfully ran his own merchandise and apparel companies. This included Money Wear Apparel®, a clothing line which was carried in major stores from the East to the West Coast, including Dr. Jays and Jimmy Jazz. Through this clothing line, people from diverse audiences were able to see money as more than just something to spend, but that it is a valuable tool to educate the public about world history and cultures. Dr. Fuller and the Katawud team look forward to bringing their passion for World and Black History, cultures, art, economics, and experiences to global audiences, through the merchandise and services developed by the company.
Kimoy Fuller, affectionately called “Pustinho” by his peers (because he’s a big fan of Ronaldinho, the Brazilian former Barcelona Football Club forward), is Chief Operating Officer for Katawud™. In addition to running an independent record label and clothing overseas, Pustinho worked for several years as a sales associate for apparel retail giant Macy’s. He was also a sales and marketing representative for major telecommunications companies, including Time Warner Cable (now known as Charter Communications/Spectrum Cable), Verizon Fios and Solarcity.
As fashion and music are two sides of the same coin, Pustinho brings his experience in the music industry to the Katawud team, as a producer of the Black Money single and soon-to-be-released Black Money Exhibit soundtrack. Pustinho graduated from the Institute of Audio Research (I.A.R) in New York City, where he was trained in audio recording and post-production techniques (music recording, voice-overs, sound effects, audio books, gaming, etc.). He was previously personal assistant to Billboard chart-topping Dancehall-Reggae producer Rohan “Jah Snow Cone” Fuller, who produced the Sean Paul smash hit “Temperature.” Pustinho is a co-founder of the independent, New York-based record label Roehampton Production, which works closely with Katawud Music to produce singles and soundtracks for our film and other projects.
Marketing & PR Representative, Asia
Makada McBean is a multitalented artist, cultural practitioner, educator, marketing, and sales representative. Based in Japan, she has been involved in the Arts for over 15 years. In addition to being trained in theater and screen acting and production, Makada is a writer, model, dancer, choreographer, poet, culture coach, speech and drama teacher, and customer care representative. Her work includes stage plays and published poetry. Makada’s forthcoming publications for Katawud Books include a poetry anthology titled, When My Papa Laughs, and her very first children’s book. She oversees marketing, sales, and production for Katawud in Japan and other Asian countries.