Five College African Studies Program

Joye Bowman


Department of History
University of Massachusetts

Office: Herter 631
Telephone: (413) 545-1330

Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1980).

Research Interests: Political and economic history of Africa.

Courses include: Africa since 1500; Women in Colonial Africa; National Liberation Movements.

Publications: Ominous Transition: Commerce and Colonial Expansion in the Senegambia and Guinea, 1857-1919. See web site for additional information.

Languages: Portuguese, French.

Geographic focus: Portuguese Africa, especially Guinea-Bissau, and the Senegambia region.