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Andreana Prichard

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Andreana Prichard

Dr. Prichard is an historian of nineteenth and twentieth century East Africa. In particular, she is interested in the intersections of gender, religion, and politics. Her book, Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1960, was released in 2017 with Michigan State University Press. The book uses the rich personal stories of a group of female African lay evangelists to tell an intimate history of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, and of the Tanzanian nation. Prichard's current research project deals with the history of evangelical child sponsorship initiatives in East Africa and the American Bible Belt.

Research Interests

  • Gender and Politics in Africa
  • Christianity in Africa
  • Race, Religion, and Nationalism
  • Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa

Courses Taught

  • HON 2970 Images of Africa
  • HON 2970 Sex and Love in Africa
  • HON 3993 Africa and the Urge to Help: Humanitarianism in Historical Perspective
  •     - HON 3993 Class Project:
  • HON 3993 Modern African Lives: African History through Biography and Autobiography
  • HON 3993 Christianity and sub-Saharan Africa