Faculty Research

African History at Rutgers

Rutgers has unusual strength in African social and cultural history, with four faculty members who work directly on Africa and numerous faculty whose work in comparative, global, imperial or diaspora history contributes in direct ways to a deeper understanding of African history.

The Rutgers History Department has four faculty members specializing directly in African History: Allen Howard, Carolyn Brown, Julie Livingston, and Barbara Cooper.

Rutgers is a particularly suitable place for students seeking to do graduate work in the following areas, given the strengths and research interests of our faculty overall:

  • West Africa
  • Women and Gender in Africa
  • History of Health and the Human Body in Africa
  • African Cities
  • African Labor History
  • Religion in Africa
  • Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Africa and French Empire