MemberChika O. Okeke-Agulu

…Arts Council of African Studies Association

African Studies Association

College Art Association…

Chika Okeke-Agulu specializes in indigenous, modern, and contemporary African and African Diaspora art history and theory. He previously taught at The Pennsylvania State University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is co-editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, writes for Huffington Post and maintains the blog Ọfọdunka. In 2007, Professor Okeke-Agulu was appointed the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor of Art History at Williams College, and Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (2008). He was a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow (2010). Among his many awards and prizes are: Honorable Mention, The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication (triennial) Award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2017); The Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African Studies published in English during the preceding year (African Studies Association, 2016); Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts (The College of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2016); Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism (College Art Association, 2016); and Outstanding Dissertation (triennial) award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2007); National Council of Arts and Culture Prize for Best Art Student, University of Nigeria (1990); Indira Gandhi Memorial Prize for Best Graduating Student of the University of Nigeria (1990); Valedictorian and Class President of the 1990 graduating class,      University of Nigeria (1990). Okeke-Agulu serves on the board of directors of College Art Association, the advisory board of the Center for the Study of Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the executive board of Princeton in Africa. He is on editorial board of African Studies Review and on the advisory boards of Journal of African American Studies, and Journal of Igbo Studies

MemberWendy Laura Belcher

…PhD, UCLA Department of English, 2008MA, UCLA African Studies, 1991MA, UCLA Urban Planning, 1993…

African language literature (especially that in Gəˁəz, Amharic, Hausa), Anglophone African literature, early African literature, African film, African women authors, history of the African book, African manuscript cultures, African female saints, and queer African studies; as well as race and gender in eighteenth-century English literature, comparative African and European studies, postcolonial literature, Chicana/o literature, African American literature, comparative hagiographies, gender and sexuality, memoir, indirection and censorship, travel literature, manuscript studies, prison literature, intellectual autobiography, and supernatural monsters.

MemberPeter Kornicki

…n: Pollino Publishing), pp. 110.
2018    ‘Hayashi Razan to Edo shoki no shuppan bunka’「林羅山と江戸初期の出版文化」, Shomotsugaku『書物学』12: 2-8.
2018    ‘Frank Daniels’ report on the war-time Japanese courses at SOAS’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 81: 301-24.
2018   ‘A sad case of neglect: a Chinese book in New College Library’, New College Notes (ejournal) 10, article 3.

I spent my career at the University of Tasmania, Kyoto University and then the University of Cambridge. I took early retirement in 2014 and live in London, with the superb libraries of the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library just 15 minutes away on foot!

MemberDuncan Money

…African Studies Association (UK)

Royal Historical Society

Southern African Historical Society…
…ncy in historical and contemporary perspective‘, Review of African Political Economy, 47, 166 (2020), pp. 585-603. [with Hans Otto Frøland and Tshepo Gwatiwa]

‘‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianization, nationalism and non-Zambian Africans in the mining industry’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, 5 (2019), pp. 859-75.

‘Race and Class in the Postwar World: The Southern African Labour Congress‘, International Labor and Working-Class History, 94 (2018), pp. 133-55.

‘Trouble in paradise: The 1958 white mineworkers’ strike on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Extrac…

I am a historian of central and southern Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and I work at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Primarily my research looks at the history of the mining industry and I mostly research and write about the Zambian Copperbelt. My main areas of interest are histories of labour, race and global connections. Currently, I am a researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden and before this I was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Studies Group, University of the Free State, South Africa.

MemberSelim Karlitekin

I am a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Middle East, South Asia, and African Studies at Columbia University. My dissertation is on the international legal history of Muslim sovereignty claims in the 19th century. I am tracing the biopoliticization of Islamic political discourses and the aporetic structure of Muslim nationalism through a study of sites of emergency in the century of nationalist uprisings. Besides the scholarship, I have been an editor for the Turkish publisher Açılım Kitap since 2011.

MemberKalle Kananoja

…Nordic Journal of African Studies, Culture and history section co-editor

Finnish Historical Society, invited member…
…Ph.D History, Åbo Akademi University. June 2012.

M.A. African Studies, University of Helsinki. May 2005….

Kalle Kananoja is an expert on the history of medicine in precolonial Atlantic Africa and the early modern African diaspora. He has published extensively on Angolan and Afro-Brazilian religious and medical history. Most recently, he has co-edited Healers and Empires in Global History: Healing as Hybrid and Contested Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and a special issue on “Namibia: History, Memory, Society” for the Nordic Journal of African Studies. Kalle Kananoja works as a Senior research fellow in History at the University of Oulu. Since completing his PhD at the Åbo Akademi University (2012), he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the European University Institute (Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow 2012–2013), King’s College London (Visiting Research Associate 2013–2014), as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher (2013–2016), CORE Fellow at the Collegium of Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki (2016–2017), and lecturer in African studies at the University of Helsinki. He has taught courses on culture and health in global history, slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, modernisation in Africa, and research methods in African history. He is currently PI in charge of a Finnish Cultural Foundation funded project (2018–2019), which explores early modern networks between the Netherlands and Sweden  in a global history framework. Kananoja’s book manuscript, Healing Knowledge in Atlantic Africa: Cross-cultural Medical Encounters 1500–1850, explores health, disease and medical knowledge in precolonial Atlantic Africa. It deals with African and European perceptions of health, disease, and healing in tropical Africa. The book highlights cross-cultural medical exchanges and argues that local African knowledge was central to shaping European responses to illness. Medical interaction between Africans, Europeans residing in Africa for extended periods, and Eurafricans, in turn, shaped natural history collections in European centers of learning, but the true value of medico-botanical knowledge lay in its applicability in day-to-day health concerns among those who lived and settled in Atlantic Africa.