Location: Bowdoin / Olufemi O. Vaughan

Africana Studies

Olufemi O. Vaughan

Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History

Contact Information

ovaughan@bowdoin.edu
207-721-5154
Africana Studies
HISTORY
318 Adams Hall



Fall 2014

  • Christianity and Islam in West Africa (AFRS 2380)
  • Transnational Africa and Globalization (AFRS 2840)
  • Christianity and Islam in West Africa (HIST 2380)
  • Transnational Africa and Globalization (HIST 2840)


Education

  • D.Phil. (PhD) Politics, 1989, University of Oxford, England.
  • M.A. Government, 1983, St. John's University, New York.
  • B.A. Government 1981, St. John's University, New York.

Research Interests

Modern African Political and Social History (Regional Focus: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa); Comparative Politics; International Relations; African Diaspora Studies; Globalization.


Books

Nigerian Chiefs: Traditional Power in Modern Politics, 1890s - 1990sO. Vaughan, Nigerian Chiefs: Traditional Power in Modern Politics, 1890s - 1990s (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2000, pp. v-293. Paper back edition, 2006. Cecil B. Currey Book Prize, Association of Third World Studies, 2001.

O. Vaughan, Chiefs, Power, and Social Change: Chiefship and Modern Politics in Botswana, 1890s – 1990s, Trenton, N.J: Africa World Press, 2003, pp. v-218.

O, Vaughan, Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth Century Africa (co-editor with T. Ranger) London: Macmillan Press, 1993, pp. vi-284.

O. Vaughan, Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Africa (editor) Ibadan, Nigeria: Sefer Academic Press, 2003, pp. xiii-442.

Chiefs, Power, and Social Change: Chiefship and Modern Politics in Botswana, 1890s – 1990sO. Vaughan, Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Nigeria (editor) Ibadan, Nigeria: Bookcraft Press; Oxford: Oxford Book Collective, 2004, pp. iv-358.

O. Vaughan, Tradition and Politics: Indigenous Political Structures in Africa (editor) Trenton, N.J: Africa World Press, 2005, v-406.

O. Vaughan, Globalization and Marginalization: Essays on the Paradoxes of Global and Local Forces (co-editor with M. Wright and C. Small) Ibadan, Nigeria: Sefer Academic Press, 2005.

O. Vaughan, West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New Century (edited with M. Okome), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 1-280

O. Vaughan, Transnational Africa and Globalization (edited with M. Okome), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 1-266.

West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New CenturyO. Vaughan, Transnational Africa and GlobalizationO, Vaughan, Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth Century Africa (co-editor with T. Ranger)

Articles and Chapters

Tradition and Politics: Indigenous Political Structures in Africa

O. Vaughan, ‘Les Chefs Traditionnels Face au Pouvior Politique’ Politique Africaine, Paris: Karthala, 32, December 1988, pp. 44-56.

O. Vaughan, ‘Traditional Chiefs and Rulers in Nigeria’ West Africa, London, March 1989.

O. Vaughan, ‘Chieftaincy Politics and Social Relations in Nigeria’ Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, London: Frank Cass, 29, 3, November 1991, pp. 308-327.


O. Vaughan, ‘Decolonization and Legitimation in Nigeria’ in Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth Century Africa, edited by Terence Ranger and Olufemi Vaughan, London: Macmillan Press, 1993, pp. 135-161.

O. Vaughan, ‘Introduction’ (with T. Ranger) in Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth Century Africa, 1993, pp. 1-28.

O. Vaughan, ‘Legitimacy, Civil Society and the Return of Europe’ (with T. Ranger) in Legitimacy and the State in Twentieth Century Africa, 1993, pp. 258-264.

O. Vaughan, ‘Communalism, Legitimation, and Party Politics at the Grassroots: The case of the Yoruba’ International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, New York: Human Sciences Press, 7, 3, Spring, 1994, pp. 419-440.

O. Vaughan, ‘The Politics of Global Marginalization’ Journal of Asian and African Studies, Leiden: E. J. Brill (Sage Publishers, CA) 29, 3-4, July-October 1994, pp. 186-204.

O. Vaughan, ‘Political Science and the Study of African Politics: A view from the Grassroots’ in African Studies and Research Methodology, edited by Abdul Karim Bangura, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994, pp. 147-165.

O. Vaughan, ‘Assessing Grassroots Politics and Community Development in Nigeria’ African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 94, October 1995, pp. 501-518.

O. Vaughan, ‘Democracy and Civil Society: The Nigerian Transition Programme, 1985-1993' (with J. Ihonvbere) in Democracy and Political Change in sub-Saharan Africa, edited by John Wiseman, London: Routledge, 1995, pp. 71-91.

O. Vaughan, ‘Religion and Social Relations in Nigeria’ Journal of Nigerian Studies, Association of Nigerian Studies, 6, 1995, pp. 1-9.

O. Vaughan, ‘Traditional Political Structures and the Pursuit of Democracy in Nigeria’ The Transition to Democracy in Nigeria, edited by Deji Hasstrup, University of Ibadan, African Heritage Foundation, 1995, pp. 76-94.

O. Vaughan, ‘Preface’ Religious Militancy and Self Assertion: Islam and Politics in Nigeria, Matthew H. Kukah and Toyin Falola, Aldershot UK: Avebury Press, 1996, pp. x-xii

O. Vaughan, ‘Traditional Rulers and the Crisis of Democratic Transitions in Nigeria’ in Dilemmas of Democracy in Nigeria, edited by Paul A. Beckett and M. Crawford Young, Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1997, pp. 413-435.

O. Vaughan, ‘Ife and Oyo Crowns in Colonial and Post-Colonial Nigerian Politics’ in Rethinking African History, edited by Simon McGrath, Charles Jedrej, Kenneth King and Jack Thompson, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh (African Studies Series), 1997, pp. 227-248.


O. Vaughan, ‘Africa’s Second Democratic Transition’ (review article) Journal of Third World Studies, Association of Third World Studies, 16, Spring 1999, pp. 250-257.

O. Vaughan, ‘Analyzing a Culturally Diverse Experience for Undergraduate Education in International Studies’ Magnificent Press for Ford Foundation, 1999. pp. 1-8.

O. Vaughan, ‘The Ethnic Dimensions of Nigeria’s Post-Annulment Crisis: Case Studies from the South’ in The Issue of Political Ethnicity in Africa, edited by Emmanuel Udogu, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2000, pp. 79 - 98.

O. Vaughan, Political Ethnicity in Western Nigeria: Chieftaincy, Communal Identities, and Party Politics’ in The Transformation of Nigeria, edited by Bayo Oyebade, Trenton: Africa World Press, 2002, pp. 435 - 462.

O. Vaughan, ‘Chieftaincy Structures and State Formation in Africa’ in Africa Since 1939: Colonialism, Nationalism and Decolonization, Volume IV, edited by Toyin Falola, Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002, pp. 209-222.

O. Vaughan, ‘Chieftaincy Politics and Communal Identity in Colonial Western Nigeria, 1893-1951' Journal of African History, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 44, 2003, pp.283-302.

O. Vaughan, ‘Political Restructuring, Civil Society, and Governance in Africa: The Politics of Integrated Rural Development in Nigeria’ in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle, edited by John Mbaku and Julius Ihonvbere, Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2003, pp. 249-262.

O. Vaughan, ‘Governance and Community Development in Africa’ in Postcolonial Africa, Volume V, edited by Toyin Falola, Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003, pp. 257-274.

O. Vaughan, ‘Exigencies of Modernity and Shifting Global African Identities’ (with N. Afolabi), in Marvels of the African World: Africa, New World Connections, and Identities, edited by Niyi Afolabi, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2003, pp. 83-98.

O. Vaughan, ‘The Crisis of the Nigerian State: Paradoxes of the Local and the Global’ in Globalizing Africa: Politics, Economy and Culture, edited by Malinda Smith, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2003, pp. 111-126.

O. Vaughan, ‘Introduction’ Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Africa, edited by O. Vaughan, Ibadan, Nigeria: Sefer Press, 2003, pp. 1-9.

O. Vaughan, ‘Chiefship and Democracy in Botswana’ in Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Africa, edited by O. Vaughan, pp.132-159.

O. Vaughan, ‘Introduction’, Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Nigeria, edited by O. Vaughan, Ibadan, Nigeria: Bookcraft Press; Oxford: Oxford Book Collective, 2004, pp. 1-10.

O. Vaughan, ‘Traditional Rulers and the Formation of the Postcolonial Nigerian State’ in Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Nigeria, edited by O. Vaughan, pp. 47-76.

O. Vaughan, ‘Introduction’ (with M. Wright and C. Small), Globalization and Marginalization: Essays on the Paradoxes of Global and Local Forces, edited by O. Vaughan, M. Wright, and C. Small, Sefer Press, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2005, pp. 1-10.

O. Vaughan, ‘The Crisis of the Nigerian State in the Global Era’ in Globalization and Marginalization: Essays on the Paradoxes of Global and Local Forces, edited by O. Vaughan, M. Wright, and C. Small, pp. 112-135.

O. Vaughan, ‘Religion and State Formation in Nigeria,’ in Nigeria in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies for Political Stability and Peaceful Coexistence, edited by Emmanuel Ike Udogu, Africa World Press, 2005, pp. 113-132.

O. Vaughan, ‘Foreword’ Foundations of American Political Thought, Constance Polin and Raymond Polin (eds.) Peter Lang, 2006.

O. Vaughan, ‘African Social Formations in Historical Perspective,’ (review article) Journal of Asian and African Studies, 41, 2006, Sage publishers, pp. 278-284.

O. Vaughan, ‘Chieftaincy Structures, Communal Identity, and Decolonization in Yorubaland,’ Yoruba Identity and Power Politics, edited by Ann Genova and Toyin Falola, University of Rochester Press, 2006, pp. 177-191.

O. Vaughan, 'Africa, Transnationalism, and Globalization: An Overview,' in Transnational Africa and Globalization, edited by M. Okome & O. Vaughan, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 17-37

O. Vaughan, 'Introduction,' (with M. Okome) in Transnational Africa and Globalization, edited by M. Okome & O. Vaughan, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 pp. 1-15

O. Vaughan, 'Introduction,' (with M. Okome) in West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New Century, edited by M. Okome & O. Vaughan, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. I-13

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