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Elizabeth Jacob

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Elizabeth Jacob

Field: 
Africa
B.A., History and French & Francophone Studies, Columbia University, 2013
M.A., History, Stanford University, 2017
Elizabeth Jacob is a historian of francophone West Africa, with a focus on histories of gender, labor, and violence. She is particularly interested in practices of female militancy in anticolonial and nationalist movements. Her research has received grants and fellowships from Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences, the Center for African Studies, and the French Colonial Historical Society. In academic year 2018-19, she will be conducting archival research in Côte d'Ivoire with the support of a Fulbright-IIE U.S. Student Program Research Grant.