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Estate of George C. Bond

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., London School of Economics

Scholarly Interests

Education and elite formation in the United States and Africa. African studies. African religions and politics. Agrarian transformations. Cultural dimensions of urban and minority populations.

Selected Publications

The Politics of Change in a Zambian Community (Chicago University Press).

African Christianity (Academic Press, co-ed.).

The Social Construction of the Past (Routledge).

AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean (Westview).

Witchcraft Dialogues (Ohio University Press).

Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories (Westview).


active professional organizations

Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
Fellow, American Anthropological Association
Member of Social Anthropologists, Great Britain and the Commonwealth
Member of Council on Foreign Relations
President, Association for Africanist Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, 1994-1997

Member, Council, International African Institute, London, England, 1995- Present 


principal publications

(ed.) Globalization and Africa (Special Issue of) Journal of African American History, Spring, 2003

Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories: Contemporary Africa in Focus (ed. with Nigel Gibson) Westview Press, 2002

AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean (ed. with L. Kreniske, I. Susser, and L. Vincent), Westview Press, 1997

The Social Construction of the Past , Routledge, London, 1994

Social Stratification and Education in Africa (Special Issue of) Anthropology and Edcuation Quarterly, Vol. 13, No.3, Fall

African Christianity: Patterns of Religious Continuity in Africa (ed. with W. Johnson and S. Walker), Academic Press, 1979

The Politics of Change in a Zambian Community, Chicago University Press, 1976

office location

375B Grace Dodge Hall