Africa and The Middle East

Janet J. Ewald, Associate Professor with Tenure

Office: 316 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-4280

My specialty in the history of Africa has led me, in both my teaching and research, to explore how Africans participated in the major currents of world history since about 1700. My first book Soldiers, Traders, and Slaves: State Formation and Economic Transformation in the Greater Nile Valley,... full profile »

Bruce S. Hall, Associate Professor in the Department of History

Office: History Dept, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-3197

My first book, A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), is about the development of ideas about racial difference along the West African Sahel. The research for this project was focused in and around the Malian town of Timbuktu. My current... full profile »

Engseng Ho, Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 205 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-4544

Adam Mestyan, Assistant Professor of History

Office: Office 316; 114 Campus Drive, Carr Building (east Campus), Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-2343

Adam Mestyan is a historian of the modern Middle East. His first monograph Arab Patriotism - The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017; order it on... full profile »

Jocelyn Harrison Olcott, Associate Professor of History

Office: 201 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 668-5298

Jocelyn Olcott is Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Mexico. Her first book, Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico, explores questions of gender and citizenship in the 1930s.  Her second book, International Women’s Year:  The... full profile »