Timothy Parsons

​Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MA, George Washington University
BA, Wesleyan University
research interests:
  • Social History of Colonial Africa
  • Education in Colonial Africa
  • Urban History
  • Ethnicity and the Creation of Identity
  • World History

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​Monday 3:00 - 5:00 pm

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1109
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​As a social historian of twentieth century Africa, Professor Parsons' research to date has been focused on understanding how ordinary people experienced imperial rule.

His books to date have explored how Africans from diverse walks of life navigated the shifting realities of repression and opportunity that emerged during the imperial and early national eras.

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