Lisa A. Lindsay

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Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor; Department Chair

521 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919.962.2178 (phone)

BA Johns Hopkins University, 1988

MA University of Michigan, 1992
PhD University of Michigan, 1996

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Lisa Lindsay’s 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 understand large-scale processes through human-scale experiences, and to attend to African particularities as well as points of larger comparison and connection. Her most recent project is the contextualized biography of a South Carolina freedman who in the 1850s migrated to modern-day Nigeria, making trans-Atlantic connections that his descendants and their American relatives maintain to this day.  She is also beginning work on a history of women and gender in the Atlantic slave trade.

Some Notable Publications

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.


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