Abou B. Bamba
Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
Campus Box 0401
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
PhD Georgia State University, 2008
MA Universite d'Abidjan-Cocody, 1996
BA Universite d'Abidjan-Cocody, 1995
Introduction to African Studies
African History and Society From 1880s
Europe Africa and Asia 1750-1900
Sem: Decolonization in Africa
Abou Bamba teaches Africa-related courses in AFS, including the Introduction to African Studies and a course on Aid and Volunteering in Africa. Similarly, he offers courses in African History and Society (before and after 1880), African Environmental History (1800 to present day), Europe-Africa-Asia Interactions (1750-1900), and Decolonization in Africa in the Twentieth Century. Originally from the Ivory Coast, Abou Bamba was early on fascinated by foreign cultures. This interest led him to concentrate on the study of foreign languages (i.e., English and Spanish). He earned a Masters degree in American Studies from Université d’Abidjan-Cocody and a PhD in History from Georgia State University. He continues to pursue this interest in his current diplomatic and transnational historical explorations of the “Americanization” of Francophone Africa. Abou Bamba’s current scholarship has appeared in numerous journals in Africa, Europe, and North America, including “think pieces” and research articles in Revue Africaine des Livres/Africa Review of Books, Journal of Modern European History, Revue Canadienne d’Etudes Africaines/Canadian Journal of African Studies, African Geographical Review, and Diplomacy & Statecraft.