Recent Member Publications

Jolaosho, Omotayo, 2018. “Awkward Activisms: Gender and Embodied Mobilization in a Post-Apartheid South African Social Movement.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43(2): 425-448.

Jolaosho, Omotayo, 2018. “How Movements Like #MeToo Can Address Marginalization, Isolation, and Alienation Among Activists: Bringing Our Bodies Back In." Online Essay in Research Matters, Social Science Research Council.

Darko Opoku and Eve Sandberg, eds. Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.


Kelly, Jill. To Swim with Crocodiles: Land, Violence, and Belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996. Michigan State University Press and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2018.​

Grillo, Laura S. An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa. Duke University Press, 2018.​

Sheldon, Kathleen. African Women: Early History to the 21st Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Sheldon, Kathleen. “From Frenzied Mobs to Savvy Businesswomen: Researching the History of Market Women in Africa.” In Changing Horizons of African History, ed. Awet T. Weldemichael, Anthony A. Lee and Edward A. Alpers, 241-65. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2017.

Achebe, Nwando. “‘Homos Are Not Safe in Nigeria’: Yarl’s Wood, Justice and Immigration for LGBTI Nigerians.” In Changing Horizons of African History, ed. Awet T. Weldemichael, Anthony A. Lee and Edward A. Alpers, 267-96. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2017.

Anyidoho, Nana Akua and Akosua Adomako Ampofo. 2015. “’How Can I Come to Work on Saturday When I Have a Family?’:  Ghanaian Women and Bank Work in a Neo-Liberal Era.”  In Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora edited by Cheryl Rodriguez, Dzodzi Tsikata and Akosua Adomako Ampofo. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Manuh, Takyiwaa and Nana Akua Anyidoho. 2015. “To Beijing and Back: Reflections on the Influence of the Beijing Conference on Popular Notions of Women’s Empowerment in Ghana.” IDS Bulletin, 46(4): 19-27.

Iris Berger, Women in Twentieth-Century Africa, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.



Emily Bridger, 2015. “From ‘Mother of the Nation’ to ‘Lady Macbeth’: Winnie Mandela and Perceptions of Female Violence in South Africa, 1985-91, Gender & History 27(2): 446-464.

Emily Bridger, 2015. “Functions and Failures of Transnational Activism: Discourses of Children’s Resistance and Repression in Global Anti-Apartheid Networks,” Journal of World History 26(4):865-887.

Katherine Bruce-Lockhart, 2014. “‘Unsound’ minds and broken bodies: the detention of ‘hardcore’ Mau Mau women at Kamiti and Gitamayu Detention Camps in Kenya, 1954-1960,” Journal of Eastern African Studies 8(4): 590-608.


Emily Burrill, States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali, Ohio University Press, 2015.


Helen Dancer, Women, Land and Justice in Tanzania, Woodbridge: James Currey, 2015.


Alicia C. Decker, In Idi Amin’s Shadow: Women, Gender, and Militarism in Uganda, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2014.


Alicia Decker and Andrea Arrington, Africanizing Democracies, 1980-Present Oxford University Press, 2014.

Corrie Decker, Mobilizing Zanzibari Women: The Struggle for Respectability and Self-Reliance in Colonial East Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Abosede George, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos, Ohio University Press, 2014.


Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Conjugal Rights: Marriage, Sexuality, and Urban Life in Colonial Libreville, Gabon, Ohio University Press, 2014.


Hilary Jones, The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013


Hilary Jones, “Fugitive Slaves and Christian Evangelism in French West Africa: A Protestant Mission in Late Nineteenth Century Senegal,” Slavery and Abolition (2016), online, print edition forthcoming,


Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, 2015 “‘Go back and tell them who the real men are!’ Gendering our understanding of Kibera’s Post-election violence,” 9(1) 2015: 12-24  Available at: 


Elisabeth McMahon, Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa: From Honor to Respectability, Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Yewande Omotoso, The Woman Next Door, Chatto and Windus, 2016.


Donna A. Patterson, Pharmacy in Senegal: Gender, Healing, and Entrepreneurship, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.


Donna A. Patterson, 2015. “Le virus Ebola: un révélateur d’inégalités biomédicales et une intervention internationale hétérogène,” Anthropologie & Santé, URL:


Jeanne Marie Penvenne, Women, Migration & the Cashew Economy in Southern Mozambique, 1945-1975. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey, 2015.


Carina E. Ray, Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015.


Kathleen Sheldon, Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2nd edition. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.


Kathleen Sheldon and Judith Van Allen, 2015-2016. Guest Editors, Forum on Women and Gender in Africa, African Studies Review 58(3), December 2015 (Part One) & 59(1), April 2016 (Part Two).


Judith Van Allen, 2015. “What are Women’s Rights Good For: Contesting and Negotiating Gender Cultures in Southern Africa,” African Studies Review 58(3): 97-128.


Katherine Ann Wiley, 2016. “Making People Bigger: Wedding Exchange and the Creation of Social Value in Rural Mauritania.” Africa Today 62 (3): 49-69.