Africa Studies



Ray Jonas is a historian of “the long nineteenth century” which opens with the crisis of the European Old Regime in 1789 and concludes with its collapse in World War One.

Amanda Swarr is associate professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Jordana Bailkin is a scholar of modern Britain and empire who has been dedicated to exploring the global dimensions of British studies and participating in scholarly and public conversations about Britain’s shifting status in the world.

Daniel Hoffman is Chair of African Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Bartley-Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence. His research focuses on militarization in West Africa. Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.

Lynn M. Thomas is the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington, Seattle with adjunct appointments in Anthropology and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.

Christopher Tounsel (Associate Professor, History, and Director, African Sudies Program) is an historian of modern Sudan, with special focus on race and religion as political technologies.