Assistant Professor of History
Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 4083
William E. Allen obtained his Ph. D in history in 2002 at Florida International University, Miami. His field is Africa, with specialty in West African history, Atlantic slavery, and social and cultural history of West African Atlantic communities. Courses taught are History of West Africa, The Africans in Diaspora, Introduction to the Atlantic World, and World History
. His publications include the following:
- "Liberia and the Atlantic World in the Nineteenth Century: Convergence and Effects," History in Africa 37 (2010): 7-49;
- "Historical Methodology and Writing the Liberian Past: The Case of Agriculture in the Nineteenth Century," History in Africa, 32 (2005): 21-39;
- "Rethinking the History of Settler Agriculture in Nineteenth-Century Liberia," International Journal of African Historical Studies, 37 (2004): 435-62.