Dr. Gibril R. Cole | LSU African & African American Studies

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Dr.  Gibril  R  Cole 

Assistant Professor  - History

Phone: (225)-578-4591

Fax: 225-578-4909

E-mail: gcole@lsu.edu

Office: 217D Himes Hall



Bachelor's Degree: B.A (Honors), Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone

Master's Degree: M.A, California State University, Chico


Areas of Interest

West Africa; Development of Krio Society; Krio diaspora in West Africa; Muslim slaves in the making of the Atlantic World

Recent Courses Taught:

  • West Africa to 1800
  • West Africa from 1800 to the Present
  • African Society and the Slave Trade
  • Modern Africa since 1880
  • Islam in Contemporary Africa
  • The African Diaspora in the Atlantic World     

Awards & Honors

  • 2004 Distinguished Faculty Award(African Students Union), U California, San Diego.
  • 1998 International Studies and Overseas Program Research Grant . UCLA    

Selected Publications

  • M. Dixon-Fyle and Gibril Cole, Eds. New Perspectives on the Sierra Leone Krio. New York: Peter Lang, 2006
  • “Liberated Slaves in Nineteenth Century West Africa.” The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World, edited by T. Falola and M. Childs. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004
  • “Islam in Africa.” Africa.  vol. 5 edited by T. Falola. Durham: Carolina Academic P, 2003

Notable Activities:

  • 2004 Chair, “Theorizing Interdisciplinarity” panel.  Conference on Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice: Revisioning Academic Accountability. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
  • 2003 Host, “Diamonds of War” Forum. Examining The Global Diamond Industry and Its Role In Sierra Leone Civil War. International Institute, UCLA