African affairs, politics and social issues — Central African Republic history — Cultural anthropology — Linguistics — Third-world history — Mercenaries (especially in Africa) — Gandhi — Japanese-African relations — Central African languages
Richard A. Bradshaw Associate Professor of History
B.A., Hawaii Loa College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University
Born and raised in Japan. Served with the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast and the Cental African Republic. Returned to Japan as a Fulbright Hays Fellow at Tokai University's Center for the Study of Civilization. Author of articles evaluating political and social conditions in Africa. Led a Centre travel-study program to Central Africa in 1998 with an emphasis on African history, culture and language.
African politics — Women and development in West Africa — Democratic transitions in Africa — Peace Corps
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud National Endowment for the Humanities Associate Professor of International Studies
B.A., Denison University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver
Former Peace Corps volunteer in Tahoua, Niger, West Africa. An Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar in Senegal, West Africa. Articles published in journals including Africa Today.
Cultural anthropology — Food production in Africa
A. Endre Nyerges Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Editor of The Ecology of Practice: Studies of Food Crop Production in Sub-Saharan West Africa (Gordon and Breach, 1998), part of a series. Research on ethnography and ecology in Africa and the Middle East.