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Lamont D King
Cleveland Hall, Room 303
MSC 2001
office phone: 540-568-4168
e-mail: kingld@jmu.edu

fax: 540-568-5808

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James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg VA  22807

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Associate professor of history
Coordinator, Africana studies minor
Assistant director, Ghana Study Abroad program

Teaching Areas

History of Africa, Nationalism

 Research Interests

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Democracy in Africa

Selected Publications

 “Defining the Nation in the Social Sciences: A Utilitarian Approach.” National Social Science Association Journal, forthcoming.

 The Wisdom of the Scribes: Kemet, Nationalism, and Modernity.”  Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, 2012.

 Africa and the Nation-State: State Formation and Identity in Ancient Egypt, Hausaland and Southern Africa. The Edwin Mellen Press. 2006.

 “From Caliphate to Protectorate: Ethnicity and the Colonial Sabon Gari System In Northern Nigeria.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 4:2, 2003

 “State and Ethnicity in Precolonial Northern Nigeria.” In Conceptualizing/Reconceptualizing Africa: The Construction of African Historical Identity, edited by Maghan Keita. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

 “Nations Without Nationalism: Ethno-Political Theory and the Demise of the Nation-State.”

 Journal of Developing Societies, Vol. 18. No. 4, 2002.




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