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Tamba M'bayo
Associate Professor
of History (2006)

616.395.7587
Lubbers Hall 322
126 East 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
mbayo@hope.edu

B.A., University of Sierra Leone, Freetown
M.A., Miami University, Ohio
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Tamba M’bayo has been at Hope College since the fall of 2006. He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, where he studied African history, as well as an M.A. in World and Comparative history from Miami University, Ohio. Originally from Sierra Leone, M’bayo received a B.A. (Honors) in Modern history from the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

 

Courses Taught

HIST 207, World Civilization I, Prehistory to c. 1500
HIST 208, World Civilization II, 1500 to Present
HIST 221, Colonial and Post-colonial Africa
HIST 225, West African Economy and Society, 18th -21st Centuries: Commerce, Colonialism and Christianity
HIST 312, Myth and Culture in Pre-colonial Africa
HIST 321, The Making of Modern Africa: Politics, Culture, and Society 

 

Current Research
Professor M'Bayo is working on a book-length study titled Muslim Interpreters and Mediations of Knowledge and Power in Colonial Senegal, 1850-1920, which explores the lives and careers of African Muslim interpreters who mediated between the French colonial administration in Saint-Louis, Senegal, and Africans in the lower and middle Senegal River valley 

 

Publications

Articles/Chapters

“Bou El Mogdad Seck, 1826-1880: Interpretation and Mediation of Colonialism in Senegal.” In Femi J. Kolapo and Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry, eds. African Agency and European Colonialism: Latitudes of Negotiations and Containment. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007, 25-44.

“W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and Pan-Africanism in Liberia, 1919–1924.” The Historian 66, 1 (Spring 2004): 19–44.

Scholarly Reference Entries

“Côte d’Ivoire (The Republic of Ivory Coast).” In Peter N. Sterns, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Benin” and “Côte d’Ivoire.” In Thomas Riggs, ed. Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. Detroit, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006, 101-107, 251-258.

“Ethnic Conflicts: West Africa.” In Thomas M. Leonard, ed., Encyclopedia of the Developing World. New York: Routledge, 2006, 626-629.

“Africa,” “Americo-Liberians,” “Guinea,” “Liberia,” “Mali,” “Muslims in Africa” and “Sierra Leone.” In Carl Skutsch, ed. Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities. New York: Routledge, 2005, 27-28, 90-93, 527-529, 748-750, 784-786, 870-871, 1098-1100.

“Benin (Republic of)/Dahomey: Colonial Period.” In Kevin Shillington, ed. Encyclopedia of African History. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005, 137-139.

“Environment.” In Melvin Page, ed. Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2003, 190-191.

Book Reviews

Arnold Hughes and David Perfect. A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1914. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2006. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 41, 2 (2008): 330-332.

Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts, eds. Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks: African Employees in the Making of Colonial Africa. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. H-SouthAfrica http://www.h-net.org/~safrica (October 2008).

Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts, eds. Intermediaries, Interpreters, and Clerks: African Employees in the Making of Colonial Africa. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 40, 2 (2007): 372-373.

Ibrahim Abdullah, ed. Between Democracy and Terror: The Sierra Leone Civil War. Dakar: CODESRIA, 2004. The International Journal of African Historical Studies 39, 1 (2006): 156-158.

Mariane C. Ferme, The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.H-WestAfrica. http://www.h-net.org/~africa/reviews (March 2003).

Other Publishing Activity

Translation, French to English, in collaboration with Nicole Livar: Review by Catherine Coquery-Vitrovitch of Achille Mbembe, On the Postcolony. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. H-Africa. (March 2002).

 

 

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