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Emmanuel Mbah


Emmanuel M. Mbah is a Professor of History and Director of Africa and African Diaspora Studies at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. His research focuses on colonial and postcolonial African conflict, identity, and ethnicity as well as the place of Africa in transatlantic and global interconnections.


PhD, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2006

MA, The University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, 1994

BA, The University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, 1992

AAS, South Plains College, Levelland, Texas, 2001

Scholarship and Publications

Environment and Identity Politics in Colonial Africa. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Dissent, Protest and Dispute in Africa. New York: Routledge, 2017 (Edited with Toyin Falola).

The African Civil Service Fifty Years after Independence: With Case Studies from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017 (Edited with Augustine E. Ayuk).

Contemporary Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Palgrave, 2014 (Edited with Toyin Falola).

Intellectual Agent, Mediator and Interlocutor: A. B. Assensoh and African Politics in Transition. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 (Edited with Toyin Falola).

Globalization and the African Experience. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2012. (Edited with Steven J. Salm)

Disruptive Colonial Boundaries and Attempts to Resolve Land/Boundary Disputes in the Grasslands of Bamenda, Cameroon. (Article in African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Vol. 9, # 3, November 2009).

Land/Boundary Conflict in Africa: The Case of Former British Colonial Bamenda, Present-Day North-West Province of the Republic of Cameroon, 1916-1996. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.

And numerous chapters in anthologies/edited volumes.



Contact Information

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Fax: 718.982.2864