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About Jamie Monson

Monson's research interests include African social, environmental and agricultural history history as well as African-Chinese relations. She just completed two large-scale research projects: a book on the history of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority entitled "Africa's Freedom Railway" recently published by Indiana University Press; and a history of the Maji Maji War, a violent anticolonial conflict that took place in German East Africa between 1905 and 1907.
Monson has been teaching at Macalester since 2009.
B.A., Stanford University, 1978; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.


Research Interests

African history, China-Africa relations, and African environmental history

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  • African Life Histories
  • History of Africa to 1800
  • Farm and Forest: African Environmental History