Dr. Jesse W. Bucher

Associate Professor

Department: History
Office: 131 Bank Building





B.A., The College of New Jersey
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research & Teaching Interests

Modern Africa, South Africa, East Africa, World History, History of the Atlantic World, Postcolonial Studies, Environmental History

Scholarly Activities

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Programme on the Study of the Humanities in Africa, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, 2011

MacArthur Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, 2004-10


Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies Concentration

African Music Club

Recent Publications

"The Skull of Mkwawa and the Politics of Indirect Rule in Tanganyika," Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2016

"The Possibility of Care: Medical Ethics and the Death of Steve Biko,"  Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 47, No. 5, 2012

Recent Presentations

'Biko and Repression,' African Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2014

'Mandela and 1989,' Global Struggles for Social Justice Lecture, The College of New Jersey, 2014

'The Politics of Tolerance in 1950s Tanzania,' African Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2013

'Law and Liberation in Steve Biko’s SASO/BPC Testimony,'African Literature Association, 2013

'Care, Recovery, and the Politics of Transition in South Africa,' Africana Studies Lecture, Bard College, 2012

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

South African history and politics.

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

South African history and politics.