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Department of History
Ndubueze Mbah, PhD, associate professor of history, focuses his scholarship on slavery, forced migration, and forgery in Atlantic Age West Africa. His work has garnered numerous prestigious awards and fellowships including an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, the 2020 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Book Prize for Outstanding Original Scholarship on Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora from the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, and a 2022 Wenner-Gren Foundation Anthropological Research Award. He has now received a 2022-2023 Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship to support his second book project on forgery, human trafficking, forced labor, and abolition in West Africa.