Tag: West Africa

Colleen Kriger

Colleen Kriger is a professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses around the history of West and Central Africa, precolonial Africa, social and cultural history, artisans, commodity currencies and trade, Atlantic world, as well as material culture.  A list of her current publications and past awards and honors can be found at https://his.uncg.edu/documents/faculty-cv/KrigerCV.pdf Read more →

Lisa Lindsay

Lindsay received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and is currently teaching at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research centers on the social history of West Africa, particularly Nigeria, and on links between Africa and other parts of the World. Although over time her primary focus has moved from gender to slavery, in all of her work she endeavors to… Read more →

Charles Piot

Piot received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He is the Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He does research on the political economy and history of rural West Africa. His first book, Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa (1999), attempted to retheorize a classic out-of-the-way place as within the… Read more →

Emily Burrill

Emily Burrill

Emily S. Burrill is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and coeditor of Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa. She is also Director of the UNC African Studies Center at Chapel Hill. Emily Burrill’s research centers on twentieth century francophone West Africa… Read more →