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History

Katrina Keefer

Ph.D (York University)
"Mission Education in  Early Sierra Leone, 1793-1820"
Supervised by Paul E. Lovejoy

Adjunct Professor at Trent University, Department of History

Publications to date:

  • Children, Education and Empire in Early Sierra Leone. London: Routledge Press, 2018.

  • “PORO ON TRIAL: The 1913 Special Commission Court Case of Rex V Fino, Bofio and Kalfalla,”' African Studies Review 61, 3 (2018): 56-78.

  • “THE MISSIONARIES OF SIERRA LEONE 1804-1816: A Biographical Approach to Socio-Cultural Influences,” History in Africa 44 (2017): 199-237.

  • “Group Identity, Scarification, and Poro among Liberated Africans in Sierra Leone, 1808-1819,” Journal of West African History 3, 1 (2017): 1-26.

  • “Scarification and Identity in the Liberated Africans Department Register, 1814-1815,” Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines. Volume 47, Issue 3, (2013): 537-553.

  • Book review of Making Money: Life, Death and Early Modern Trade on Africa’s Guinea Coast, by Colleen E. Kriger, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines DOI: 10.1080/00083968.2018.1488665

  • Book review of Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast c1550-c1885, by Silke Strickrodt. Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines. Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines 49, 3 (2015): 556-557.

  • Book review of The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, by Rebecca Shumway, Canadian Journal of African Studies/La Revue canadienne des études africaines 48, 3 (2014): 480-482.

  • “British Anti-Slavery Squadron,” “Hut Tax War, Sierra Leone (1898),” “Royal African Corps (RAC)” in Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts. Tim Stapleton, (ed) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, November 2016.

Research interests: 
Cultural history; the history of identity; African history; Classical history; the history of slavery globally; body marking and origins; missionary education and development.