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Judith A. Byfield

Associate Professor

Mcgraw Hall, Room 320
jab632@cornell.edu
607-254-5334

Overview

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Field Member, Africana Studies and Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences

Field Member, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

 

Fall 2016 Course Syllabi:

HIST 1590 History and Popular Culture in Africa

HIST 4291 Marriage and Divorce in the African Context

Research Focus

The primary focus of her scholarship has been women's social and economic history in Nigeria. Her research into Nigerian women's political activism has taken her into in depth studies on World War II and nationalism.

Departments/Programs

  • Africana Studies and Research Center
  • History

Graduate Fields

  • Africana Studies
  • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • History

Publications

“In Her Own Words: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and the Auto-biography of an Archive” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender and the Black International (forthcoming 2016).

"From Ladies to Women: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and Women’s Political Activism in post-WW II Nigeria" in Mia Bay, Farah Griffin, Martha Jones,  Barbara Savage (eds.) Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

“Producing For The War” in Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga, eds. Africa and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“Women, Rice and War: Political and Economic Crisis in War-time Abeokuta (Nigeria)” in Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga, eds. Africa and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“Fighting Fascism: Ethiopian Women Patriots 1935-1941” and Hailu Habtu, in Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga, eds. Africa and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

“Beyond Impact: Toward a New Historiography of Africa and World War II” in eds. Thomas Zeiler with Daniel DuBois, A Companion to World War II (Blackwell Publishing, 2013).

“Gender, Justice and the Environment: Connecting the Dots” African Studies Review (55:1) Apr 2012, 1-12.