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James A. Wilson, Jr.

University of Texas at Austin

History Department

(Visiting) Assistant Professor

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Professor Wilson received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2002 and began teaching at Wake Forest University in North Carolina the same year. Considered an authority on Kenyan history and culture, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a 2004 Mellon Foundation Faculty Grant to develop African Study Aboard programs for American undergraduates. He is currently in the final stages of revising his dissertation entitled, The Untold Story: Kikuyu Christians, Memories, and the Kikuyu Independent Schools Movement in Kenya, 1922-1962.   Professor Wilson began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, shortly after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.

Professor Wilson will teach the following courses at UT:

HIS 350L:  The History of AIDS in Africa
HIS 364G:  Introduction to South African History
HIS 350L:  The Post-Colonial History of Africa
HIS 306N: The History of Women and Development in Africa, 20th Century

Professor Wilson is on leave from Wake Forest University for the 2005-2006 academic year.
Contact information:
: wilsonja@mail.utexas.edu
(512) 475-7250
postal address:
History Department (GAR 400)
University of Texas
1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712