Chima Korieh

Chima J. Korieh is an assistant professor of African History at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. He holds degrees from the University of Nigeria, the University of Helsinki, Finland, the University of Bergen, Norway, and the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the recipient of many academic awards and distinctions including the Rockefeller African Internship Award in 1999 and a National Endowment in Humanities fellowship, 2004. He had earlier taught at Central Michigan University and is a visiting research scholar at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. He was formerly a Jacob Jimeson Teaching Fellow at Hartwick College, New York. His teaching and research have focused on colonialism and imperialism and African Diaspora history. He has authored over forty articles and essays in journals, books, and encyclopedia. His publications include: Religion, History and Politics in Nigeria (2005) with G. Ugo Nwokeji; Aftermath of Slavery: Transitions and Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria co-edited with Femi J. Kolapo will appear in 2006); and Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa with Raphael Njoku will be published by Routledge. His recent articles include, "Alcohol and Empire: "Illicit" Gin Prohibition and Control in Colonial Eastern Nigeria," African Economic History 31 (2003); "Voices from Within and Without: Sources, Methods, and Problematics in the Recovery of the Agrarian History of Southeastern Nigeria," History in Africa (forthcoming 2006). He is currently working a book manuscript titled, Peasants and Rebels: Socioeconomic Change in Colonial and Early Post Colonial Nigeria, Southeastern Region, 1900-1980.

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