Authorized to supervise theses. and Associate Professor, Department of History

2002 – PhD, History, Yale University
1995 – MA, History, Yale University
1990 – AB, Social Studies, Harvard College

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Work E-mail: eallinap@uOttawa.ca

Éric Allina



Ongoing Research

Labor, law, and the state in colonial Africa; African diasporas in socialist and post-socialist Europe; urban planning and social surveillance in colonial and contemporary southern Africa.

In 2011-12: Research Fellow, Internationales Geisteswissenschaftliches Kolleg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Project title: “Tracing African History in the Shadow of the Berlin Wall: Mozambicans in East Germany, c. 1963-2000.”

Selected Publications

  • “‘Fallacious Mirrors’: Colonial Anxiety and Images of African Labor in Mozambique, ca. 1929,” History in Africa 24 (1997).
  • “Resistance and the Social History of Africa,” Journal of Social History 37, 1 (2003).
  • “‘Friendship of Peoples’ After the Fall: Violence and Pan-African Community in Post-Soviet Moscow,” with Jessica Allina-Pisano, in Africa in Russia, Russia in Africa: 300 Years of Encounters, Maxim Matusevich, ed. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2006.
  • “The Zimba, the Portuguese, and Other Cannibals in Late Sixteenth-century Southeast Africa,” Journal of Southern African Studies 37, 2 (2011).
  • Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.

Fields of Interest

  • Histoire africaine
  • Esclavage
  • Histoire impériale et coloniale
  • Histoire de la diaspora africaine
  • Océan indien
  • Méthodes historiques
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