B.A., St. John’s College (Annapolis)
Department of History
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1108
COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT
- 01:508:220 Ancient Africa
- 01:508:222 Modern Africa
- 01:508:224 Women and Gender in African History
- 01:508:326 Islam in African History
- 01:508:429 Research in African Historical Studies
- 16:510:539 Colloquium in Women's & Gender History
- 16:510:625 Colloquium in African History
- Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel. (Indiana University Press, 2006)
- Marriage in Maradi: Gender and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900-1989. Portsmouth: Heinemann (Social History of Africa Series, 1997)
- “Chronic nutritional crisis and the trope of the bad mother,” in Jean-Herve Jezequel and Xavier Crombe eds., A Not-So Natural Disaster: Niger 2005 (Columbia University Press 2009)
- "La rhétorique de la ‘mauvaise mère’," in /Niger 2005 Une catastrophe si naturelle/, Xavier Crombé and Jean-Hervé Jézéquel (eds.), Karthala, 2007, 199-226.
- “The Strength in the Song: Muslim Personhood, Audible Capital and Hausa Women’s Performance of the Hajj,” in Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives, edited by Dorothy Hodgson, Palgrave, 2001, 79-104.
- “Le genre sexuel, le mouvement et l’histoire: transformations sociales et spatiales au XXè siècle à Maradi au Niger,” translated by Denise Ganderton and reprinted in Géographies Anglo-Saxonnes: Tendances contemporaines, edited by Jean-Francois Staszak et al, Belin, 2001, 80-94.
- Melville J. Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association for the best book published in 2006 (Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel)
- Finalist for the African Studies Association 1998 Herskovits Award for the best book published in 1997 in African Studies for Marriage in Maradi: Gender and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900-1989. Portsmouth: Heinemann (Social History of Africa Series), 1997.
- Nominated by the Journal of African History for the Berkshire Conference on Women annual article prize for “Women’s worth and wedding gift exchange in Maradi, Niger, 1907-1989.”
- African Studies Association
- West Africa Research Association