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Dictionary of African Biography

Editorial and Advisory Boards

Editors in Chief 
EMMANUEL K. AKYEAMPONG 
Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University 
 
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. 
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor 
Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University 
 
Executive Editor 
STEVEN J. NIVEN 
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University 
 
Area Editors 
Stanley M. Burstein 
California State University, Los Angeles, Emeritus 
Ancient Africa 
 
Chouki El Hamel 
Arizona State University 
Maghreb since 1800 
 
Allen Fromherz 
Georgia State University 
Maghreb before 1800 
 
Israel Gershoni 
Tel Aviv University 
Modern Egypt 
 
Lidwien Kapteijns 
Wellesley College 
Somalia and Djibouti 
 
Ray Kea 
University of California, Riverside 
West Africa before 1800 
 
Christopher J. Lee 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Southern Africa 
 
Paul Lovejoy 
York University, Toronto 
English speaking West Africa 
 
Ghislaine Lydon 
University of California, Los Angeles 
French speaking West Africa 
 
Jonathan Miran 
Western Washington University 
Ethiopia and Eritrea 
 
Evan Mwangi 
Northwestern University 
African Writers 
 
Jeremy Rich 
Middle Tennessee State University 
Central Africa 
 
Kathleen Sheldon 
University of California, Los Angeles 
Women 
 
Jay Spaulding 
Kean University 
North and East Africa 
 
Thomas Spear 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
English speaking East Africa 
 
Advisory Board 
Kofi Agawu 
Princeton University 
 
K. Anthony Appiah 
Princeton University 
 
Suzanne P. Blier 
Sackler Museum, Harvard University 
 
Stanley M. Burstein 
California State University, Los Angeles, Emeritus 
 
Julia A. Clancy Smith 
University of Arizona 
 
Mamadou Diouf 
Institute of African Studies, Columbia University 
 
Linda Heywood 
Boston University 
 
Paulin J. Hountondji 
African Centre for Advanced Studies 
 
F. Abiola Irele 
Harvard University 
 
Jok M. Jok 
Loyola Marymount University 
 
Amina Mama 
Mills College 
 
Roger Owen 
Harvard University 
 
John Thornton 
Boston University 
 
Justin Willis 
The British Institute in East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya