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Robin Chapdelaine

Robin Chapdelaine

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of History & Center for African Studies

College Hall 615
Phone: 412.396.4759
chapdelainer@duq.edu
http://robinchapdelaine.com/

Education:

Ph.D. Women's & Gender History, African History, Rutgers University, 2014
M.A., History, Rutgers University, 2012
Courses

HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World
HIST 231: Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 251: African History
HIST 378: Modern Africa: Independence and Issues
HIST 447W/547 History of Human Rights from the 19th Century to the Present
HIST 602: Graduate Research Seminar
AFST 150: Introduction to African Studies
IHP 202: Honors Seminar in Global Diversity

Publications

"Girl Pawns, Brides and Slaves: Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1920s," in M. Rodet & E. Razy (eds.), Children on the Move in Africa: Past and Present Experiences of Migration, (Oxford: James Currey, 2016).

Editorial Assistant, The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, volume IV: When Clowns Make Laws for Queens, 1880 to 1887, ed. Ann D. Gordon (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Works in Progress

"The British Social Welfare Office: The Case of Juvenile Labor, Reform, and Nationalism in Colonial Calabar, 1950s." The Journal of African History. (Invited to revise and resubmit)

A History of Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900s-1930s, (Book Manuscript).

Book Reviews

Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories, ed. by Saheed Aderinto, Journal of West African History (forthcoming, Spring 2017).

Presentations

2017 Summer

"The League of Nations and the Colonial State: A Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1930s," University of Calabar, Nigeria.

2016 Fall

"The Remand Home: Juvenile Labor and Reform in Calabar," at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Cambridge, England.

2015 Fall

"The British Social Welfare Office: The Case of Juvenile Labor, Reform, and Nationalism in Colonial Calabar, 1950s," at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

"Linking History to Practice: Mapping the History of Nigeria as a Tool to Combat Human Trafficking Today," at The Social Practice of Human Rights Conference, Human Rights Center, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

2014 Fall

Panel Chair for "Human Rights and Activism in the Colonial Era: Transregional Perspectives;" and presented "Women's and Children's Roles in Human Trafficking: Colonial Southeastern Nigeria," African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation, Indianapolis, Indiana

2014 Spring

"Trafficked Children and Children as Traffickers in Colonial Southeastern Nigeria," The Child in Africa Conference, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

2014 Winter

"Moneylending, Marriage, and Slavery: Pawning Practices in Southeastern Nigeria, 1920s-1930s," American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

2013 Spring

"The League of Nations and the Colonial State: A Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1930s," Indaba Series, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

2012 Summer

"Female Child Dealing During the 1920s: Brides, Pawns or Slaves?" XVIth World Economic History Congress, The Economic History Society of Southern Africa and The Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2012 Spring

"Children, Labor and Money Lending: Codification of Native Law in an International Context, 1901-1920s" AEGIS Thematic Workshop: Children & Migration in Africa: an Interdisciplinary Perspective, School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

2008 Fall

"The Social Economy of Children: Pawning, Trade and the 1929 Women's War, "African Studies Graduate Affiliates, Resonances of Resistance: Young Scholars' New Work in African Studies Conference, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2008 Spring

"1929 Women's War: Pawnship and the Social Economy of Children," Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Seminar Series, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2005 Fall

"1929 Women's War: Representations of Fertility Against the Institution of Pawnship," African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora, Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Talks

Thursday, November 2nd @ 8am

"Are You My Brother?: Exploring the Incorporation of Non-biological Children into Family Life in Colonial Nigeria"

Social Science History Association, Montreal, Canada


Saturday, November 18th @ 4pm

"Humanitarian Efforts in Colonial Southeastern Nigeria: What was at Stake?"

African Studies Association, Chicago, IL, USA


Thursday, November 30th @ 12:15-1:30pm

"The League of Nations and the Colonial State: A Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1920s-1930s"

Penn State Greater Allegheny Speaker Series: West African Migration, White Oak, PA, USA