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

Select Research

  • "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.
  • Cross-Border Movements and Epidemiology: a History of Public Health in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, 1890-1980 (manuscript in progress).
  • The Development of Veterinary Services in Zimbabwe and Central Mozambique, 1890-1980 (manuscript in progress).
  • "Medicine without Boundaries: the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe" (journal article manuscript in progress).
  • "'Immensely more dangerous than Foot and Mouth Disease': East Coast Fever and the Border in Central Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe, 1901-1954" (journal article manuscript in progress). 
  • "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 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (San Francisco, 2010).