Five College African Studies Program

Mitzi Goheen


Department of Anthropology & Sociology; Black Studies - Chair
Amherst College

Chair, Black Studies (Amherst College)
Editor, African Studies Review (with Ralph Faulkingham)
Co-Director, USFIL grant (with Elliot Fratkin)
Study Abroad Committee, Amherst College

Office: 309 Cooper House
Telephone: (413) 542-2740
Web:, African Studies Review

Degree: Ph.D., Anthroplogy, Harvard University.

Research Interests: West Africa, emphasis on Cameroon; youth, gender, political.

Courses include: African Cultures and Societies; Africa: Power and Representation; Economic Anthropology and Social Theory; Evolution and Culture.

Publications: Men Own the Fields, Women Own the Crops: Gender and Power in the Cameroon Highlands (book; U of Wisconsin Press 1996; 1999); Nso and its Neighbors, edited book: co-editor with Elizabeth Chilver, Oxford; Numerous journal articles and book chapters on political economy, national-local politics and gender in Cameroon.

Languages: Pidgin English; Lamnso; French

Geographic focus: Cameroon; West Africa; African Continent; Black Atlantic