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Joye Bowman

Professor of History & Assoc. Dean of Research, CHFA

Joye Bowman, UMass Amherst Department of History

(413) 545-0098

Herter Hall 611

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1980).

Professor Bowman's publications include articles on Guinea Bissau, which have appeared in the Journal of African History, Current Bibliography of African Affairs, and the Revista Internacional de Estudos Africanos. She is the author of Ominous Transition: Commerce and Colonial Expansion in the Senegambia and Guinea, 1857-1919 (Avebury, 1997). She is currently working with Professor John Higginson on the role of American engineers in South Africa.

Professor Bowman is also the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Research Areas

Africa, especially the former Portuguese colonies and South Africa