Please join us in welcoming Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor of the Humanities, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis, who will deliver the 2017 John Lax Memorial Lecture. The title of her lecture is "A Post-Mortem of the African Revolution: Rethinking the Global Sixties." The event is free and open to the public.
Professor Allman’s research and published works include nineteenth and twentieth-century African history, with a focus on gender, colonialism, nation, and the post-colonial state. She is the author of TONGNAAB: The History of a West African God, published by Indiana University Press in 2005; “I Will Not Eat Stone”: A Women’s History of Colonial Asante (with V. Tashjian), published by Heinemann Press in 2000; and The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana, 1954-1957, published by University of Wisconsin Press in 1993.
Professor Allman has also edited and introduced several collections, including Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress. Allman’s articles have appeared in a number of journals, including the American Historical Review, Journal of African History, Africa, Gender and History, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, Journal of Women’s History, History Workshop Journal and Souls. For six years she edited the Journal of Women’s History with Antoinette Burton and currently co-edits Ohio’s New African Histories series with Allen Isaacman and Derek Peterson.
She currently serves as the Vice-President of the African Studies Association.