Diana Wylie

Office
ASC 517, Spring ’16 Hours: MR 1:30-2:30 and by appt
Email
dwylie@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-6645

Professor of History

B.A. Goucher College; M.Litt. University of Edinburgh; Ph.D. Yale University

African history; Core Curriculum

Curriculum Vitae

Diana Wylie has published four books—A Little God, The Twilight of Patriarchy in a Southern African Chiefdom (1990); Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa (2001; winner of Herskovits Prize 2002); Art + Revolution, The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele, South African Artist (2008); Enchantment: Pictures from the Tangier American Legation Museum (2010; French translation 2015)—and articles mainly on South and North African history. Winner in 2002 of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, she recently held the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship for the Core Curriculum and is currently (2016-17) acting as director of the Core Curriculum. Her current research focuses on urban history with special reference to historic preservation.