Jean Allman

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor of History


University of Minnesota


Mailing Address

Department of History
614 Social Sciences
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 612-626-7597
fax: 612-624-7096

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

I currently serve as Chair of the Ghana Studies Council.

Teaching Interests

At the University of Minnesota, I teach the general undergraduate survey in African history, as
well as courses in African women's history. At the graduate level, my
courses focus regionally on West Africa and topically on African social


My first body of published work focused on the Asante nationalist
opposition to Nkrumah in the 1950s (The Quills of the Porcupine.
--Madison, Wisc.: Univ. of Wisc. Press, 1993). I am currently completing a
large project on gender, chaos and colonialism in Asante. Published
portions of that project have appeared in *Gender and History,* *History
Workshop* and the *Journal of African History.*


gender ; colonialism ; African history.