Cymone Fourshey

Cymone Fourshey

Professor of History, International Relations
Affiliated Faculty in Critical Black Studies, On leave '22 - '23
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About Cymone Fourshey

Professor Fourshey teaches in the Department of History and the Department of International Relations. She is the Director of the Griot Institute.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications



Book Manuscript (single authored) Identities in the Shadows: Hospitality among Strangers, Immigrants, & the Established in southwestern Tanzania 500 BCE-1800 CE (In progress expected completion 2018).

Book Manuscript (co-authored) A History of Family and Belonging in Eastern and Central Africa 1000-1800 CE(In progress expected completion 2020).

Articles & Book Chapters

Article "‘Woe is me that I have no relations': Poverty & Wealth in Pre-Colonial Southwestern Tanzania among the Nyakyusa & Safwa (In progress/revising).

Book Chapter "Welcome Home?: Hospitality & Hostility, Transnational & Diasporic Experiences among ‘Bantu Somali'1800-2015" in Sub-Saharan African Migrations: Challenges, Failures, & Coping Strategies. Yvonne Captain, Papa Sow, & Elina Marmer eds. (Submitted to editors).

Encyclopedia Entry "Women in The Gambia," Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (in progress) submitting January 2018



Book Manuscript (co-authored) Bantu Africa Oxford University Press complete edited manuscript submitted December 2015. (Released October 2017).


Article "Lifting the Loincloth: History of Anthropological Spectacles" for Critique of Anthropology (September 2016): 302-338.

Book Chapter "Dismantling Notions of African Women's Perpetual Subjugation," in Discoursing Gender, Culture, & Knowledge in Africa & the African Diaspora Toyin Falola, ed. (forthcoming 2017 Routledge).

"Set Alight to Her Husband's House": Teaching as Scholarship & Activism in the Gambian Archives Article co-authored with student Holly Belkot, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, 38, 3 (2015): 35-62.

"Karibu Stranger, Come Heal Thy Host: Hospitality in Southwestern Tanzania 1000-1900" African Historical Review 44, 2 (2012): 18-54.

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