Dr. Francis Dube

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
326-D Holmes Hall
Phone: 
443.885.1790
Email: 
Francis.Dube@morgan.edu

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

  • Public Health as a Contested Space in the Mozambique-Zimbabwe Border Region, 1890-1980, (manuscript in progress).
  • "‘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.
  • "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 (2014): 21-38.
  • "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): 21-40.
  • Review of Eric Allina, Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique (Charlottesville, VA: UVA Press, 2012). History: Reviews of New Books 41, 2 (2013): 63-64.
  • "Violence and Smallpox control in colonial Zimbabwe and Mozambique," presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Panel: Histories of Health and Fertility, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 21, 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," presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Panel: Confined Mobilities: Colonial Histories of (Im)mobility & Confinement, Baltimore, Maryland, November 23, 2013.
  • "Public Health and Racial Segregation in South Africa: Mahatma (M.K.) Gandhi debates Colonial authorities on Public health measures, 1896-1904" paper presented at the 2012 Missouri Conference on History, Columbia, Missouri, March 29-30, 2012.
  • "Race, Polygamy, Public Health and ‘syphilitic natives' as reservoirs of disease: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and British attitudes toward African culture in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1923-1980," paper presented at the conference: Empire State of Mind: Articulations of British Culture in the Empire, 1707-1997, Lingnan University, Hong Kong,  May 25-27, 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," paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Panel:  Health Identity and Identity Formation, San Francisco, California, CA, November 18-21, 2010.
  • "‘Alien natives will not be invited to enter the Reserves for the purpose of attending these [religious] meetings': Independent African Churches, transnational migration and smallpox control in colonial Zimbabwe," paper presented at the Terrence Ranger Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, IL, October 13-15, 2010.