Jennifer Lofkrantz

Ph.D, African History, York University, Canada

Associate Professor, World History
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Dr. Jennifer Lofkrantz, who joined AUN in August 2017, is an Associate Professor of World History and the Program Coordinator of the new Minor in History. She has a Ph.D in African History from York University (Canada), a M.A in African History from Queen’s University (Canada), and a B.A (Hons) from Simon Fraser University (Canada).

Before coming to AUN she taught at St. Mary’s College of California in the United States. Her primary research interest is the social and intellectual history of the Sokoto Caliphate and the contemporary history of northern Nigeria.

Her research has been published in the Journal of African History, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, African Economic History, Slavery & Abolition, and the Journal of West African History, among others. She is co-editor of the journal African Economic History and she co-edited the volume, Ransoming, Captivity, and Piracy in Africa and the Mediterranean, (Africa World Press, 2016).  At AUN she teaches CIV 101 African Civilization, CIV 102 Western Civilization, and CIV 111 African Civilization: Special Topics– Women & Gender in Africa. Starting in Fall 2018 she will also teach a variety of Nigerian, African, and World history courses.

AUN Courses
  • CIV 101 African Civilization
  • CIV 102 Western Civilization
  • CIV 111 African Civilization: Special Topics– Women & Gender in Africa
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