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Kerry R. Ward__________________________________ ___________________________________________________

History Department MS42, Rice University, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892

*phone713 348 2443 *email: kward@rice.edu


  1. Academic Positions

  2. Education

  3. Publications

  4. Invited Lectures

  5. Grants and Awards

  6. Conference and Seminar Presentations

  7. Teaching Experience

  8. University Service

  9. Professional Activities

10. Professional Organization Membership
1. ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2008 – Associate Professor, Department of History, Rice University

Spring 2014 Visiting Associate Professor, History Department, Yale University

Spring 2012 Adjunct Associate Professor, History Department, Texas Southern University

Fall 2010 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan

2001 – 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rice University


2. EDUCATION

2002. Ph.D. in History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dissertation: ‘The Bounds of Bondage: Forced Migration from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) period, 1652-1795’.
1992. M.A. in History, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Thesis: ‘The Road to Mamre’: Migration, memory and the meaning of community, c1900-1992’.


1985. B.A. Honours in African Studies, first class. University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Thesis: ‘The Nkomati Accord: South African Foreign Policy in Southern Africa’.


1984. B.A. University of Adelaide, South Australia.
3. PUBLICATIONS

Book:

Networks of Empire: Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company.

Studies in Comparative World History. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009 (paperback 2011).

Cambridge Africa Collection. Cape Town: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Refereed Journal Articles:

‘Patrimonialism, Imperialism, and Colonialism at the Cape of Good Hope under Dutch East India Company rule, c.1652-1795’ in Political Power and Social Theory, Special Issue on Imperial Rule: Patrimonial and Global edited by Mounira M. Charrad and Julia Adams, forthcoming 2014.


‘Blood Ties: Exile, family and inheritance across the Indian Ocean in the early nineteenth century’ Journal of Social History, 45, 2, Winter 2011: 436-452.
‘Monitoring Death at the Cape of Good Hope’, South African Historical Journal, 59, 2007: 153-170.
‘The “300 Years: The Making of Cape Muslim Culture” exhibition, Cape Town, April 1994: Liberating the Castle?’, Social Dynamics, 27, 1, 1995: 96-131.
‘The Road to Mamre: Migration and community in countryside and city in the early twentieth century Western Cape’, South African Historical Journal, 27, 1992: 198-224.
‘Exploring the history of Mamre’, Cabo (Cape Town), August 1990.
Book Chapters:

‘1745: Ebbs and Flows in the Indian Ocean’ in Peter Perdue, Helen Siu and Eric Tagliacozzo eds., Asia Inside Out: Period. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2014.


‘Africa in the World: From National Histories to Global Connections’ in Kenneth Curtis and Jerry Bentley eds., Architects of World History: Researching the Global Past. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2014.
‘Southeast Asian migrants’ in Nigel Worden ed., Cape Town between East and West: Social Identities in a Dutch colonial town, Auckland Park, South Africa: Jacana Media, 2011. 2nd edition: Ohio University Press, 2013.
‘Slavery in Southeast Asia 1420-1804’ in David Eltis and Stanley Engerman eds., The Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume Three, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
‘People in Motion’ in Douglas Northrop ed., A Companion to World History. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2011.
‘The Politics of Burial in Post-Apartheid South Africa’ in Chandra D. Bhimull, David William Cohen and Fernando Coronil et al eds., Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and the Question of Discipline, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011.
‘“Tavern of the Seas?” The Cape of Good Hope as an oceanic crossroads during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’ in Jerry Bentley, Renate Bridenthal and Kären Wigen eds., Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007.
‘Knocking on Death’s Door: Mapping the spectrums of bondage and status through marking the dead at the Cape’ in Nigel Worden ed., Contingent lives: social identity and material culture in the VOC world. Rondebosch: University of Cape Town Press, 2007.
‘Bandieten and Bannelingen’ in Robert C-H Shell ed., From Diaspora to Diorama: Inside the Slave Lodge. Cape Town: Ancestory24.co.za, 2007.
‘Defining and defiling the criminal body at the Cape of Good Hope: Punishing the crime of suicide under Dutch East India Company rule c1652-1795’ in Steven Pierce and Anupama Rao eds., Discipline and the Other Body: Correction, Corporeality, Colonialism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
‘Commemorating, Suppressing and Invoking Cape Slavery’, Kerry Ward and Nigel Worden in S Nuttell and C Coetzee eds., Negotiating the Past: The Making of Memory in South Africa. Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1998.
‘Captive Audiences: Remembering and forgetting the history of slavery in Cape Town, South Africa’, in P Ahluwalia and P Nursey-Bray eds., Post Colonialism: Post-colonial identity in Africa. New York: Nova Social Science Press 1997.
‘From Mamre to Moravian Hill: migration and community in the early twentieth century Western Cape’ in H Bredekamp and R Ross eds., Missions and Christianity in South African History. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1995.
‘The making of Mamre: community, identity and migration in a Western Cape village, c1838-1938’ in N Worden and C Crais eds., Breaking the Chains: Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1994.
Book Roundtable:

“Author’s Response” to Reviews of Kerry Ward, Networks of Empire: Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company. International Journal of Maritime History, XXI, No 1, June 2009. Reviews written by:

Dr. Clare Anderson (University of Warwick)

Dr. Tonio Andrade (Emory University)

Dr. Cátia A.P. Antunes (Rijks Universiteit Leiden)

Dr. William G. Clarence-Smith (University of London)

Dr. Diogo Ramada Curto (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Dr. J. Thomas Lindblad (Rijks Universiteit Leiden)

Dr. Lodewijk Wagenaar (University of Amsterdam)

Dr. Nigel Worden (University of Cape Town)


Book Reviews:

Edward A. Alpers, Gwyn Campbell and Michael Salman eds., “Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia,” Routledge, 2007. in Journal of Global History 6, 1, 2011.


Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown eds., “Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America.” Cornell University Press, 2007 in Social History, 35, 2, 2010.
Wayne Dooling, ‘Slavery, Emancipation and Colonial Rule in South Africa’ Scottsville, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007 in Journal of Southern African Studies 36, 1, 2010.
Norman Etherington ed., ‘Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa.’ Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Press, 2007 in Transformations, May 2008.
Russel Viljoen, ‘Jan Paerl, a Khoikhoi in Cape Colonial Society, 1761-1851.’ Den Haag: Brill Publishers, 2006 in H-Net Book Reviews, May 2007.
Kirsten McKenzie, ‘Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850.’ Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2004 in H-Net Book Reviews, March 2007.
Pamela Scully and Diana Paton eds., ‘Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World’ Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2005 in International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2007.

G J Schutte ed. and intro., ‘Hendrik Cloete, Groot Constantia and the VOC 1778-1799’ Second Series No. 34 Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town 2003, in Itinerario, XXIX, 1, 2005.


John Edwin Mason ‘Social Death and Resurrection: Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa’ Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003 in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 38, 1, 2005.
Pippa Skotnes ed., “Miscast: Negotiating the Presence of the Bushmen.” Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 1996. African Studies Quarterly, 3, 2, August 1999.
Other Academic Publications:

‘Trading Patterns: Indian Ocean’ in William H McNeill ed., Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. Great Barrington, Mass: Berkshire, 2005.


Co-compiler: British Colonial Africa and South Africa sections:

Rebecca Scott, Thomas C. Holt, Frederick Cooper and Aims McGuinness eds., Societies After Slavery: A select annotated bibliography of printed sources on the British West Indies, British Colonial Africa, South Africa, Cuba and Brazil. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.


Entries on Indonesia, the Philippines, Southeast Asian slavery, and Southeast Asian slave trade, co-authored with Nigel Worden, in Paul Finkelman and Joseph Miller eds., Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery, Volume I. New York: Macmillan Reference USA and Simon & Schuster, 1998.
‘Myths, Monuments and Museums – making them and breaking them’, Work in Progress (South Africa), September 1992.

4. INVITED LECTURES & SEMINARS

Ground Zero: The Explosion of anti-human trafficking initiatives in Houston, Texas’ paper presented at Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Yale University, 30 April 2014.


British anti-slavery in the Indian Ocean during the nineteenth century’ paper presented at ‘The Trouble with Trafficking? Origins and Operations of Global Anti-Trafficking’ Roundtable. Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Yale University, 15 April 2014.
Transitional imperial networks in the Indian Ocean’ UCLA African Studies Center, 7 March 2013.
Panic, Disease and Empire in South Africa from the 18th to the 20th centuries’, Panic, Disease, and Empire conference, Center for the Humanities and Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 10-11 December 2012.
Transitional networks of empire: from slave trading to anti-slave trading at the Cape of Good Hope in the early nineteenth century’ Global History Seminar, Northeastern University, 29 November 2012.

Scholars and Activists Roundtable on Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking’, Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery. Gilder Lehrman Center's 14th Annual International Conference, Yale University November 8-10, 2012.

Transnationalism and Maritime History’ paper presented to the Chao Center for Asian Studies seminar on Transnationalism, Rice University, April 2011.


Africa in World History’ World History Initiative, International Institute, University of Michigan, 13 December 2010.

Blood Ties: Exile, family and inheritance across the Indian Ocean in the early nineteenth century’


Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, University of Michigan, 5 November 2010.
Networks of Empire: The Dutch East India Company as an Imperial Diaspora’ Center for Historical Research, Ohio State University, 16 April 2010.
Networks of Empire: Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company’ Scientia Colloquium, Rice University, 16 March 2010.
Graduate Programs in World History: Recent Trends and Potentials’ History Department, University of Houston, 19 November 2009.
Becoming a World Historian’ (with Aims McGuiness, UW Milwaukee) Global History Workshop, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, 6 November 2009.
Conceptualizing regions in Africa through World History’ Global History Workshop, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, 29 May 2009.
Knocking on Death’s Door: Mapping the spectrums of bondage and status through marking the dead at the Cape’ History Department Seminar in African History Culture and Society, Emory University, 18 April 2007.
Disciplining Empire: Soldiers, sailors, servants and slaves in the Dutch East India company’s colony at the Cape of Good Hope, c1652-1795’ Atlantic World Workshop, New York University, 6 April 2004.
The Legal Context of the Cape of Good Hope in the VOC Empire’ European History Colloquium, Cornell University, 24 April 2003.
Networks of Empire: Forced migration from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope under the Dutch East India Company1652-1795’ SEAP Brown Bag Lecture Series, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 15 March 2002.
5. GRANTS & AWARDS

2013 Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Fellow, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University. ($50,000)

2012 Rice Seminar, School of Humanities, Rice University (with James Sidbury) ($325,000)

2005 Dean of Humanities Summer Research Grant, Rice University

2001-2007 Mosle Research Grant, Rice University

2001 Schmitt Research Grant, American Historical Association

2001 Research, Study and Travel Grant, History Department, University of Michigan (UM)

2000 Dissertation Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, UM

2000 Research Grant, Office for Multicultural Affairs, UM

2000 Research Grant, Center for the Education of Women, UM

1999 Graduate Fellowship, Advanced Studies Center, International Institute, UM

1999 Research Grant, South Africa Initiative Office, UM

1998 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, UM

1997 Rackham Block Grant, History Department, UM

1996 Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, Africa Program

Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies.

1996 Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship, Center for the Education of Women, UM

1996 Travel Grant, History Department, UM

1996 International Conference Travel Grant, International Institute, UM

1995 Rackham Discretionary Funds Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, UM

1995 Research Grant, Center for the Education of Women, UM

1995 Research Grant, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, UM

1995 Research Assistantship, Cape Town History Project, University of Cape Town (UCT)

South Africa

1994 International Institute Internship, International Institute, UM

1994 International Institute Pre-dissertation Research Award, International Institute, UM

1994 Museum Curator Internship, William Fehr Collection, Cape Town Castle, South Africa

1994 Visiting Fellowship, History Department, UCT

1993 International Institute Graduate Fellowship, UM

1993 Australian Postgraduate Research Award, Australian National University, Canberra.

1992 Harry Oppenheimer Conference Award, Centre for African Studies (CAS), UCT

1991 Harry Oppenheimer Travel Grant, CAS, UCT

1990&1991 Community Education Resources Masters Scholarship, UCT

1990&1991 Research Grant, Western Cape Oral History Project, UCT

1990 Research Associateship, UCT

1989-1991 Overseas Student Scholarship, UCT

1984&1985 Overseas Student Scholarship, UCT
6. CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Patrimonialism, Imperialism, and Colonialism at the Cape of Good Hope under Dutch East India Company rule, c.1652-1795’ paper presented at The Emergence of European State Forms in Comparative Perspective Conference at Yale University, CHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences) 9-10 May 2014.


Maritime Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Comparing Past and Present’ paper presented at the “Crossing Boundaries, Making Connections: American Slavery and Antislavery Now and Then”, Historians Against Slavery Conference, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, 19-21 September 2013.

The Houston Hub: Anti-human trafficking network’ paper presented at the ‘Human Trafficking - Past and Present: Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Disciplines’ Rice Seminar Workshop, April 2013.


People in Motion’ Roundtable on World History, World History Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 27-31 June 2012.
1745: Ebbs and Flows in the Indian Ocean’, paper presented at the “Asia Inside Out” conference, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong, 21-22 December 2010.
Conceptualizing center and margin in early modern Dutch and Indonesian Banishment’, paper presented at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 25-28 March 2010.

Blood Ties: Exile, family and inheritance across the Indian Ocean in the early nineteenth century,

paper presented at the “Marginal Centres: Empire and Biography in the Indian Ocean World” conference, Institute of Advanced Studies, Warwick University, Milburn House 11-12 June 2009.

Communication from South Africa across the Indian Ocean before 1800’, paper presented at the Anglo-American Conference, Institute for Historical Research, University of London, 2-4 July 2008.


Cape Town as a Global City’, paper presented at the World History Association 17th Annual Meeting, Queen Mary’s College, London, 26-29 June 2008.
Patrimonial Politics and Imperial Networks at the Cape of Good Hope under the Dutch East India Company, c1652-1795’, invited paper presented at the “Lineages of Patrimonial Politics, Then and Now” conference, Yale University, 9-10 May 2008.
Recovering Stories of Forced Migration in South Africa’, paper presented at the conference “Trans/Formations of the Disciplines: Evaluating the Project of Anthropology and History, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, October 2007.
Knocking on Death’s Door: Mapping the spectrums of bondage and status through marking the dead at the Cape’ paper presented at Social Realms of the VOC Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 December 2006.
Imperial Networks: Free and Forced Migration in the Dutch East India Company’ paper presented at the World History Association 14th Annual Meeting, Ifrane, Morocco 27-29 June 2005.
Muslim Exiles at the Cape as part of an early modern Islamic diaspora in the Indian Ocean’, paper presented at the African Studies Association 47th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 11-14 November 2004.
Disciplining Empire: Soldiers, sailors, servants and slaves in the Dutch East India company’s colony at the Cape of Good Hope, c1652-1795’, paper presented to the Discipline of History Seminar, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1 November 2004.
Linking Research and Teaching on Forced Migration in World History’, paper presented to World History: The Next Ten Years, Northeastern University World History Center, Boston, 12-14 March 2004.
An Imperial Diaspora – The Cape of Good Hope during the Dutch East India Company Period’, paper presented to the Department of History and Institute for Historical Research of the University of the Western Cape. South African and Contemporary History Seminar No. 182. Cape Town, 14 October 2003.
‘“Tavern of the Seas?”The Cape of Good Hope as an oceanic crossroads during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’, Department of Historical Studies Seminar, University of Cape Town. Cape Town, 10 October 2003.
Unfree Labour in the Indian Ocean’ paper presented at the University of Cape Town, Department of History Centenary Conference. Cape Town, 16-20 August 2003.
Imperial Discipline: Defining and defiling the criminal body in the Dutch Cape’, paper presented at Public Complexity: An inquiry into the historiographical effects of David William Cohen’s Research and Teaching, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 18-20 April 2003.
‘“Tavern of the Seas?”The Cape of Good Hope as an oceanic crossroads during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’, paper presented at Seascapes, Littoral Cultures, and Trans-Oceanic Exchanges Conference. American Historical Association, Library of Congress, Washington DC, 13-15 February 2003.
Technologies and Protocols of Sovereignty in the Dutch East India Company Era’, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-8 December 2002.
Rethinking Indian Ocean diasporas and South African history’, paper presented to the History Department Research Seminar, University of Cape Town, 25 July 2002.
Pulo Kap: Imagining the Cape of Good Hope in Javanese literary traditions’, paper presented at NEWSA: The Northeastern Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, Vermont, 19-21 April 2002.
Empire and Exile in the Indian Ocean: The Cape of Good Hope as a Penal Colony under the Dutch East India Company (VOC)’, paper presented at the Cultural Encounters in the Indian-Pacific Region, 1200-1800, University of Western Australia, 10-13 July 2001.
Sheikh Yusuf: Scholar, Sufi, Saint, Soldier and Subaltern?’, paper presented at the Metamorphoses – People, Places, Times Conference, Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Western Australia, 5-8 July 2001.
Expatriation and Repatriation in the Indian Ocean World: The return of exiles from the Cape of Good Hope to the Netherlands East Indies under the Dutch East India Company’, International Conference on Cultural Exchange and Transformation in the Indian Ocean World, University of California, Los Angeles, 5-6 April 2001.
Imperial Discipline: Criminality at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 1652-1795’, paper presented at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, Nashville, Tennessee, 16-19 November 2000.
Changing patterns of forced migration at the Cape after the collapse of the Dutch East India Company empire’, paper presented at the Workshop on Slave Systems in Asia and the Indian Ocean: Structure and Change in the 19th and 20th Centuries, University of Avignon, France, 18-20 May 2000.
Technologies and Protocols of criminality in the Dutch East India Company empire’, paper presented at the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, San Diego, 9-12 March 2000.
Imperial Contexts: Placing the Cape of Good Hope within the Dutch East India Company Empire’, Empires, States and Political Imaginations Workshop, Advanced Studies Center, International Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 13 January 2000.
‘”Bandieten and Bannelingen”: Penal and political transportation in the Dutch East India Company’s Indian Ocean empire’, paper presented at the “Colonial Places, Convict Spaces: Penal Transportation in Global Context, c1600-1940” Conference, University of Leicester, England, 9-10 December 1999.
‘“The Tyranny of Distance?”: The Cape of Good Hope as a penal colony in the Dutch East India Company’s Indian Ocean empire’, forthcoming paper presentation at annual conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, Perth, Western Australia, 26-28 November 1999.
The Origins and Development of the Colonial Legal System in the Netherlands East Indies under the Dutch East India Company’, paper presentation at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 24-26 September 1999.
Crime and Punishment in mid-eighteenth century Batavia: Slavery and forced labor under the Dutch East India Company’, paper presented at the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, Boston, 11-14 March 1999.
Castles and Prison Islands in the Dutch East India Company’s Indian Ocean Empire’ paper presented at WAC4: The World Archaeological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-14 January 1999.
Crime and Punishment in the Dutch East India Company Empire c1650-1800’ paper presented at the American Anthropological Association annual conference, Philadelphia, 9-10 December 1998.
‘”Crimes and Misdemeanors”: Forced labor in the Dutch East India Company empire’, paper presented at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, 29 Oct. – 1 Nov. 1998.
Forced Migration from Batavia and Ceylon to the Cape of Good Hope under the Dutch East India Company c1652-1795’, paper presented to the UNESCO Slave Route Project Conference, Human Science Research Council. Robben Island, South Africa, 24-26 October 1997.
Captive Audiences: Remembering and forgetting the history of slavery in Cape Town, South Africa’, paper presented at the annual conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific’, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 27-29 September 1996.
The “300 Years: The Making of Cape Muslim Culture” Exhibition, Cape Town, April 1994: Liberating the Castle?’ paper presented to the Africa Seminar, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, July 1994.
Images of Public History: The Sheikh Yusuf Tricentenary Commemoration’, paper presented to the History Department Seminar, University of Cape Town, April 1994.
From Mamre to Moravian Hill: Migration and community in the early twentieth century’, paper presented at the Conference on People, Power and Culture: The History of Christianity in South Africa, 1792-1992, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, August 1992.
The Road to Mamre: Migration, memory and the meaning of community, c1900-1992’, paper presented at the Road to Modernity Conference, Economic History Society of South Africa, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, July 1992.
Making History in Mamre: Community participation and response in the Mamre History Society Project’, paper presented to the Myths Monuments and Museums: New Premises? Conference, Wits History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, July 1992.
‘”Catering for Taste” in late Victorian Cape Town: an investigation into the emergence of factory production in selected consumer industries’, paper presented at the Cape Town History Project Workshop, University of Cape Town, November 1991.
The methodologies of popular education and historical research: transforming the process of “making history”’, paper presented at the Community Education Resources Evaluation Seminar, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, September 1991.
Employers’ perceptions of the labor market in the late nineteenth-century Western Cape: with reference to the 1893/94 Labour Commission’, paper presented at the Cape Slavery and After Conference, University of Cape Town, June 1989.
7. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
RICE UNIVERSITY

HIST 108 World History since 1492

HIST 206/ASIA 211 Introduction to Asian Civilizations

HIST 239 History of South Africa

HIST 268 Bondage in the modern world

HIST 270 Comparative South African and Indonesian history

HIST 389/ASIA 389 Migrations and diasporas in the Indian Ocean world

HIST 428 Modern Slavery and Global Human Trafficking

HIST 439/539 Comparative slavery from antiquity to the present: Africa, Asia and Europe

HIST 510 Comparative Slavery

HIST 590 Introduction to World History

HUMA 104 Trans-cultural Encounters in the Modern World


Doctoral Dissertation Committee member

Mickie Hudson-Koster (African history)

Bheki Mngomezulu (African history)

Uzma Quarishi (US history)

Shani Roper (Caribbean history)

(external member) Frances Reknor, University of Texas, School of Public Health


World History field Graduate Committee member

Sarah Bischoff, Edwin Breeden, Anne Chao, Liz Machol, Merritt McKinney, Uzma Quarishi, Cara Rogers, Shani Roper, Alissa van Kleef, William Skidmore, Ben Wise.


Honors Theses Supervised

Amna Khalique, ‘People’s of African Descent in Pakistan: Sheedis and their Role in Sindhi History’

University of Houston, 2007. (co-advisor with Dr. Karin Klieman) Recipient of Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis Award. Awarded University Honors.
Muneeza Aumir ‘The Search for a Solution: British Asylum Policy Debates at the turn of the 90s’

Rice University, 2003.


YALE UNIVERSITY

Visiting Associate Professor: History Department, Spring 2014

HIST 416J Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Historical Perspective


TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, Spring 2012

Adjunct Associate Professor: History Department

HIST 581 Readings in African History
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Visiting Associate Professor: History Department, Fall 2010

HIST 240 World History since 1492 – Oceans in World History

HIST 698 Practice and Pedagogy in World History – Graduate Seminar
Graduate Teaching Fellow: History Department, Fall 2000

Prison Writings Across Time and Space


Graduate Student Instructor: 1995-2001

History and Historiography of Nationalism: A Comparative Perspective on Africa and India

The Vietnam War

Introduction to Southeast Asian History

Democratization in Brazil, Russia and South Africa
Senior Writing Instructor: 1995-2001

The African American Experience in South Africa

Public and Private Life in Ancient Greece

Law and Authority in Modern Europe

Gender, Family and the State in Modern Europe
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Visiting Lecturer: July-November 2003

The Dutch East India Company in Africa and Asia

“Indonesian History” in Empires and Nations in the Modern World
Teaching Assistant: 1985, 1989-1992

Introduction to Africa

Transformations of the Atlantic World

Third World Political Economy


8. RICE UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2014-16 Rice University Research Committee

2012- Faculty Advisory Board, Humanities Research Center

2011-13 Faculty Advisory Board, Chao Center for Asian Studies

2009- Director of African Studies Minor Program

2009 Chair, African History Search Committee, History Department

2001- History Department, Member of Graduate Committee

2001- Faculty Associate, Asian Studies Program

2008-10 History Department, Member of Executive Committee

2008-10 Director, African Studies Workshop, Humanities Research Center

2007-10 Member of University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

2002-07, 2011, 2013-14 Co-director, African Studies Workshop, Humanities Research Center

2007 Member, South Asian History Search Committee, History Department

2006 Member, Humanities core-course organization group

2006 World History Workshop: Advanced Placement Summer Institute,

School of Continuing Studies

2002-03 Convener, History Department Faculty Reading Group on Global History

2003 Member: Modern French History Search Committee, History Department




  1. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Scholarly Association Positions

World History Association: Nominations Committee 2014-16

Secretary (elected 2009-2013)

Executive Council (elected 2007-2009)

Program Chair: Annual Conference, CSU Long Beach 2006.

Program Chair: Annual Conference, Al Akhawayn Univ., Morocco 2005.
Co-Chair Program Committee: Social Science History Association Conference, Long Beach 2009.
Co-organizer: Local Arrangements Committee, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Houston 2001.
Editorial and Publication Reviewer Positions

Editorial Board: South African Historical Journal 2009-
Editorial Board: Slavery Since Emancipation Cambridge University Press. Series editor: Robert Wright.
Editorial Board: Indian Ocean Studies Ohio University Press. Series editor: Richard B. Allen.
World History Co-Editor: History Compass, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers (peer reviewed) 2009.
Book Manuscript Reviewer: Bedford St. Martins

Brill


Cambridge University Press

University of Hawai’i Press

Oxford University Press

Princeton University Press

University of California Press

Wiley-Blackwell Publishers


Article Reviewer: European Review of Economic History

International History Review

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

Journal of Southern African Studies

Journal of Women’s History

Journal of World History

Kronos

Social Dynamics

South African Historical Journal

Transforming Cultures

World History Connected

Evaluation Positions

Advisory Board Member: European Research Council Starting Grant (e1.493m): “The Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global Perspective, 1415-1960.” Principal Investigator: Professor Clare Anderson, School of History, University of Leicester: 2013-2018.
Advisory Board Member: European Research Council Project: Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), International Institute of Social History (IISH), Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) “Four Centuries of Labour Camps. War, Rehabilitation, Ethnicity. Principal Investigator: Professor Dr. Pieter Spierenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam: 2013-2018.
External Evaluator: Exploratory Research Workshop Fund, European Science Foundation, 2002, 2013.
External Examiner: MA & PhD theses, University of Cape Town 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014.
Selection Committee Member: National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Programs and

Institutes “Communication, Empire, and the City of Rome” 2012.


Selection Committee Member 2004-2006 (Chair 2006): Bernadotte Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association
External Research Reviewer: National Science Foundation, South Africa (various years).
Reader: AP World History Examination Reading, The College Board. Colorado, June 2008.
External tenure reviewer

Washington State University


Conference Panel Organization and Public History Project Participation

2002-present: Co-convener: Houston Area African Studies Group


Panel Chair & Commentator: ‘Out of Indonesia: Experiences of Exile’ AAS-in-Asia Conference, National University of Singapore, 17-19 July 2014.
Co-organizer: Houston Connections: community events for the Rice Seminar (multiple events), 2012-2013.
Historical Consultant: “Journey to Freedom” film directed by Justin Dillon. Produced by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the U.S. Department of State, 2012-2013.
Panel Chair: ‘Britain and the world of anti-slavery: Networks and ideas with and among empires, 1776-1870’ North American Council of British Studies conference, Portland, 8-10 November 2013.
Panel Chair & Co-Organizer: ‘Mobility and Authority in Africa’ (four panels). African Studies Association 48th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 21-23 September 2013.
Graduate Mentor Panelist: African Studies Association 48th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 21-23 September 2013.
Panel Chair & Commentator: ‘Unfree Labor in Comparative Perspective,’ Rice-UNICAMP Seminar, 30 April 2013.
Panel Commentator: ‘Southern Consortium of Asian Studies,’ Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University 25-26 January 2013.
Bondage in the Indian Ocean’ seminar presentation, ‘Spotlight on the Chao Center for Asian Studies’, Susan M. Glasscock School for Continuing Studies, Spring 2013.
Panel Chair & Discussant: ‘Global Consumer Revolutions: Iroquoia, Japan, and South Africa in the Early Modern Period,’ American Historical Association 127th Annual Meeting, New Orleans 3-6 January 2013.
Member: ‘Company, castle and control: the social, moral and emotional world of servants and slaves of the Dutch East India Company in seventeenth and eighteenth century Cape Town’. National Research Foundation Project, co-convened by University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape, Rice University and the William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope. 2002-2006.
Panel Organizer & Chair: ‘Complicating the Boundaries of the African Diaspora: Individuals and Identity’, African Studies Association 47th Annual Meeting, New Orleans 11-14 November 2004.
Member of South African Museums and Exhibitions Committee: UNESCO Slave Route Project, 1997-2000.
Panel organizer & Chair: ‘Locating the Occupation and Possession of Land in Colonial South Africa’, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 5-8 December 2002.

Commentator: The Demographics of Empire, TSU & HAASG, Texas Southern University, 8-9 Nov. 2002.
Panel Co-organizer & Commentator: ‘Re-imagining South Africa and the Political Imagination of South Africans’, Africa Workshop Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 13 January 2001.

Panel Organizer: ‘Technologies and Protocols of Power in Dutch Asia: Histories of Coercion, 16th-20th Centuries’, Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, San Diego, 9-12 March 2000.
Chair: The Legal Politics of Sex, Race, and Nation in late Colonial and early Post-colonial Africa’, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Rochester, 4-6 June 1999.
Symposium Convener: ‘Landscapes and Linkages: Lineages of trade and contact in the Indian Ocean’, WAC4: The World Archaeological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 10-14 January 1999.
Assistant Curator: ‘300 Years: The Making of Cape Muslim Culture’ Exhibition at the Castle of Good Hope, William Fehr Collection, Cape Town, April 1994.
Co-organizer: ‘Cape Town: One City, One History’, Community History Festival, Jointly organized by the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape, June 1992.
Co-organizer: ‘Mamre People’s History Exhibition’, Mamre Historical Society, Mamre, August 1991.

Participant: Two year non-accredited Masters Programme in Community Education Resources,

Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, 1990-1991.


Public Lectures, Guest Lectures, and Interviews

Panelist: Human Trafficking in Houston Panel. University of Texas - School of Public Health, Global Health Program, April 2013.
Lecturer: Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Evenings for Educators “Rembrandt” March 2009.
Lecturer: ‘Comparative Empires’, History Department, University of Cape Town, 22 July 2002.
Radio Interview: “Colonial Places, Convict Spaces” panel interview, BBC World Service Outlook, Bush House, London, 8 December 1999.
Lecturer: Masters Programme in History and Education, University of Cape Town, June 1994.
Lecturer: ‘Contested Terrain: The Politics and Poetics of History at the Castle’, public presentation given to the National Monuments Council, Cape Town, August 1994.
Lecturer: Honours Seminar, History Department, University of Western Australia, May 1993.
Presenter: ‘Life history interviews and oral history: a practical guide’ Family History Conference, Genealogical Society of South Africa, Cape Town, October 1991.
Presenter: ‘Community Education Resources, Popular Resource Presentation’, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, September 1991.

10. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

African Studies Association

American Historical Association

Association of Asian Studies

Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

South African Historical Society



World History Association

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