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Paul Zeleza
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of History, Quinnipiac University

Africa's Struggles for Decolonization: From Achebe to Mandela
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Thu., Mar. 6, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Co-sponsored by African & African American Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, Langston Hughes Center, African American Experience Collections, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Departments of English, Sociology, History, and Political Science, and the Hall Center

Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Zeleza was raised in Malawi, the native country of his parents. He earned his B.A. from the University of Malawi and an M.A from the University of London, where he studied African history and international relations. He holds his Ph.D. in economic history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Zeleza's academic work has crossed traditional boundaries, ranging from history and economics to human rights and gender studies. He has authored or edited more than two dozen books, and in 1994 was awarded the prestigious Noma Award for his book "A Modern Economic History of Africa." He also edits The Zeleza Post, an online source of news and commentary on the Pan-African world (www.zeleza.com).

He is currently vice president of academic affairs and Professor of History, Quinnipiac University.

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