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Abosede George

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Title Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies
Department Department of Africana Studies History at Barnard College
Email ageorge@barnard.edu
Phone 212.854.3645
Address Lehman Hall 401 Wednesday 1:30 a.m. - 3p.m.
Biography Abosede George joined the faculty of Barnard in 2007. She specializes in women's history, urban history, the history of childhood in Africa, the study of gender and sexuality in African History, and the history of development work in Africa. She is currently working on a book about the politics of girl-saving and transformations in girlhood in 20th-century colonial Lagos, Nigeria. She maintains faculty affiliations with the Africana Studies Program at Barnard, the Institute for African Studies at Columbia (IAS), the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference (CCASD). She received her B.A. from Rutgers University (1999) and her Ph.D. from Stanford (2006). SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Making Modern Girls: A history of girlhood, labor, and social development in 20th century colonial Lagos (Ohio University Press, New African Histories series, 2014) http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Making+Modern+Girls “Getting the Hang of It,” Scholar and Feminist Online: Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations, Fall 2013 http://sfonline.barnard.edu/gender-justice-and-neoliberal-transformation... "Within Salvation: Girl Hawkers and the Colonial State in Development Era Lagos," Journal of Social History, Spring 2011 "Feminist Activism and Class Politics: The Example of the Lagos Girl Hawker Project," Women's Studies Quarterly 35 (2007)