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Regan Buck Bardeen

Ph.D. Candidate (2009) and M.A. (2008) in African History, UCLA; B.A. (2003) in History and Women's Studies, University of Kansas

Fax: 310-206-7833
E-mail: rbuckbardeen@ucla.edu

Field

West Africa; Nigeria; print culture; transatlantic intellectual exchange

Research Interests

The history of the book in southwestern Nigeria, the role of publishers and readers in the formation of new Yoruba identities and the politics of print culture in Africa.

Publications

“A Colored Contrast: The Commercialization of Africa in the Search for French National Identity.” Ufahamu: Journal of the African Activist Association 34, 3 (2008): 66-97.

Reviews of Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! and Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke. Africa Access Review, January 12, 2012.

Review of The Maphumulo Uprising: War, law and ritual in the Zulu Rebellion, by Jeff Guy. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27, 3 (2007): 692-694.

Grants and Awards

P.E.O. Scholar Award, P.E.O. International, 2010-2011
Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant to Nigeria, 2009-2010
International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship to Nigeria, UCLA, 2009-2010
Mellon Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Institute for Historical Research, 2009
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, Intensive Yoruba Program, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2007
Department of History Five-Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2005
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Ghana, 2004-2005

Advisors

Professor Edward Alpers (Co-Chair)
Professor Andrew Apter (Co-Chair)

Conference Presentations

“Propaganda in a Contested Space: British Rule in Nigeria During and After the Second World War.” Forthcoming presentation. War and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century Conference, New University of Lisbon, November 11-12, 2013

“‘To encourage the reading of suitable books’: Production of Books for the Nigerian Market, 1945-1980.” Presented at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 18-21, 2010

“Fifty Years of the Nigerian Publishing Industry, 1960-2010.” Invited presentation. Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique, Ibadan, Nigeria, July 5-7, 2010

“Iwe Itan Yoruba: The Production of History in Colonial Yorubaland.” Presented at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 13-16, 2008


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