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Kathleen Sheldon <email@example.com>
University of California, Los Angeles
My research is primarily on the history of women in Mozambique, and more broadly African women's history, Mozambican history and politics, and the Lusophone world in general. In relation to those areas, I focus on urban history and labor history.
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Luso-Africa
Reviewer for H-Africa
Reviewer for H-SAfrica
Ph.D. in History, UCLA
Dissertation: “Working Women in Beira, Mozambique”
M.A. in African Area Studies, UCLA
Concentration in History and Political Science
B.A. in History, Northwestern University
Credits equivalent to B.A. in Political Science
Certificate in African Studies
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, 1989-present
PUBLICATIONS / BOOKS:
Associate Editor, New Encyclopedia of Africa, 2nd ed., ed. by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, 5 vols. (Detroit: Charles Scribners’ Sons, 2007).
Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (Methuen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 2005); http://www.scarecrowpress.com/ISBN/0810853310
Paperback edition issued in 2010, titled The A to Z of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pounders of Grain: A History of Women, Work, and Politics in Mozambique (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2002); http://www.heinemann.com/shared/products/E07101.asp.
Co-editor with Marissa Moorman, Lusotopie 12, 1-2 (2005), special issue on "“Gendered Social Relationships.”
Editor, Courtyards, Markets, City Streets: Urban Women in Africa (Boulder, Col.: Westview Press, 1996); http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/westview/book_detail.jsp?isbn=0813386861.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
“Cape Verdean and Mozambican Women’s Literature: Liberating the National and Seizing the Intimate,” with Isabel Fêo P.B. Rodrigues, African Studies Review 53, 3 (December 2010): 77-99.
“Creating an Archive of Working Women’s Oral Histories in Beira, Mozambique,” in Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources, ed. Nupur Chauduri, Sherry Katz, and Mary Elizabeth Perry (Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010), 192-210.
“‘No more cookies or cake now, “C’est la guerre”’: An American Nurse in Turkey, 1919 to 1920,” Social Sciences and Missions 23, 1 (2010): 94-123.
“Outras Vozes: Women’s Writings in Lusophone Africa,” with Isabel Fêo P. B. Rodrigues, African and Asian Studies 7, 4 (2008): 423-445; special issue, “Researching African Women and Gender Studies: New Social Science Perspectives.”
“Writing about Women: Approaches to a Gendered Perspective in African History,” in Writing African History, ed. John Edward Philips, 465-489 (Rochester: N.Y.: Rochester University Press, 2005).
“Markets and Gardens: Placing Women in the History of Urban Mozambique,” Canadian Journal of African Studies 37, 2-3 (2003): 358-395; special issue on “Contesting Urban Space in Africa: Past and Present,” ed. Allen Howard.
“Mozambique,” in Sub-Saharan Africa, ed. Aili Mari Tripp, in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women’s Issues Worldwide, ed. Lynn Walter, 245-270 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003).
“Buchi Emecheta’s The Slave Girl,” in African Novels in the Classroom, ed. Margaret Jean Hay, 133-144 (Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner, 2000).
“Machambas in the City: Urban Women and Agricultural Work in Mozambique,” Lusotopie (1999): 121-140.
“‘I Studied with the Nuns, Learning to Make Blouses’: Gender Ideology and Colonial Education in Mozambique,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 31, 3 (1998): 595-625.
“‘Rats Fell from the Ceiling and Pestered Me’: Phrase Books as Sources for Colonial Mozambican History,” History in Africa 25 (1998): 341-360.
“Women and Revolution in Mozambique: A Luta Continua,” in Women and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World, ed. Mary Ann Tétreault, 33-61 (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1994).
“Creches, Titias, and Mothers: Working Women and Child Care in Mozambique,” in African Encounters with Domesticity, ed. Karen Tranberg Hansen, 290-309 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992).
“A Report on a ‘Delicate Problem’ Concerning Female Garment Workers in Beira, Mozambique,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 16, 3 (1991): 575-586.
“Sewing Clothes and Sorting Cashew Nuts: Factories, Families, and Women in Beira, Mozambique,” Women’s Studies International Forum 14, 1/2 (1991): 27-35.
ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES (past five years):
"Women in African History," in Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, ed., Thomas
Spear (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012):
“Mozambique,” in Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, ed. by Joanne Eicher (London: Fashion Library Ltd, a subsidiary of Berg Publishers/Oxford International Publishers, 2010).
“African Liberation and Nationalist Movements” (1: 50-57), “Sousa, Noémia de” (4: 91-92), and “Machel, Graça” (4: 141-142) in Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, ed., Bonnie G. Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
“Women: Africa,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, ed., Peter N. Stearns, vol. 8: 11-18 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
“Machel, Samora,” in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. by William A. Darity, Jr., 532-533. 2nd ed. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008).
“Amina” (1:70-71), “Diogo, Luisa” (2:96-97), “Kimpa Vita” (3:116), “Machel, Graça” (3:425-426), “Maputo” (3:478-479), “Suzman, Helen” (4:548-549), “Women: Women and Urbanism” (5:258-260), “Women: Women in African History” (5:260-265), and “Women: Widows” (5:265-266) in New Encyclopedia of Africa, 2d ed., ed. by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, 5 vols. (Detroit: Charles Scribners’ Sons, 2007).
BOOK REVIEWS (past 5 years):
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, for the blog, Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa, February 2010; http://humanitarianismafrica.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/index.html;
Portuguese Colonial Cities in the Early Modern World, ed. by Liam Matthew Brockey, in Reviews in History no. 773 (July 2009); online at http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/sheldonk.html.
“Mulheres na esteira, homens na cadeira”? Mulheres, economia informal e mudança cultural: estudo realizado na cidade de Maputo, by Sónia Frias, in Lusotopie 16, 1 (June 2009): 203-205.
Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya, by Kenda Mutongi, in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 10, 3 (2008): 412-414.
Crafting Identity in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, by Elizabeth MacGonagle, for H-SAfrica, September 2008.
Basus'iimbokodo, bawel'imilambo/They Remove Boulders and Cross Rivers. Women in South African History, ed., Nomboniso Gasa, in African Book Publishing Record (ABPR) 34, 2 (2008): 98-99.
Representation and Reality: Portraits of Women's Lives in the Western Cape, by H. Scanlon, in ABPR 34, 2 (2008): 98-99.
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City, by Filip De Boeck and Marie-Françoise Plissart, in African Identities 5, 2 (August 2007): 303-304.
Child Soldiers in Africa, by Alcinda Honwana, in International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS) 39, 3 (2006): 509-511.
Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique, by Harry G. West, in African Affairs 105, n. 421 (October 2006): 658-660.
Readings in Gender in Africa, ed. by Andrea Cornwall, in _International Journal of African Historical Studies_ 39, 1 (2006): 150-151.
CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED (past five years):
“‘No more cookies or cake now, C’est la guerre’: An American Nurse in Turkey, 1919 to 1920,” American Historical Association (AHA), San Diego, January 2010 and National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS), Berkeley, Calif., October 2008
“Searching for Women’s History in Beira, Mozambique,” Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH), Santa Clara, Calif., April-May 2009
“Women and Pleasure in Postcolonial Portuguese African Literatures,” with Isabel Fêo Rodrigues, African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2008
“Women’s Studies and Gender Research in Lusophone Africa,” with Isabel Fêo Rodrigues, ASA Annual Meeting, New York, October 2007
“‘How I Want to Shoot Off a Gun’: An American Missionary in Turkey, 1919 to 1920,” Western Association of Women Historians, San Diego, Calif., May 2007
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
African Studies Association (Board of Directors, 2004-2007)- www.africanstudies.org
American Historical Association
Lusophone African Studies Organization, founding chair, 1999-2006
National Coalition of Independent Scholars - www.ncis.org
Western Association of Women Historians