Modern Sub-Saharan African history, African women's history, Gender and nationalism
PhD, Purdue University, 2013
Academic Interests and Research :
My research focuses primarily on modern sub-saharan African women's history. I am particularly interested in issues of gendered nationalism and citizenship in Cameroon (1960s-1980s). I am currently working on an article that examines why state officials and ordinary citizens in Cameroon accused women of incessant gossiping and blamed them for the imagined demise of the nation, despite their purported importance in nationalist activities during the 1960s and 1970s.
Currently revising "When Women wear Slacks": Fashion, Beauty and Gendered Nation-Building in West Cameroon, 1960-1972 for publication as my first book.
Professional Awards/Activities/Grants and/or Fellowships:
- Schmidt Grant, American Historical Association, 2013
- Visiting scholar, The Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 2012-2013
- Visiting researcher, Friends of the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries Grant-in-Aid Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2012
Why I Came To Baylor:
"I came to Baylor because of the university's commitment to strong research agendas and excellence in teaching. I was also impressed with the university's commitment to foster Christian values and encourage spiritual growth within the Baylor community."