Iris BergerIris Berger

Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Michigan

060H Social Science
Phone: (518) 442-5315
Fax: (518) 442-5301
iberger@albany.edu

Teaching:

Undergraduate Courses:

His 286: African Civilization
His 287: Africa in the Modern World
His 386: Race and Conflict in South Africa

Graduate Courses:

His 600: Colloquium on State and Society
His 639/662: African Women and Social Change
His 640: Seminar in Gender and Society
His 662: Readings in African History
His 662/639: South Africa through Life Histories and Autobiographies

Select Publications:

South Africa in World History, New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Associate Editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, General Ed., Bonnie Smith, 4 vols., New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. [American Library Association Outstanding Reference Award; Booklist Editor's Choice Book for 2008.]

Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Restoring Women to History, with E. Frances White (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999); [Japanese translation, Chizuko Tominaga, Tokyo: Miraisha, 2004].

Threads of Solidarity: Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992)

Women and Class in Africa, ed. with Claire Robertson (New York: Homes and Meier, 1986)

Religion and Resistance: East African Kingdoms in Precolonial Period (Tervuren, Musée Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, 1981)

Select Awards/Honors:

Distinguished Africanist Award, New York African Studies Association, 1997
President, African Studies Association, 1995-1996
Social Science Research Council, Research Fellowship, 1990, 1980-1981
Rockefeller Foundation (Gender Roles Program), Research Fellowship, 1987
Annual Book Award, Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre Mer, Brussels, 1982
National Endowment for Humanities, Research Fellowship, 1986-1987, 1979-1980


Current Research Interests:

Completing book manscript on South African history (Oxford University Press); ed., Journal of African History; co-ed., Encyclopedia of Women's History (Oxford University Press); research on gender, social policy and popular culture in 20th century South Africa.

Links to:

Full Curriculum Vitae