Dr. Francis  Dube

Assistant Professor

 

Africa; history of medicine and public health; environmental history

Ph.D. in History - Univ. of Iowa
M.A. in History - Univ. of Iowa
B. A. in Economic History - Univ. of Zimbabwe

Courses: Africa to 1875, Africa since 1870, World History I & II, Introduction to the Social Sciences

Select Research

  • Beyond Ebola. Colonial Public Health and the Roots of African Distrust of Western Biomedicine: the Case of Central Mozambique and Zimbabwe, 1890-1980 (book manuscript in progress).
  • "Medicine without Borders: the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe, 1893-1920s" OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies 4:2 (forthcoming).
  • "'In the Border Regions of the Territory of Rhodesia, There is the Greatest Scourge...': the Border and East Coast Fever Control in Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe, 1901-1942," Journal of Southern African Studies 41:2 (2015): 219-235.
  • "Public Health and Racial Segregation in South Africa: Mahatma (M.K.) Gandhi Debates Colonial Authorities on Public Health Measures, 1896-1904" Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 21 (2012): 1-40.
  • Review of Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique, by Eric Allina, in History: Review of New Books 41:2 (2013): 63-64.
  • The Development of Veterinary Services in Zimbabwe and Central Mozambique, 1890-1980 (manuscript in progress).
  • "Violence and Smallpox Control in Colonial Zimbabwe and Mozambique, given at The 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014).
  • "'Immensely more Dangerous than Foot and Mouth Disease': Cross-Border Movements of Cattle and East Coast Fever Control in Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe, 1901-1942," given at The 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (Baltimore, Maryland, 2013).
  • "Race, Polygamy, Public Health and 'Syphilitic Natives' as Reservoirs of Disease: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and British Attitudes toward African Culture in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1923-1980," given at Empire State of Mind: Articulations of British Culture in the Empire, 1707-1997 (Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2011).
  • "'The whole lot of them [Africans] are rotten with Syphilis': European Settler Fears and Public Health in the Manica Region of Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe," given at The 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (San Francisco, 2010).