Dr. Jamaine M. Abidogun is currently an Associate Professor in History at Missouri State University at Springfield. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education with a minor in African and African-American studies from the University of Kansas. She has published in culture and education studies focusing on both domestic issues in the United States and on international issues in West Africa. Of these publications, her article, “Western Education’s Impact on Northern Igbo Gender Roles in Nsukka, Nigeria,” in Africa Today was developed through a Fulbright Scholar Award. She is a registered member of the Fulbright Academy and an active member of the African Studies Association (ASA), Yoruba Women’s Studies Association, and the Mid-America Association for African Studies (MAAAS). Dr. Abidogun has taught African history courses at Missouri State University and at the University of Nigeria – Nsukka
Misss Adedeji Iyanuloluwa is presently studying at the Redeemers University in her third year. She has a few unpublished short stories to her name such as Frozen tears and Taste. She loves to write, sing, draw, and play the guitar at leisure. In the future, she hopes to influence the world of African historiography and fiction.
Arinpe Adejumo is in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Ibadan.
Oluwaseun Adeola Adenugba
Oluwaseun Adeola Adenugba is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State. She has taught Ethics, Comparative Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Philosophy of Language since 2006. She had her first degree in Philosophy at Olabisi Onabanjo University, M.A at the University of Ibadan, M.A. in Bioethics in consortium of three Universities in Europe at University of Leuven, Belgium, St. Radboud University, Nijmegen, and University of Padova, Italy, and is currently in a PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She has published both in local and international journals.
Oluwasegun Thaddaeus Adenyi
Oluwasegun Thaddaeus Adenyi is in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Crawford University.
Tolulope Adeogun is in the Department of Political Science at Obafemi Awolowo University.
Aderonke Adesola Adesanya
Dr Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà, Art Historian, artist, poet, and cartoonist, is a faculty in the School of Art and Art History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Adésànyà’s research explores the interface of her discipline with cultural studies, gender studies, and conflict studies. She co-edited a volume with Toyin Falola and Niyi Afolabi, Migrations and Creative Expressions in Africa and the African Diasporas, a collection of essays published by Carolina Academic Press, USA in 2008. She also co-authored with Toyin Falola, Etches of Fresh Waters, a collection of poems also published by Carolina Academic Press, USA in 2008. Her essays have been published in several edited volumes and peer reviewed journals.
Osita Afoaku, PhD, is in the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington.
John E. Agaba
John E. Agaba is in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, at Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.
Chris Agoha is a Political Affairs Officer for the Joint Mission Analysis Center (JMAC) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia.
Osaore Aideyan is in the Department of Government at Franklin and Marshall College.
Ayoola Olufisayo Ajayi
Elizabeth Adenike Ajayi
Elizabeth Adenike Ajayi is a Chief Lecturer in History at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. Her co-authored, The Awori of Lagos State was published in 1996. She initiated a series of journals now known as the JASSLINK. She has attended and presented papers at several seminars and conferences, national and international, and her papers at some of these conferences have been published in different volumes. Her current research interest is in the area of transformation in women’s role in the Church in Lagos State. She is an ordained pastor of the Root of David Assembly, Ijanikin, Lagos. She is currently the sole administrator of the AOCOED International Secondary School, a coed demonstration school with a student’s population of about 500. She is married with children.
Lawrence Aje is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at the University of Cergy, in the Paris area. Research Affiliation: University of Versailles (Paris). He is currently finishing his dissertation that he hopes to defend in the coming months. His research deals with free people of color in 19th century Charleston and his is particularly interested in understanding the historical factors and sociological constraints which partook in creating a sense of community among the free colored population One of the modest aims of his thesis is to have a more encompassing history of the free colored population across social classes as well as gender categories.
Dr. Solomon O. Akinboye
Dr. Solomon O. Akinboye is a professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos.
Olufemi A. Akinola
Olufemi A. Akinola is in the Department of Local Government Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University.
David Akombo is an Assistant Professor of Music at Weber State University.
Joseph Eberechukwu Akonye
Joseph Eberechukwu Akonye, PhD, is in the Department of Political Science at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
Mohammed Ghazi Alghamdi is on a scholarship from King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia to purse his graduate studies in English literature. He received his Master in English Literature from Creighton University in Nebraska in 2010 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in English literature at Middle Tennessee State University.
Lama Alharbi is a Ph.D. candidate at Middle Tennessee State University. Alharbi received her M.A degree from Creighton University. She is interested in the subject of postcolonial literature and studies in general.
Akin Alao is in the Department of History at Obafemi Awolowo University.
University of Puerto Rico
Moses Alo teaches Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, and Syntax and Semantics in the Department of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently on one-year Sabbatical in the Department of Languages, Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. His research interests cover Political Discourse, Critical Discourse Analysis, and Pragmatics.
Dr. Alexius Amtaika teaches Governance and Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Free State South. His research interests include Human Rights and Governance in Southern Africa. He has published extensively in international journals. He is currently working on his book entitled, Life after Liberation: A Comparative Case Study of the ANC in South Africa, ZANU-PF in Zimbabwe and FRELIMO in Mozambique.
John E. Anegbode
John E. Anegbode received his doctorate degree in Strategic Studies in 2009 from the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies (CSDS), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State, Nigeria. Previous he obtained his master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies (MISS) in 1999 from the centre for Strategic and Development Studies (CSDS), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State Nigeria and a B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science with a Second Class Upper Division in 1994 from Edo State University Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Tokunbo Aderemi Ayoola
Dr. Tokunbo Aderemi Ayoola teaches African and African Diaspora History. He has taught at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Bexley College, UK, Tulane University, USA, and Ohio State University, USA. He received his doctorate from the University of Manchester, UK. He specializes in 19th and 20th century history of Africa, focusing on economic, political, social, and cultural history of Nigeria and West Africa. His scholarly writings have appeared in international journals and in edited volumes.
Dr. Isiaka Olalekan Aransi, B.A. (1985), M.P.A. (1992), M.Sc. (1997), and PhD (2005) (Ibadan), is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is the editor of a book entitled, Local Government and Culture in Nigeria, published by Chapel Hill Press, Inc, and the co-editor of the books State and Local Government in Nigeria: the Changing Scene and Public Administration in Nigeria, both by Catawba Publishing Company. Dr. Aransi has published both locally and internationally in books and journals. His areas of specialization include Comparative Public Administration, Human Resources Management, and Local Government Administration and Management.
Tokunbo Aderemi Ayoola
Nasarawa State University
Clayton State University.
Temitope Abiodun Balogun
Temitope Abiodun BALOGUN (PhD) is a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Osun State University, Nigeria. She specializes in Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Stylistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics. She has published widely in both local and international journals.
Oladele Abiodun Balogun
Oladele Abiodun BALOGUN (PhD), an Associate Professor of Philosophy, is the Head, Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria. He specializes in African Philosophy and Philosophy of Education. He has published numerous articles in both local and international journals of philosophy.
Inyang Etim Bassey
Inyang Etim Bassey is in the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Calabar in Calabar, Nigeria.
Fiosa Begai is a graduate student at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education Social Studies from the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta chapter. Currently, she works as a Social Studies teacher at Susan E. Wagner High School in NYC.
Arne Bialuschewski is assistant professor of History at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. His research is focused on early modern piracy and cross-cultural relations in the Atlantic World.
Jacob Butler earned a Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2007. As part of his participation in the Cultural Immersion Program at IU, he completed 10 weeks of student teaching placement in Bungoma, Kenya. After returning from East Africa, he began work towards a Master's of Arts in African Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and will graduate in May of 2011. His research interests are diverse, having done work on topics including street children in Kenya, xenophobic violence in South Africa, Nigerian oil politics, and land access and political patronage in Kenya.
Kaitlyn Carter is an M.A. Candidate in the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.
Prof Akinwale Coker has been in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria since 1991. He rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Environmental Health and Water Resources Engineering in 2010. He recently completed a term of two years as The Acting Head of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan.
Emma Deputy is a PhD student in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Gorgui Dieng is the Department of English and chair of the African and Postcolonial Studies Laboratory at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.
Chris Dietrich is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin and a Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale International Security Studies. His dissertation, "The Permanence of Power," is on the causes and consequences of the 1970s energy crisis.
Kim Yi Dionne
Texas A&M University
Vincent Dodoo is in the Department of History and Political Studies, Social Science Faculty, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Wilhelmina J. Donkoh was educated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a Senior Lecturer in History and Head of the Department of History and Political Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. She has extensive experience in teaching, research, and writing. Her research interests include Asante history, culture and development, social history, institutional history, biographies, slavery, and children’s literature.
Isabel Cristina Ferreira dos Reis
Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia - UFRB
Peter A. Dumbuya
Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya is professor of history at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and attorney at law in Phenix City, Alabama. He is the author of Reinventing the Colonial State: Constitutionalism, One-Party Rule, and Civil War in Sierra Leone (2008), and co-author of Assessing George W. Bush’s Africa Policy and Suggestions for Barack Obama and African Leaders (2009). Dr. Dumbuya’s current research focuses on elections, party politics, and postwar reconstruction in Sierra Leone, south-south relations between Brazil and Africa, and United States relations with Africa.
Dr. Samantha Early is an Associate Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Indiana University Southeast.
Affiong Effiom is a Fulbright Scholar in the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Efeduado A. Ekiugbo
Efeduado A. Ekiugbo is in the Department of Political Science at Delta State University.
Richard Agbor Enoh
Dr. Richard Agbor Enoh is a Lecturer with the Department of History, University of Buea in South West Cameroon. His areas of interest includes: History of Slavery, History of Pan African Studies, African Diaspora Studies, and American Studies.
Kwame Essien was born in Tema, Ghana (West-Africa) and studies social and cultural issues in the context of Africa and the African Diaspora. Essien’s family history with the middle passage, especially the story about his great-great grand-uncle, Chief Kweku Andoh (the chief of Elmina from 1884-1898) who interacted with slave merchants, shaped his interest in comparative slavery and migrations. Essien completed his PhD in African and African Diaspora History at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2010 and has accepted a tenure-track position in African history at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway beginning in fall 2011.
Manuel Ennes Ferreira
Manuel Ennes Ferreira is in the Department of Economics at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, in Lisboa, Portugal.
Marcus Filippello is a Visiting Assistant Professor of African and world history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include the history of environment and development in southeastern Benin. At present, he is working on a project that examines the social and environmental history of a road that connects the towns of Pobé and Ketu.
Sati Fwatshak is in the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.
Geetha Ganga is from Kerala but lives and teaches English Language at an Arts and Science College in Chennai, India. She obtained a PhD Degree from the University of Madras in 2009, for her Dissertation entitled, “Historicizing Somalia Through Literary Narrative: The Fiction of Nuruddin Farah.” Geetha is interested in the contemporary political history of Somalia.
Dr. Gillian Glaes
Originally from Missoula, Montana, Dr. Glaes is an Assistant Professor of History at Carroll College (MT). She earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed fields in modern French history, modern German history, European social and cultural history, and modern African history. She conducted fieldwork in France and wrote a dissertation entitled, "The Mirage of Fortune: West African Immigration to Paris and the Development of a Post-Colonial Immigrant Community, 1960-1981." Her research interests include migration, ethnicity, race, and identity in colonial and post-colonial France, the social history of medicine and public health, surveillance, and the history of immigrant associations and organization. Currently, she is revising her manuscript for publication based on the work that she did for her doctoral dissertation.
Francis E. Godwyll
Francis E. Godwyll is an Assistant Professor in Education and the Program Coordinator of Cultural Studies in Education at Ohio University.
Rhonda M. Gonzales
Rhonda M. Gonzales is an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Benjamin Kumai Gugong
Benjamin Kumai Gugong is a lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria. He is a PhD student of Accounting and Finance in the Department of Economics and Management Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academic (NDA), Kaduna, Nigeria. His area of interest borders on Rural Development, Poverty Alleviation, and Participatory Budgeting in the public sector. He is involved in youth activities. He is currently the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Kaduna State University Chapter, and the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Kaura Chapter, Kaduna State. He is happily married to Angela and blessed with two kids, Bobai & Jenchat.
Matthew M. Heaton is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech, where he teaches courses in African and Global History. His research focuses on intersections of nationalism, globalization, and health in Nigeria. He is the co-editor of several volumes including HIV/AIDS, Illness and African Well-Being (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2006) and Health Knowledge and Belief Systems in Africa (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008), and the co-author of A History of Nigeria (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). He is currently completing a monograph on the transition from colonial to cross-cultural psychiatry in twentieth century Nigeria.
Roshen Hendrickson is an assistant professor of political science at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). She received a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2006. Her research is on U.S. relations with sub-Saharan Africa and the economic and political conditions structuring African countries’ options in the global economy.
Myra Houser is a PhD student in African history at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She received a BA in history, mass communications, and Russian from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and an MA in comparative history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has a special interest in biographies and legal histories in southern Africa.
Raimonda Iskauskaitò is in the Masters in War and Peace program in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.
Abidemi Abiola Isola
Abidemi Abiola Isola is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. She Specializes in Public Administration and Development. She is presently a Doctoral candidate in the department of Public Administration, Babcock University.
Andrew Ivaska (Ph.D. Michigan, 2003) is Associate Professor of History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. As a cultural historian of modern Africa, his early research focused on urban struggles around gender, global culture, youth, modernity, and the state in colonial and postcolonial Tanzania, which culminated in his monograph, Cultured States: Youth, Gender, and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), alongside several articles and book chapters. Funded by a 3-year fellowship from Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), he is currently working on a new project examining Dar es Salaam’s transnational activist scene of the 1960s and 1970s. He is also involved in a collaborative project researching Chinese influence and immigration in present-day Tanzania. In addition to the SSHRC grant, he has received fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fonds Québécois de research sur la société et la culture.
Céline A. Jacquemin
Dr. Céline A. Jacquemin received a PhD from the University of California, Irvine in 2003. She is an Associate Professor in Political Science at St. Mary’s University where she is currently serving as the Associate Dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research examines how international actors understand and frame cases of massive human rights violations and how this impacts the possibilities for intervention. Her expertise covers parts of Europe and the Great Lakes of Africa where she more closely studies Rwanda. She also serves as a pro-bono expert witness for political asylum cases often linked to female genital mutilation to assist the St Mary’s University Center for Legal and Social Justice.
Leslie James is in the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Tarnjeet Kang is a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the Educational Policy Studies Department. His research interest focuses on post-conflict development through education in South Sudan. In particular, his is looking at the self-determination process of the community through this institution.
Baruti I. Katembo is currently an adjunct mathematics professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He has previously served in academic capacities at various colleges including North Carolina A&T State University (his alma mater; faculty), Florida A&M University (visiting numeracy research scholar), and Edward Waters College (faculty), where he directed the Ujuzi Group (a faculty think tank). His scholarship efforts include conference presentations (U.S. & international) and publications (e.g. the book Elephants in a Bamboo Cage); the paper “Africa, Jatropha Seeds, and Biofuel;” and connecting aspects of technology, culture, and economics. Prof. Katembo’s research interests include sociotechnology and resource use (human & natural).
Dr. Sean Kelley is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Hartwick College.
Kayla Khan [soon to be Kayla Meredith] is a cadet in her fourth and final year at the United States Military Academy, West Point, where she majors in International History. She considers herself a social historian. Specifically, her interests focus on Africa, decolonization, imperial discourse, and irregular warfare. For her master's studies, she hopes to explore the confluence of history and psychology. She hails from New Jersey and competes on the Army CEDA Debate Team.
Rosalie Black Kiah
Rosalie Black Kiah is a Professor of English in the Department of English and Languages at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. She teaches courses in American and African American Literature. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar, she taught two years at the University of Botswana in Africa. There she taught courses in Literature of the African Diaspora. Dr. Kiah holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA, a Masters degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and a PhD from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
Dr. Felix Kiruthu is a lecturer in History. Since 1997, he has taught at the Department of History, Archaeology, and Political Studies, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Besides his research interests in Gender studies, he also researched on the urban history of Africa, with special focus on the African informal enterprises. His other research interests include pedagogical methods in the study of history, as well as Peace and Conflict studies.
University of Arkansas.
Cranston S. Knight
Cranston S. Knight is an independent researcher. He received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago. His area of interest includes, U.S. foreign policy, "The Global Cold War,” and International Affairs.
Alexander Kure, PhD, is in the Department of English and Drama at Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Emmanuel Adetola Layode
Emmanuel Adetola Layode is in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Mitchell Lerner is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Korea Studies Institute at the Ohio State University. He is the author of The Pueblo Incident (2002), which won the John Lyman Book Prize for the best work of naval history, and editor of Looking Back at LBJ (2004) and A Companion Guide to the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson (forthcoming). He is an officer of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and has held the Mary Ball Washington Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Foreign Policy at University College, Dublin. He is currently at work on a broad policy history of the Johnson Administration.
A.R.B. Linderman is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University, where he holds the Florence and Bookman Peters Excellence Fellowship. He is currently writing a dissertation on the global origins of the doctrine utilized by Britain's Special Operations Executive and America's Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and will be conducting additional research in Britain on a Smith Richardson Fellowship. Linderman holds a BA in History from the University of Dallas and an MA in Statecraft & National Security from the Institute of World Politics.
Olasumbo Omolara Loko
Loko Olasumbo Omolara studied music at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and University of Ibadan, where she obtained Diploma in Music Education, B.A (Hons.), and M.A in African Music respectively. She is currently a PhD student at the Institute of African studies, University of Ibadan with Prof. Omibiyi-Obidike Mosunmola as her supervisor. She lectures at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Otto- Ijanikin Lagos, Nigeria. She is a member of Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Conference of Music Educators of Nigeria (COMEN), and Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE).
Olubenga Olanrewaju Loko
Loko Olugbenga Olanrewaju holds a PhD in African Music from the Institute of African studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He lectures at the Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. He has contributed to journals and presented papers at local conferences. He is a member of Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM), Conference of Music Educators of Nigeria (COMEN), and Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE).
Siphokazi Magadla is an M.A. student in International Development Studies at Ohio University.
Aditi Malik is a PhD student in Political Science at Northwestern University. Her primary areas of focus are Comparative Politics and International Relations, with a special emphasis on the study of human rights, conflict, and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. She has conducted fieldwork in Cambodia and Rwanda to assess the impact of international criminal courts and transitional justice institutions in the reconciliation processes in both countries.
Mark Manry is a PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, UK) currently serving in an administrative role at Rochester College, a small liberal arts school.
Emmanuel M. Mbah
Emmanuel M. Mbah is Assistant Professor of History at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. His research focuses on conflict, ethnicity, and socio-economic and political life of Africans in colonial and postcolonial Africa. He is the author of Land/Boundary Conflict in Africa: The Case of Former British Colonial Bamenda, Present-Day North-West Province of the Republic of Cameroon, 1916-1996 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008); “Disruptive Colonial Boundaries and Attempts to Resolve Land/Boundary Disputes in the Grasslands of Bamenda, Cameroon,” (African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Vol. 9, # 3, November 2009); and about a dozen chapters in edited volumes.
June McLaughlin is a Doctoral Candidate at Queen Mary, University of London.
Brian McNeil is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.
Amanda Kay McVety
Amanda Kay McVety is an Assistant Professor of History at Miami University. She has published in Diplomatic History and has an article in the April 2011 issue of The Journal of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. Her book, Enlightened Aid, is being published by Oxford University Press this fall.
Brillian Besi Muhonja
Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Africana Studies, and Women’s Studies at James Madison University. Her research areas include Gender Studies/Feminist Theory, African and African American Feminisms, African Film and Theatre, and East African Cultures.
Rose Musa is a Nigerian. She holds a BA.ED degree in English, M ED degree in Language Education and a PhD in Language Education from the Delta State University, Abraka. Nigeria. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education in the same university.
Shadrack W. Nasong’o
Shadrack W. Nasong’o, PhD, is a J.S. Siedman Research Fellow in the Department of International Studies, Rhodes College.
N. Binda Niati
University of Rochester
Timothy Nicholson is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University.
Nnamdi Obi is the Head, Business Banking Group, of Diamond Bank Plc in the Dei-Dei Business District Abuja, Nigeria.
Hannington Ochwada is in the Department of History at Missouri State University.
Catherine Jimbo Odari
Catherine Jimbo Odari is currently pursuing her master's degree in History at the Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her area of interest is African Diplomatic History from the 19th Century.
Mike Odugbo Odey is Associate Professor of History specializing in Economic History. He is the current HOD, History, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. He has a PhD History (2002), MA History (1994), PGDE (1987) and BA History (Hons) (1980), all from the University of Jos,Nigeria. His teaching and areas of research interests include African Development Studies, Poverty Analysis/Reduction Policies, and Food Security Systems as well as Inter-Group Relations. He has published several articles in both local and international journals and authored several books including The Development of Cash Crop Economy in Nigeria's Lower Benue Province,1910-1960 (London, Aboki Publishers, 2009). He is the co-editor of Historical Research and Methodology in Africa (Makurdi, Aboki Publishers, 2007).
Ebunoluwa O. Oduwole
Dr. (Mrs.) Ebunoluwa O. Oduwole, a former Head and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria, has been teaching Philosophy for over twenty years. She has attended various conferences both locally and internationally. She is a member of the Nigerian Philosophical Association, International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, and Pan-African Gender and Peace Research Group.
Onaiwu W. Ogbomo is professor of History and Africana Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his PhD from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He previously served as a faculty member at Bendel State (now Ambrose Alli) University, Ekpoma, Nigeria; North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C.; Allegheny College in Pennsylvania; and Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.
Segun Ogunbemi is in the Department of Philosophy at Adekunle Ajasin University.
John Babatunde Bamidele Ojo
Dr. John Babatunde Bamidele Ojo received his PhD at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is the author of “Confronting the Future: An Advocacy Agenda and Program,” in Toyin Falola and Ann Genova, Ed., The Yoruba Transition: History, Values, And Modernity and also a pending publication, “The Impact of Globalization on International Security,” in Bessie-House Soremekun and Toyin Falola, Ed., Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa. His research interests include International Security, Arms Control and Disarmament, Global Politics, and International Relations. Currently, he works for the Government of the District of Columbia.
Austin C. Okigbo
Austin C. Okigbo is currently a visiting assistant professor in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. An ethnomusicologist by training, he focuses on music in African, African American, and African Diaspora religious experiences; Black World music and resistance movements; and music and the global politics of AIDS. His research explores how the socio-cultural ecology and political histories of peoples of the Black World impact their religious experiences, shape their ritual music, and contribute to their use of music and the arts in articulating their socio-cultural and political aspirations.
Chinyere Okolo is an MD at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria.
Flora Okpeh is a postgraduate student with the Center for Gender Studies, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. She is also a Gender Activist who has consulted for many NGOs in Nigeria.
Okpeh O. Okpeh
Okpeh O. Okpeh is a Reader/Associate Professor of African History and Deputy Director Centre for Gender Studies at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. He is also a consultant on Gender, Globalization and Development Studies. He has authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited many books including Gender, Power and Politics in Nigeria (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers, 2007); Population Movements, Conflicts and Displacements in Nigeria, Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2008); Interrogating Africa (Ibadan: Historical Society of Nigeria, 2008); China in Africa: Threats and Opportunities (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers, 2009); and Dimensions and Implications of Military Transition Programs in Nigeria (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers, 2010). He is the editor of the Journal of Globalization and International Studies and the recipient of the University of Texas at Austin Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award, 2010.
F.A Olasupo is a senior lecturer in the Department of Local Government Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University. His research areas include comparative local government, gender in local governance, and traditional rulers under military rule.
Derin Ologbenla is in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos.
Samuel O. Oloruntoba
Samuel O. Oloruntoba is a student in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos.
Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi teaches Political Science at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. He is also the Acting Director of the Leadership Institute for Public Policy and Sustainable Development (LIPPSDev) of his University. His areas of research interest are International Administration and Transitional and Development Studies. Dr. Olu-Adeyemi has several publications in books and Journals.
Jacob Oluwole is a Professor at Alabama A&M Univeristy.
Donald O. Omagu
Donald O. Omagu currently teaches Global and African History at Wagner College, New York. He received his PhD from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. Dr. Omagu’s several peer-reviewed articles have appeared in chapters in edited volumes, journals, and monographs. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Historical Society of Nigeria, American Historical Association (AHA) African Studies Association (ASA), New York Historical Society, and Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests include Nigeria and West Africa.
Kevwe Mary Omoragbon
Mrs. Kevwe Omoragbon is a Lecturer in the Department of Public & International Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Ibadan.
Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
Sharon Adetutu Omotoso is in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lead City University in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Cletus E. Onakalu
Cletus E. Onakalu received his Master of Science degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies in 2010 from the Department of Political Science Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He received his Bachelors Degree B.Sc. (Hons) in Political Science with a Second Class Upper Division in 2004 from Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
Kunirum Osia teaches at Coppin State University in the Department of Applied Psychology. He works as quality assurance expert for the Maryland State Department of Education. He holds M.A. in Social Anthropology from Howard University, M.Phil. and PhD in Political Science from the George Washington University. For four years he was Executive Editor of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (a scholarly journal formerly based in the United Kingdom). For 16 years he was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nigeria Studies and Development.
Olusegun M. Osinibi
Olusegun M. Osinibi is in the Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Jesse Salah Ovadia
Jesse Ovadia is a PhD candidate in Political Science at York University, specializing in African Politics, Development Theory, and Political Economy. His research focuses on the politics of oil and development in the Gulf of Guinea, focusing on the effects of national content policies in the oil and gas industry. Jesse conducted field research in Angola and Nigeria in 2010 and is now writing his dissertation.
Dr. Meshack Owino is an Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University.
Rebecca Owusuaa is a student at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Dino Palaj received his B.A. in history with honors from the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. He is currently a graduate student in history at the same institution. His research interests include European, Middle East, and African history. He also has interest in researching the involvement Western governments have had in Muslim lands in the Middle East and Africa, creating the instability that we see in all parts today. He is happily married with 2 young boys.
Dr. Douglas Palmer joined Walsh University in the Fall of 2005 and serves as the Associate Chair of the Division of Humanities and the Special Assistant to the Provost for Global Learning. In 2004-2005, he was a Research Fellow at the Emory University School of Law and he holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, an MA from the University of Oregon, and a BA from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. In 2001-2002, Dr. Palmer was a Fulbright Scholar in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Dr. Palmer teaches classes in World history and his research focuses on cultural and intellectual history, in particular the History of Catholicism. He is currently working on twentieth-century Catholic theology and issues of post-colonialism.
R. Joseph Parrott is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies the intersections of decolonization and the Cold War. His interests include international history, American politics, and Sub-Saharan Africa during the twentieth century. Before coming to Austin, he received his BA and Master of Public Policy degrees from the University of Virginia.
Sean G. Plotner
Cadet Sean G. Plotner is a student at the United States Military Academy West Point.
Aurélien Polibout is a PhD student in the Military History and Sociology Department
History at the Research Center of the French Air Force.
John Ringquist is an instructor at the United States Military, West Point, where he teaches International History with an emphasis on Africa. Major Ringquist considers himself a historian of the military, social, and environmental fields with particular interest in all things African. His interests include pre-colonial Africa, decolonization, subaltern studies, and irregular warfare. Major Ringquist is also an African Foreign Area Officer for the United States Army and is involved with ongoing research into demining, the wars of decolonization, and social network studies.
Dr. Christine Saidi is a professor of African History at Kutztown Pennsylvania State University. She has just published a book, Women's Authority and Society in Early East-Central Africa, as well as "Nakabumba: God Creates Humanity as a Potter Creates a Pot,” in Gender Epistemologies in Africa: Gendering, Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities. She last traveled to Zambia in June, 2010.
Martin S. Shanguhyia
Martin S. Shanguhyia is an Assistant Professor of African History. His research interests include Colonial and Postcolonial Eastern Africa and Agrarian/Environmental studies.
University of Puerto Rico
Adam Adebayo Sirajudeen
Kogi State University, Anyigba
Kathleen R. Smythe
Kathleen Smythe teaches African history at Xavier University. She teaches an introductory survey and a wide range of upper-level courses. Her current research and publishing draws on her experiences teaching early African history in the survey and explores themes of African history that can help informcontemporary issues, such as climate change in early African history and the role and organization of matrilineal societies. Her first book (Fipa Families) examined the common interest in socialization that Catholic missions and Fipa parents shared in southwest Tanzania.
Alexandra Sowash is a PhD student in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research focuses on Chinese acquisition of agricultural land in Tanzania and Mozambique. She seeks to determine Chinese investment strategies in Tanzania and Mozambique and understand the impact of foreign land acquisition on property rights regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Timothy J. Stapleton is professor of African History at Trent University in Ontario, Canada and director of the Trent History graduate program. He has taught at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa and been a research associate at the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Botswana. His published books include Maqoma: Xhosa Resistance to Colonial Advance, 1798-1873 (1994); Faku: Rulership and Colonialism in the Mpondo Kingdom, c.1789-1867 (2001); No Insignificant Part: The Rhodesia Native Regiment and the East Africa Campaign of the First World War (2006); A Military History of South Africa: From the Dutch-Khoi Wars to the End of Apartheid (2010) and African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80 (2011).
Hans Erik Stolten
Hans Erik Stolten is a historian from the University of Copenhagen, where he has worked as researcher and lecturer at the Centre of African Studies for several years. He participated in the Danish Anti-Apartheid movement and in international solidarity work. He has written articles, reviews, and reports on South African matters for numerous periodicals and was the editor of two books on the anti-apartheid movement. His MA examined the history of the South African trade union movement and his PhD dealt with the writing of history in South Africa. He worked as a research fellow at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden for some years and published an anthology on South African historiography.
Juan Suarez is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Olivier J. Tchouaffe
Olivier J. Tchouaffe is a visiting Assistant Professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He teaches classes on Communication and Film Studies. He is currently working on a book on Cameroonian cinema and grassroots democratic activism. Besides many book chapters, his other works have also appeared in the Journal of Applied Semiotics, POV Online, Journal of Contemporary Thought, The Journal of African Cinemas, PostAmble Journal, and in The International Encyclopedia of Communication. His most recent publications include: “Colonial Visual Archives and the Anti-Documentary perspective” in the Journal of Information Ethics, “Notes on Cultural Flows and Globalization: When China Meets Africa,” forthcoming in Blackwell’s International Companion to Media Studies: Production.
Bridget A. Teboh
Bridget A. Teboh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of African History at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She holds an M.A. in African Area Studies and a Ph.D. in African History from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She specializes in African History, African-American Women’s History, Women’s and Gender studies, and oral history. She has contributed scholarly articles and book chapters on African history and culture, historical methods, African feminism, and economic development, and is presently is working on two book projects, “Unruly Mothers, Combative Wives: Rituals, Women and Change in the Cameroon Grassfields c. 1889-1960,” a study of British and German colonialism in West Cameroon in the late19th and early 20th Centuries; and Herstory: The Life and Times of “Madame Maternity,” an extraordinary woman, political figure and health worker.
Hetty ter Haar
Hetty ter Haar received her BA (Hons) History (1983) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an independent scholar in England. She is co-editor of Narrating War and Peace in Africa (University of Rochester Press, 2010).
Yafet is currently doing his PhD in the Department of Social and Political Thought at York University where he is researching the history of the Black Canadian Civil Rights Movement. He will be focusing on the role of policing and in infiltrating this movement. He is also a Professor of Humanities at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is the Founder and President of the Black Scholastic Society, which was created to build better Black scholars and is also the Chairman for the Neighbourhood Basketball Association, which is charitable organization that uses basketball as a means to reach high-risk youth and cultivate potential on and off the court.
Mamadou Sy Tounkara
Mamadou Sy Tounkara is the Director of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Politiques et Relations Internationales in Dakar, Senegal.
Nathaniel Umukoro is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Delta State University.
Aminah Wallace is afourth year graduate student at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, currently course complete and working on qualifying exams in order to gain the PhD. Wallace received a B.A. and M.A. in sociology from California State University, East Bay. Areas of research interest are slavery, black power, and more specifically the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party and Women's Studies.
Ben Weiss is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Government and Central African Conflict Studies through the Liberal Arts Honors program. He is also pursuing two side majors in Philosophy and African and African American Studies. His interests in Africa mostly revolve around HIV/AIDS, genocide, and post genocide recovery in Central and Southern Africa. In the coming years, he hopes to make several trips to the region to further his academic development and better prepare himself for a career in the field.
Texas A&M University.
Cameron Wimpy is a doctoral student in the Political Science Department at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on political behavior and attitudes in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. He recently returned from Sudan where he was doing pilot surveys for a larger project and monitoring the referendum on southern secession.
Karen Fisher Younger
Dr. Karen Fisher Younger is a Lecturer in History and Managing Director, Richards Civil War Era Center, Pennsylvania State University. She is also the Managing Editor, The Journal of the Civil War Era.
Adefarakan A Yusuf
Adefarakan A Yusuf is in the Department of History at Kaduna State University.
Hauwa’u E. Yusuf
Hauwa’u E. Yusuf is in the Department of Sociology at Kaduna State University.