Nwando Achebe

Region of Study Africa  
Primary Country of Residence United States of America  
Title Jack & Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History; Editor-in-chief, Journal of West African History  
Affiliation Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan  
Email achebe@msu.edu  
Mailing Address Department of History
Michigan State University,
141D Old Horticulture
East Lansing, Michigan 48824 USA  
Phone / Fax Number(s) phone: (517) 884-4875
fax: (517) 353-5599  
Countries Of Specialization Nigeria  
Research Interests Nwando Achebe is an award winning scholar and the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of African History at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000. She served as a Ford Foundation and
Fulbright-Hays Scholar-in-Residence at The Hansberry African Studies Institute and History Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996 and 1998.

Her research interests involve the use of oral history in the study of women, gender and power in West Africa.  
Teaching Interests She teaches survey and specialized courses in African History, West African History and African Women's/Gender History.  
Publications The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011.
(Winner, 2013 Aidoo-Snyder Book Award;
Winner, 2012 Barbara "Penny" Kanner Book Award; Winner, 2012 Gita Chaudhuri Book Award)
Book web-page: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=406796

Farmers, Traders, Warriors and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960 Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. Book web-page: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07078.aspx  
Keywords oral history ; women studies ; gender ; power ; West Africa.