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Kathryn Barrett-Gaines, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor
    Year Appointed: 2004

    Ph.D., African History– Stanford University
    M.A., African History – Stanford University
    M.A. – Cultural Anthropology – Duke University
    M.A. Africana Studies - University of Maryland Baltimore County
    B.A., American Studies – Fordham University

    Prior University Appointments
    Adelphi University - Visiting assistant professor of History and Education Studies
    Xavier University of Louisiana - Assistant professor of African History
    National University of Rwanda - Visiting consultant Center for Conflict Management
    Makerere University, Kampala Uganda - Visiting researcher Makerere Institute of Social Research;
    visiting instructor Department of History
    Stanford University - Graduate teaching assistant in Department of History

    Academic Expertise
    African social history, Ugandan social history, Ugandan popular music, Ugandan popular culture

    One Little Guitar: The Words of Paul Job Kafeero.  Fountain Publishers, Uganda, 2011.

    “Kafeero, Paul Job.”  Dictionary of African Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Emmanuel Akyeampong. 
    Oxford University Press, 2011.

    Anansi Tails, ongoing weekly column in The Observer newspaper, Uganda.  January 2011-present.

    “Entebbe Hijacking,” Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2008.

    “Firestone Rubber Company,” Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2008.

    “Uganda,” Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2008.

    “Telegraph: Africa,” Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2008.

    “Hidden Laws in Uganda.” African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies 1/2, 2005, 137-141.

    Guest Editor, African Economic History 32, 2004.

    “A Keener Look at the Evidence,” African Economic History 32, 2004: 1-13.

    “The Katwe Salt Industry: A Niche in the Great Lakes Regional Economy,” African Economic History 32, 2004: 15-49.

    "Finding What You Need in Uganda's Archives" (with Lynn Khadiagala) History in Africa 27, 2000: 455-470.

    "Travel Writing, Experiences, and Silences: What is Left Out of European Travelers' Accounts, the Case of Richard Dorsey Mohun,” History in Africa 24, 1997.

    "Sometimes what you're thinking just doesn't rhyme: The Art and Business of Contemporary Womanist Rap,"Proceedings of the 4th Annual Duke University Women's Studies Graduate Research Conference, 1993.

    “Cinema in a Democratic South Africa: the Race for Representation by Lucia Saks.”  Literature/Film Quarterly.

    “Cinema in an Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History by Michael F. O’Riley.”Literature/Film Quarterly, 39/3, 2011: 245-6.

    “African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen by Lindiwe Dovey.”  Literature/Film Quarterly,38/4, 2010: 323-5.

    “Cultivating Success in Uganda: Kigezi Farmers and Colonial Policies by Grace Carswell.”  Journal of African           History, 49/1, 2008: 156-157.

    “Women, Work and Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900-2003 by Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo and Marjorie Keniston McIntosh.”  African Studies Review, April 2008: 163-164.

    “The Beat of My Drum: An Autobiography by Babatunde Olatunji.”  African Studies Review, 49/3, 2006.

    “Urbanization and African Cultures edited by Toyin Falola and Steven J. Salm.”  African Studies Review 48/3, 2005.

    “Kofi Annan: The Peacekeeper by John Tessitore.”  H-Africa, 2001.

    “Kibiro: The Salt of Bunyoro, Past and Present by Graham Connah.”  Africa Journal of the International African Institute 69/3, 1999: 457-458.