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Jonathan T. Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Northern Kentucky University
Always interested in discussing the relationship of African Studies vis-a-vis other fields of scholarship. Also issues of Outreach and "mainstreaming" things African. In recent years, this interest has led me to examine the interaction between African Studies and World History. Strangely enough, this activity has apparently turned me into a World Historian. Oh well, I've always been a hopeless generalist.
|List Affiliations:||Former Advisory Board Member for H-Hausa
List Editor for H-Africa
Reviewer for H-SAfrica
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
PhD 1995, MA, 1991, Boston University, Department of History.
Areas of specialization: West African Political History, general African History, Islam, Development Anthropology.
BA 1988, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Majors in Honors History, Anthropology, and Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations.
Professional and Work Experience
Associate Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University, beginning Fall, 2003
Assistant Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University, Fall 1999-Spring 2003
Courses Taught: Honors Seminar, African History Survey, World History Survey, History/Culture/Food, Colonial Experience in the Non-Western World, European History Survey, Islamic World, Art and Method of History, Teaching and Thinking World History (graduate course).
Additional Duties: Co-advisor, International Students Union. Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta. Faculty Sponsor, Amnesty International.
Africa in World History. Co-authored with Dr. Erik Gilbert of Arkansas State University. Prentice Hall, 2004. Second Edition published 2007.
Trading Tastes: Culture and Commodity to 1750. Co-authored with Dr. Erik Gilbert. Prentice Hall, 2006.
"Africa and World History: From Antipathy to Synergy" Invited article for History Compass, Forthcoming September 2007.
Guest Editor, World History Bulletin, special forum on “Africa in World History.” Volume XII, #1, Spring 2006.
Invited Contribution “The Borders of African and World History” for Special Forum on Africa in World History, Historically Speaking, Fall, 2004.
“Good and Bad Muslims: Islam and Indirect Rule in Northern Nigeria,” The International Journal of African Historical Studies Vol. 34, No.3 (2001)
The Time of Politics (Zamanin Siyasa): Islam and the Politics of Legitimacy in Nigeria, 1950-1966, second edition, University Press of America, 2001.
“Conversations With Colleagues: Africanist and Afrocentric Reactions to Wonders of the African World.” West African Review, vol 1, no 2. Spring 2000. Co-authored with Dr. Michael Washington, Michael Burkes and Karen Cudjoe. Edited by myself.
Conference Activities (Recent)
“We Are Not Slaves to Usman dan Fodio: Politics and Place in Independence-Era Kano,” Presented at the African Studies Association Conference, November 2006.
“Teaching Africa in World History to Undergraduates,” Presented at the World History Association Conference, July, 2006.
Roundtable Organizer and Chair “Globalizing Africa: Placing Africa in World History,” (ASA Board Sponsored Roundtable) African Studies Association Meeting, October, 2003.
"Selling Modernity: Transportation and Modernization in Independence Era Ghana." Also Panel Organizer and Chair: "Africa in Motion: Transportations and Transformations in 20th Century Africa" panel. African Studies Association Meetings, December, 2002.
"Mining Information and Manufacturing Knowledge: Are Western-Based Researchers Just Another Extractive Industry?" Presented at the West African Research Association Symposium on Fieldwork in Africa.. Dakar, Senegal, June 2002.
“Pilgrims Slaves and Emigres: Sources on Nigerian Communities in North Africa and the Middle East in the Early 20th Century” Presented at the African Studies Association Meeting, November, 2001.
“The West African Savannah as Border Region.” Presented at the World History Association Meeting, Salt Lake City, June/July, 2001.
African Studies Association.
Editorial Advisory Board: H-Hausa
Research Fellow, Kano State History and Culture Bureau.
Research Fellow, Arewa House, Kaduna, Nigeria.
South Eastern Regional Seminar on African Studies (Coordinator, 1998-2001).
Southeastern World History Association
Executive Board, World History Association,2005-2009.