Allen F Isaacman
Educational Background & Specialties
- MA, PhD: University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- BA: City College of New York.
- agrarian change
- Central and Southern Africa
- comparative history
- rural protest
- slavery and maroon communities
- social history of Mozambique
- the agency of ordinary people
- the nature of African resistance to European colonial domination
- oral history
- East Africa and problems in southern Africa
- racial problems in southern Africa
- History 5=930 The Writing of African History and the Production of Knowledge
- Hist 5931 - Topics in Comparative Third World History: Peasants
- Hist 5932 - African Historiography and Methodology
- History 5930 - The Historical Legacy of Contemporary Crises in Africa
- History 5930 Slalery and Forced Labor in Africa
Research & Professional Activities
- Director, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change/MacArthur Program:
- Dams, Displalclement and the Delusion of Development. Isaacman, Allen, Barbara Isaacman, Ohio University Press, Co-Author, 2013.
- Samira Machel: A Life Cut Short. Isaacman, Allen, Barbara Isaacman, Ohio University Press, Co-Author, 2020.
- Toward a Social and Environmental History of the Building of Cahora Bassa Dam. Isaacman, Allen, 2000.
- Elusive Histories: Clandestine Labor Migration from Mozambique to Colonial Zimbabwe 1900-1980. Isaacman, Allen, Ohio University Press, Co-Author, forthcoming.
- Cotton is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, 1938-1961. Isaacman, Allen, Heinemann, 1996.
- Slavery and Beyond:: The Making of Men and Chikunda Identities. Isaacman, Allen, Heinemann, Co-Author, 2006.
- Regents' Professor, 2001
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002 - 2003
- ACLS Fellowship, 2002 - 2003
- Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto fellow, 2008 - 2009
- College of Liberal Arts Graduate/Professor Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1999
- College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 1996
- College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1987
- Fulbright Scholar Award
- Center for Advanced Study, Palo Alto fellow, 2010 - 2011