Trevor Getz

Lecturer
PhD, University of London school of Oriental and African Studies, History (2000)
MA, University of Cape Town, History (1997)
BA, University of California, Berkeley, History and Anthropology (1995)
Lecturer - Winter Quarter

My work focuses on history education – especially in the field of world history – as well as the social history of Africa. Among the 11 books I have written and edited, I am proudest of Abina and the Important Men, which won the 2014 James Harvey Robinson Prize.  I believe strongly in producing for the public, and have produced a number of documentaries and historical films which have garnered festival prizes.  I am also deeply committed to teaching, and in 2020 I was the recipient of the American Historical Association’s Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award.

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