Notes on Contributors

Marina Berthet is Associate Professor of African History at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói. She is the author of “Ceux qui sont de passage et ceux qui restent – L’émigration capverdienne à São Tomé et Príncipe,” New Perspectives on Migration in African Settings, ed. Mustafa Abdalla et al. (Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2014) and “São Tomé e Príncipe: reflexões sobre alguns aspectos de sua história agrícola no pós- independência,” Estudos Ibero-Americanos 42, no. 3 (2016).

Emily Burrill is Associate Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Director of the African Studies Center. She is the author of States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Mali (Ohio University Press, 2015) and the coeditor of Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (Ohio University Press, 2010).


Abena Busia is Professor and former Chair of the Department Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is Co-Editor of the Women Writing Africa Project and author of Testimonies of Exile (Africa World Press, 1990) and Traces of a Life (Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2008).


Sana Camara is Professor of French at Truman State University. He is the author of La poésie sénégalaise d’expression française (1945-1982) (Harmattan, 2011), and The Epic of Kelefaa Saane (Indiana University Press, 2010), and Sheikh Ahmadu Bamba: Selected Poems (Brill, 2017). He is a contributing editor to the review Éthiopiques, founded by Senegal’s first president, the poet Léopold Sédar Senghor.


Nathan Riley Carpenter directs the Center for Global Education at Northampton Community College, in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. He writes on African history, environmental history, and African borderlands. He has taught at Lafayette College, Lehigh University, and Moravian College.


Ruma Chopra is Professor of History at San Jose State University and the author of Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution (University of Virginia Press, 2011), Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America (Roman and Littlefield, 2013), and Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (Yale University Press, 2018).


Thaïs Gendry is a PhD candidate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the Université de Genève. Her thesis explores the making of the colonial penal system in French West Africa through the study of both repressive practices and policies of clemency.


Holger Bernt Hansen is Professor Emeritus of African Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Mission, Church and State in a Colonial Setting. Uganda 1890-1925 (St. Martins, 1984) and other works. Together with Michael Twaddle he has edited a number of books on religion, politics, and development in Uganda.


Kris Inman is currently the Technical Advisor on countering violent extremism in the Middle East and North Africa at SSG Advisors. From 2013-2016, she was the director of the Africa Research Initiative at the National Intelligence University and in 2012 she was the lead counter threat finance analyst in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the Afghanistan Threat Finance Cell.


Trina Leah Hogg is an Assistant Professor of African History at Oregon State University. Her research explores early imperialism, law, and geography. She is currently completing a manuscript on the history of law and trade in southern Sierra Leone.


Baba Galleh Jallow is an Assistant Professor of African and World history at La Salle University in Philadelphia. His publications include Leadership in Colonial Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Leadership in Postcolonial Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and The Kwame Nkrumah Cartoons (Woeli, 2014). Before going into exile in September 2000, he was a journalist and newspaper editor in The Gambia.


Benjamin N. Lawrance is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. Among his publications is Amistad’s Orphans: A Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling (Yale University Press, 2014). He regularly serves as an expert in African asylum and refugee claims before immigration courts.


Aliou Ly is Associate Professor of History at Middle Tennessee State University. He is author of “Gendered Patterns of Migration and Changes to Gender Relations in Guinea- Bissau,” in Guinea Bissau: From Micro-State to Narco-State, ed. Patrick Chabal and Toby Green (Hurst, 2016) and “Revisiting the Guinea Bissau Liberation War: PAIGC, UDEMU and the Women’s Rights and Emancipation Question, 1963-1974,” Portuguese Journal of Social Science 14, no. 3 (2015).

E. Ann McDougall is Professor of History at the University of Alberta. She is the author of “Colonial Labour, Tawdenni and ‘L’enfer du sel’: the Struggle from Slave to Free Labour in a Saharan Salt Mine,” Labour History, 58, no. 2 (2017), and “‘Hidden in Plain Sight’: Haratin in Nouakchott’s Urban Niches,” in “Post-Slavery,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 48, no.2 (2015). ed. Baz Lecoq and Eric Hahonou.

Susan Dabney Pennybacker is the Chalmers W. Poston Distinguished Professor of European History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Immediate Past President of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). She is the author of A Vision for London, 1889-1914 (Routledge, 1995, 2013), and From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain (Princeton University Press, 2009). Her book-in-progress is: Fire By Night, Cloud By Day: Refuge and Exile in Postwar London.

Marie Rodet is Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She has researched and published extensively on the history of law in colonial Mali. She is currently working on her second monograph on resistance against slavery in Kayes, Mali.


Brett Shadle is Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He is the author of “Girl Cases”: Marriage and Colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970 (Heinemann, 2006) and The Souls of White Folk: White Settlers in Kenya, 1900s-1920s (Manchester University Press, 2015).


Kate Skinner is Senior Lecturer in the History of Africa and its Diasporas at the University of Birmingham, UK, where she also chaired the Department of African Studies and Anthropology. She is the author of The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland: Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914-2014 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Joanna T. Tague is an Assistant Professor of African History at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She is a coeditor and contributing author of African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights (Ohio University Press, 2015).


Meredith Terretta is the Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights and Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence: Nationalism, Grassfields Tradition, and State-Building in Cameroon (Ohio University Press, 2014).


Romain Tiquet is a postdoctoral fellow at the History Department of the Université de Genève. He has worked on the history of coercive mobilization of workers in Francophone West Africa. His current work draws a social and regional history of Burkina Faso and Ghana on the eve of independence.