Institut

für

Afrikastudien

Herr Frederick Cooper

 
Einladende Institution: Iwalewahaus
Aufenthalt: 17. Januar 2016
Email: fred.cooper@nyu.edu
Heimatuni: Yale University: King Juan Carlos Center / New York University (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
Informationen zur Person: BA PUBLIC LECT am 15.1 + Workshop Celebrating whose independence TP1 15-17.1.2016

Public Lecture Series "Future Africa and Beyond"

Forgotten Futures: Federation, Confederation, and Community in French Africa at the Moment of Decolonization

Frederick Cooper is professor of history at New York University and a specialist in the history of Africa, colonization, decolonization, and empire more generally. He is the author of a trilogy of books on labor and society in East Africa and more recently of Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa (Cambridge, 1996); Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present (Cambridge, 2002); and Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (California, 2005). He is also  coauthor, with Jane Burbank, of Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (Princeton, 2010), which won the World History Association Prize for 2011 and is being translated into six languages.