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Associate Professor; Director, African Studies Center at UNC Global Joint Appointment in Women’s & Gender Studies
CB# 3135

Research Interests

  • Gender History
  • African History
  • Former French Empire; Colonialism and Post-colonialism

Some Notable Publications

  • "Historicizing Social Justice and the Longue Durée of Forced Marriage in Africa," in Marriage by Force?: Contestation Over Consent and Coercion in Africa, ed. Annie Bunting, et al. (Ohio University Press, 2016)
  • States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali (Ohio University Press, 2015)
  • Co-editor, Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (Ohio University Press, 2010)
  • "'Wives of Circumstance': Slave Emancipation, Vulnerability, and Gender in Late Nineteenth Century Senegal," Slavery and Abolition 29 (1): 49-64
  • "Disputing Wife Abuse: Tribunal Narratives of the Corporeal Punishment of Wives in Colonial Sikasso, 1930s," Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines 47 (3-4): 603-622
  • Graduate Students

    Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

    For current information about course offerings, click here.

    • HIST 535 - Women and Gender in African History