Stephanie F. Beswick

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Assistant Professor


Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana


Mailing Address

Department of History
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306 USA

Countries of Specialization

Sudan ; South Sudan

Research Interests

Northeast and Eastern Africa; the Sudan; the Southern
Sudan; the Dinka of Southern Sudan.


_White Nile Black Blood: War, Leadership and Ethnicity from Khartoum to
Kampala_ edited by Jay Spaulding and Stephanie Beswick, Red Sea Press,

_Personality and Political Culture in Africa_ ed. Mel Page, Stephanie
Beswick, Timothy Carmichael, Jay Spaulding, Boston: African Studies
Center, 1998

"The Dinka as 'Northern Sudanese," the Nuer as 'Luo' and the Genesis of
Intra-Southern Sudanese Conflict," _Sudan: Dilemmas and Prospects_ ed.
Mohamed Mahmoud, Tufts University Press, forthcoming.

"The Ethnicity of Bondage in the Valley of the Upper Nile: Slavery and the
Slave Trade through the Eyes of the Possessed," _Race and Ethnicity in the
Nile Valley_ ed. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, forthcoming.

"Nilotes of Eastern Africa: Western Nilotes: Shilluk, Nuer, Dinka,
Anyuak," in the _Encyclopedia of African History_ Fitzroy Dearborn
Publishers, London, forthcoming.

"Women, War and Leadership in South Sudan (1700-1990), _White Nile, Black
Blood: War, Leadership and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala,_ ed. Jay
Spaulding and Stephanie Beswick, Red Sea Press, 1999

"The Ngok: Emergence and Destruction of a Nilotic Protostate in Southwest
Kordofan," Kordofan Invaded, ed. Endre Stiansen and Michael Kevane,
Leiden: Brill, 1998

"A Religious and Ethnic Kaleidoscope or a North/South Frontier?
Dinka/Baggara Relations Across the Kir/Bahr el-Arab River, _Personality
and Political Culture in Africa_ (See above for rest of citation)

"Sex, Bondage and the Market: The Emergence of Prostitution in Northern
Sudan, 1750-1950," _Journal of the History of Sexuality_ Vol. 5, No. 4
(1995) 512-354 (co-authored with Jay Spaulding)

"Master Servant Relations During the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in the
Sudan, 1898-1956," _Michigan Academician_ XXVII (1995): 441-63

"The Black Hole of Kosti: the Murder of Baggara Detainees by Shaigi Police
in a Kosti Barracks, Sudan, 1956," _Northeast African Studies_ Vol. 2, No.
1 (1995): 61-83

"Islam and the Dinka of the Southern Sudan from the Pre-Colonial Period to
Independence (1956)," _Journal of Asian and African Studies_ XXIX 3-4
(1994): 172-185.

"Non-Acceptance of Islam in the Southern Sudan: the Case of the Dinka,
from the Pre-Colonial Period to Independence (1956)," _Northeast African
Studies Vol. 1 No. 2-3 (1994): 19-47

"The Addis Abba Agreement, 1972-1983: Harbinger of the Second Civil War in
the Sudan," _Northeast African Studies_ Vol. 13 No. 2 (1991): 191-215


ethnicity ; culture ; religion ; history ; politics ; Northeast Africa ; Eastern Africa