Dr Steven Pierce

Snr Lect in Modern African History

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I studied political science as an undergraduate at Yale University and then received a Ph.D. in anthropology and history from the University of Michigan in 2000. Before coming to Manchester in January 2006, I taught for five years in the history department at Tulane University.

In addition to my position here at Manchester, I am also the Senior Editor for Africa for Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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I am an expert in the history and culture of northern Nigeria and have consulted on issues of human rights, gender, and sexuality in Nigeria.

I have provided expert testimony and consultation in immigration cases in the United Kingdom and United States.  Additionally, I have appeared on panel discussions on outlets like BBC Radio 4, as well as providing interviews to agencies such as the BBC, Wall Street Journal, France 24.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2000 - Doctor of Philosophy University of Michigan
  • 1990 - Bachelor of Arts Yale University

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