Education & Professional History
Clark Atlanta University, BA; Cornell University, MPS; Emory University, MA, PhD
As an associate professor of African history (and of the African diaspora) at Carleton College, I explore the cultural and social factors that have shaped the history of Africans and their descendants in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds. I reflect on how historical actors imagine the past to shape the present and future in my research and teaching. And as a scholar of Africana Studies (focusing on the global experience of African peoples and their cultural productions), I find many parallels in the ways that people narrate the past, constuct identity, and, like artists, act with an awareness of an audience.
At Carleton since 2010.
AFST 100: Gender and Sex in African History
HIST 181: West Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade
HIST 184: Colonial West Africa
HIST 282: African Diaspora in Arabia
HIST 284: History, Culture and Commerce Program: Heritage in Africa and Arabia
HIST 285: History, Culture and Commerce Program: Critical Historical Research