Dr. Colleen Kriger
Office: 2107 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5205
Ph.D., York University, Toronto, 1992
M.A., York University, Toronto, 1985
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006-
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1999-2006
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993-99
History of west and central Africa; precolonial Africa; social and cultural history; artisans; commodity currencies and trade; Atlantic world; material culture
Advance book contract with Ohio University Press, Africa in World History Series. Book title: Making Money: Life, Death, and Business on the Guinea Coast. The book will be a micro-history of Atlantic trade on the upper Guinea coast in the late seventeenth century.
- HIS 203: History of Africa to 1870 - Early African empires, the spread of Islam, European exploration, the Atlantic slave trade and its effects, slavery in Africa, white settlement in South Africa.
- HIS 204: History of Africa since 1870 - Colonial partition, missionaries, wars of resistance, styles of colonial rule, development and underdevelopment, independence movements and de-colonization, neo-colonialism, capitalism and socialism, civil wars, apartheid in South Africa.
- HIS 304: Gender, Family and Wealth in African History
- HIS 306: Islam and Popular Culture in Africa
- HIS 389: West Africa During the Atlantic Slave Trade - Examines how trade between European and African countries developed into a trans-Atlantic slave trade. Focus on origins of Slaves and effects of slave trade on Africa, ca. 1450-1850.
- HIS 399: Images of Africa in Film - Examines how Africa and Africans have been portrayed in film, from the creation and perpetuation of Hollywood stereotypes to the emergence of Independent Black Film and African Cinema.
- HIS 581: African History: Selected Topics (examples: Oral Traditions and Oral History; Central Africa and the Atlantic World) - Varying topics in African history including Central African Kingdoms, Pre-colonial West African Kingdoms, "Stateless" Societies of Africa.
- HIS 710: Colloquium in the Atlantic World - Introduction to the history of the Atlantic trading system, the historiography of Atlantic World studies, and comparative, cross-cultural approaches to historical research.
- Cloth in West African History, African Archaeology Series, AltaMira Press. 240 pp. (July 2006)
- Pride of Men: Ironworking in 19th Century West Central Africa, Social History of Africa Series, Heinemann Press. 261 pp. (March 1999)
- "The Conundrum of Culture in Atlantic History" in Africa and the Americas: Interconnections during the Slave Trade, José Curto and Renée Soulodre- LaFrance (eds.), Africa World Press, 2005:259-278. (Refereed)
- Encyclopedia entry: "Robe," Encyclopedia of Fashion and Clothing, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005:Vol. 3, 110-114. (Refereed)
- 2004 Review of exhibition "Captive Passage" and companion book Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas (2002) in Slavery and Abolition 25,1 (2004):134-141.
- Link to Publications List
Awards and Honors
- 2005-2006 UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award winner for UNCG