Jean Allman

​Director of the Center for the Humanities
Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies
Affiliate Faculty of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities
PhD, Northwestern University
BA, Northwestern University
research interests:
  • Gender, Colonialism, and Nationalism in Africa

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • Center for the Humanities
  • CB 1071
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Professor Allman has approached the study of the past through a range of interdisciplinary and thematically diverse topics - nation and national identity, gender and colonialism, fashion and the politics of clothing, and the modernity and mobility of indigenous belief systems.

For more information, visit Jean Allman's department profile.