Visiting Researchers

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Name Discipline Interests
Sara Berry History Economic history, political economy of development, Nigeria, Ghana
Jean Borgatti Art History Nigeria, African arts and culture production
Barbara Brown Political Science K-12 African studies education; Retired Director, BU African Studies Outreach Program
Dan Connell Political Science Human rights and development in transitional societies; refugees, forced migration and trafficking; Eritrea, Sudan
Lori De Lucia History Early modern Black Mediterranean
Dawit Giorgis Government Ethiopian politics, violent extremism
Karl Haas Ethnomusicology Music and masculinity, rhythm, northern Ghana
Ruth Kimokoti Nutrition and Medicine Non-communicable diseases, global health
Jeanne Koopman Economics Economic and environmental history of the Senegal River Valley
Victor Manfredi Linguistics/Anthropology Igbo, Yoruba, and African Diaspora linguistics
Ivor Miller African Studies Nigeria, Cuba, performance
Susanne Mueller Political Science Democratization, conflict, development; eastern and southern Africa; personal website
Jenny Parker Anthropology Director, West African Research Association
Daivi Rodima-Taylor Anthropology Mutual help associations and cooperative work; fiduciary culture, savings/credit and remittances; informal public authority and vigilantism; land and resource tenure; Tanzania; eastern Africa
Marc Sommers Anthropology African war and post-war issues, including youth, development, gender (sexual violence, adulthood, masculinity), child soldiers, security, conflict negotiation, education, employment, governance, urbanization, displacement, and coordination
Noel Twagiramungu International Relations Global governance, human rights, identity politics, Great Lakes region
Tim Weiskel History and Anthropology Cartography, West Africa, African Historical Graphics Archives
David Westley Language and Literature Oral tradition; Hausa folklore; Retired Bibliographer, African Studies Library
Jennifer Yanco Linguistics West Africa; indigenous languages; Retired Director, West African Research Association