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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

John HansonJohn Hanson

  • Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1989

Research Interests

  • West African history
  • Muslim communities
  • Social/cultural history

Contact Information

Office: Ballantine Hall 731
Phone: (812) 855-5212

Courses Recently Taught

  • African civilizations
  • History of Christianity and Islam in Africa
  • History of Eastern Africa
  • History of Western Africa

Publication Highlights

  • "Friday Prayers at Wa" (CD-ROM unit). In Five Windows Into Africa, edited by Patrick McNaughton, John Hanson, dele jegede, Ruth Stone, and N. Brian Winchester. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
  • Migration, Jihad and Muslim Authority in West Africa: The Futanke Colonies in Karta. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  • Editor and translator, with David Robinson. After the Jihad: The Reign of Ahmad al-Kabir in the Western Sudan: An Anthology of Arabic Documents. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1991.
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