Diana Wylie

Professor of History, College of Arts & Sciences

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)—and articles mainly on South and North African history. Winner in 2002 of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, she currently holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship for the Core Curriculum. She previously taught at Yale, Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Vassar, and the University of Oran, Algeria.