Barbara Cooper

Thématiques de recherche

  • genre
  • histoire
  • Niger
  • religion

Aires géographiques de recherche

  • Afrique de l'ouest

Populations

Publications

Marriage in Maradi: Gender and Culture in a Hausa Society in Niger, 1900-1989. Portsmouth: Heinemann (Social History of Africa Series), 1997.

Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel.  Indiana University Press, 2006.  Winner of the African Studies Association’s Melville J. Herskovits Award for the best book on Africa published in 2006.

 

In Press: Countless Blessings: A History of Childbirth and Fertility in the Sahel (Indiana University Press, projected 2019)

 

Edited Collections

Co-edited with Catherine Baroin, La Honte au Sahel Paris: Sépia, 2018.

Co-edited with Gary Corwin, Tibebe Eshete, Musa Gaiya, Tim Geysbeek and Shobana Shankar, Transforming Africa’s Religious Landscapes: The Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), Past and Present. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2018.

 

Articles and Book Chapters (From 2013)

“The Sahel in West African History,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, Sept. 2018.  DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.013.167

“Maternal Health in Niger and the Evangelical Imperative : the Life of a Missionary Nurse in the Post-war Era,” in Transforming Africa’s Religious Landscapes: The Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), Past and Present edited by Barbara Cooper, Gary Corwin, Tibebe Eshete, Musa Gaiya, Tim Geysbeek and Shobana Shankar, Trenton: Africa World Press, 2018, 287-312.

“Regard historique sur la honte et les pratiques reproductives au Soudan Central, » in La Honte au Sahel edited by Catherine Baroin and Barbara Cooper, Paris: Sépia, 2018, 51-100.

“The Gender of Malnutrition in French West Africa: Military Medicine, Intra-Colonial Marginality and Ethnos Theory in the Making of Malnutrition in Niger,” in Health and Difference: Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements edited by Alexandra Widmer and Veronika Lipphardt, Oxford:  Berghan Books, 2016, 149-77.

“Representing Adolescent Sexuality in the Sahel,” in Writing through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean edited by Renee Larrier and Ousseina Alidou, London: Lexington Books, 2015, 113-122.

“American Missions in Wartime French West Africa : Travails of the Sudan Interior Mission in Niger,” in Africa and World War II, Carolyn Brown, Judith Byfield, Timothy Parsons and Ahmad Sikainga (eds.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015, 359-382.

 “De quoi la crise démographique au Sahel est-elle le nom?,” Politique Africaine, 130, 2013, 69-88.