Affiliated Faculty Research

Check out this list of featured recent publications from selected affiliated faculty of the African Studies Center!

Ned Alpers:


Changing Horizons of African History, co-edited with Awet T. Weldemichael and Anthony A. Lee (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2017).


“Maritime Mozambique,” Tsingy: Revue de l’OIES, «Océan Indien, Espace et Sociétés» Université de La Réunion, 18, Dossier: Le Mozambique (2015): 15-34.

“Slavery, antislavery, political rivalry and regional networks in East African waters, 1877-1883,” Afriques [En ligne], 06 | 2015, Online since 21 December 2015. URL:

“Africa and Africans in the Making of Early Modern India,” in Pius Malekandathil (ed.), The Indian Ocean in the Making of Early Modern India (New Delhi: Manohar, 2015), pp. 61-74.'


Hannah Appel:


Appel, Hannah. 2017. "Toward an Ethnography of the National Economy." Cultural Anthropology 32, no. 2.


Christopher Ehret:


The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800.  Second Edition. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.


“Early humans: tools, language, and culture.”  Chapter 14 in The Cambridge World History, vol. 1, David Christian (ed.), Introducing World History (to 10,000 BCE), pp. 339-361.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Africa from 48,000 to 9500 BCE.”  Chapter 15 in The Cambridge World History, vol. 1, David Christian (ed.), Introducing World History (to 10,000 BCE), pp. 339-361.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Agricultural origins: what linguistic evidence reveals.”  Chapter 3 in The Cambridge World History, vol. 2, Graeme Barker and Candice Goucher (eds.), A World with Agriculture, pp. 55-92.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Judith Carney:


J. Carney. ‘The Mangrove Preserves Life’: Habitat of African survival in the Atlantic World, Geographical Review 107 (4):1-19. (Published online in early view August 4, 2016). DOI:10:1111/j.1931-0846.2016.12205.x.

J. Carney. ‘They Carry Life in Their Hair’: Domestication and the African Diaspora, in Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen, Michelle Niemann (eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities (London: Routledge), pp.35-46.


J. Carney and R. Rosomoff. African Crops in the Environmental History of New World Plantation Societies, in Cristina Joanaz de Melo, Estelita Vaz, Ligia M. Costa Pinto (eds.), Environmental History in the World, vol. II: Acting (Cham, Switzerland: Springer), pp.173-188.


Dan Posner:


“The Political Sources of Religious Identification: Evidence from the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Border.” In Press. British Journal of Political Science. (with John McCauley).

“When and Why Do Some Social Cleavages Become Politically Salient Rather Than Others?” 2017. Ethnic and Racial Studies.


“Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya.” 2016. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 11(1): 1-58 (with Eric Kramon). 

“Who’s Asking? Interviewer Coethnicity Effects in African Survey Data.” 2016. Comparative Political Studies 49(12): 1630-1660 (with Claire L. Adida, Karen E. Ferree, and Amanda L. Robinson).  


Allen F. Roberts:


“Beyond the Betweens: The Swahili Coast as Sensed from a Hinterland,” World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean,” A. Purpura and S. P. Meier, eds. Urbana-Champaign: Krannert Museum of Art, University of Illinois.

“Of Rainbow Snakes and Baffling Buffalo: Reflections on a Central African Mask,” in Animals and Philosophy, Peter Adamson and Fay Edwards, eds. Oxford Philosophical Concepts, Oxford University Press.

“Visual Citizenship in Senegal: Contemporary Contests of Cultural Heritage,” in Heritage Practices in Africa: Activation of the Past in the Present and Future,  Taku Iida, ed. Senri Ethnological Studies. Osaka: Minpaku.                    

“Of Snipe Hunts and Errant Bats, or, Will an Anthropologist EVER Learn?” Ufahamu, A Journal of African Studies.

Susan Watkins:


"A Fraught Embrace: the Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa". Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins. 2017, Princeton University Press.

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017