Gregory Mann (Columbia University, New York, New York)
Submitted: Tues, February 23, 2010
Department of History
615 Fayerweather Hall, MC 2502
New York, New York 10027
phone: 212 854 3168
***2009-2010 On Leave***
Interests and Research:
Gregory Mann, associate professor, specializes in the history of
francophone West Africa. He is currently working on two projects: a
history of political belonging in the Sahel (1946-1978); and a study of
political discourse on colonial history in African post-colonies.
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2000
B.A., University of Georgia, 1993
Native sons: West African veterans and France in the 20th century. Durham:
Duke University Press, 2006. Melville J. Herskovits Award Finalist
2009. "What was the indigenat? The 'empire of law' in French West
Africa," Journal of African history. vol. 50, no. 3 (November 2009): 331-53.
2008. "An Africanist's apostasy: on Luise White's Speaking with
Vampires," International journal of African historical studies 41, 1: 117-21.
2007. With Baz Lecocq.
"Between empire, umma, and Muslim third world: the French Union and
African pilgrims to Mecca, 1946-1958," Comparative studies of South Asia,
Africa, and the Middle East 27, 2: 367-83.
2007. "Colonialism now: contemporary anti-colonialism and the facture
coloniale," Politique africaine 105: 181-200.
2005. "Locating colonial histories: between France and West Africa."
American historical review 110, 2: 409-34.
2005. "Des Tirailleurs sénégalais aux Sans-papiers:
universaux et particularismes." In: L'Esclavage, la colonisation, et
après: France, Etats-Unis, Grande Bretagne. Sous la direction de
Patrick Weil and Stéphane Dufoix. Presses Universitaires de la
2004. "Name-dropping: jamuw and history in the western Sudan." In:
Mande-Manding: background reading for ethnographic research in the region
south of Bamako (Mali). Edited by Jan Jansen. Department of Cultural
Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University (The
2003. "Fetishizing religion: Allah Koura and French 'Islamic Policy' in
late colonial French Soudan." Journal of African history 44, 2: 263-82.
2003. "Immigrants and arguments in France and West Africa." Comparative
studies in society and history 45, 2: 362-85.
2003. "Old soldiers, young men: masculinity, Islam, and military veterans
in late 1950s Soudan Français (Mali)." In: Men and masculinities
in modern Africa. Edited by Lisa A. Lindsay and Stephan F. Miescher.
Social History of Africa series. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann: 69-85.
2003. "Violence, dignity and Mali's new model army, 1960-68." Mande
Studies 5: 65-82. (Guest editor for entire issue with Baz Lecocq)
2003. With Baz Lecocq.
"Writing histories of an African post-colony: Modibo Keita's Mali,
1960-68." Mande Studies 5: 1-8. (Guest editor for entire issue with Baz
2002. "What's in an alias? Family names, individual histories, and
historical method in the western Sudan." History in Africa 29: 309-20