Gloria Chuku

Gloria Chuku

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Modern Africa (since the 19th century); Nationalism & Intellectual history; Social & Cultural history; African Diaspora; Slavery and Slave Trade; Women & Gender Relations


Introduction to African History; Africa: Culture and Development; Islam in Africa; West African History; Women in Africa and the Diaspora; Comparative Slavery: Africa and the New World

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Select Publications

  • Editor, Igbo Scholars and the Making of Intellectual Traditions in Africa and the Diaspora (Under review with Palgrave/Macmillan)
  • Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960 (Routledge, 2005)
  • “Crack Kernels, Crack Hitler”: Export Production Drive and Igbo Women during the Second World War,” in Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland, ed. Judith Byfield, LaRay Denzer, & Anthea Morrison (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press 2010), 219 - 44
  • “Azikiwe, Nnamdi;” & “Ojike, Mbonu,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, ed. F. Abiola Irele & Biodun Jeyifo (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • “Igbo Women and Political Participation in Nigeria, 1800s 2005,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 42, 1 (2009): 81 - 103
  • “Igbo Women and the Production of Historical Knowledge: An Examination of Unwritten and Written Sources,” in Emergent Themes and Methods in African Studies: Essays in Honor of Adiele E. Afigbo, ed. Toyin Falola & Adam Paddock (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2009), 255-78
  • “Navigating the Colonial Terrain through Protest Movements: A Discourse on the Nigerian Women’s Motives,” in Power and Nationalism in Modern Africa: Essays in Honor of Don Ohadike, ed. Toyin Falola & Salah Hassan (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008), 169-86
  • “Igbo Women in Politics: A Historical Analysis,” The International Journal of African Studies, Special Issue on Igbo Political History 6, no. 2 (2007): 93-123
  • “European Victorian Ethos, Igbo Women, and Gender (Re)Construction: An Examination of Policy Implication in Colonial Southeastern Nigeria,” in Negotiating the Public Space: Activism and Domestic Politics, ed. Sarah Ssali & Aramanzani Madanda (Kampala, Uganda: Makerere University, 2006), 120 49
  • “Igboland, Nineteenth Century” (674-76) “Port Harcourt” (1219-1221) in Encyclopedia of African History, ed. Kevin Shillington (New York. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005)
  • “Women in Igbo Society: A Historico-Literary Analysis of Forms of Expressed and Transmitted Knowledge,” A History of Africana Women’s Literature, ed. Rose Mezu (Baltimore, MD: Black Academy Press, 2004), 48-89
  • “Quest for National Purification: Murtala Mohammed’s New Vision, 1975-1976” (79-109) “Abdulsalaam Abubakar’s Interregnum, 1998-1999” (269-81) in Troubled Journey: Nigeria since the Civil War, ed. Levi A. Nwachuku & G. N. Uzoigwe (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004)
  • “African Women,” in Africa vol.5: Contemporary Africa, ed., Toyin Falola (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2003), 451-473
  • “Flora Nwapa: The Matrix of African Women’s Studies,” Asian Women [A Biannual Journal], Special issue on African Women II, 16(2003): 21-44
  • “Women and the Complexity of Gender Relations,” in Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, ed., Toyin Falola, Durham (NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002), 79-100
  • “Biafran Women Under Fire: Strategies in Organizing Local and Transborder Trades during the Nigerian Civil War,” in The Nigerian Civil War and Its Aftermath, ed., Eghosa E. Osaghae, Ebere Onwudiwe and Rotimi T. Suberu (Ibadan: John Archers Publishers, 2002), 216-228
  • “Women and Nationalist Movements” in Africa Vol. 4, The End of Colonial Rule: Nationalism and Decolonization, ed. Toyin Falola (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002), 109-130
  • “African Women since 1960: Gains and challenges,” Asian Women [A Biannual Journal], Special Issue on African Women, 15(2002): 1-30
  • “Breaking Ethnic Barriers and Urban Interethnic Conflicts: The Gender Imperative,” in The Transformation of Nigeria, ed. Adebayo Oyebade (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2002), 359-382
  • “Nzimiro, Mary (1898-1993)” (916-19); “Inyama, Rosemary (1903- )” (680-81), in Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia, ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer (Waterford, CT: Yorkin Publications, 2001)