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Matthew Bender

Associate Professor of History

Director, Program in International Studies

Sub-Saharan Africa, Agrarian and Environmental History

Johns Hopkins University (PhD, 2006)

Phone: 609-771-2158

Email: bender@tcnj.edu

Office: Social Sciences 214

 

Publications

  • Water Brings No Harm: Knowledge, Power, and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro (Book manuscript in progress).
  • “Do not Imagine that Every Cloud Will Bring Rain: A History of Irrigation on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania,” in Terje Tveld and Terje Oestigaard, eds., Food and Water – Africa in a Global Context. London: IB Tauris, (Forthcoming).
  • “Being Chagga: Natural Resources, Political Activism, and Identity on Kilimanjaro,” Journal of African History 54, 2 (July 2013), 199-220.
  • Review of “Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge 1870-1950”, by Helen Tilley. Journal of World History 23, 2 (June 2012).
  • “Millet is Gone: Considering the Demise of Eleusine Agriculture on Kilimanjaro” International Journal of African Historical Studies 44, 2 (2011), 191-214.
  • “The Disappearing Glaciers of Kilimanjaro – Conducting Collaborative Undergraduate Research on Africa’s Tallest Peak,” Peer Review 11, 3 (Summer 2009), 27-30.
  • Johann Tempelhoff, Heather Hoag, Maurits Ertsen, Ellen Arnold, Matthew Bender, Kate Berry, Carol Fort, David Pietz, Muchaparara Musemwa, Masayoshi Nakawo, Jason Ur, Petra van Dam, Martin Melosi, Verena Winiwarter, and Tony Wilkinson, “Where has the Water Come From,” Water History 1, no. 1 (Summer 2009), 1-8.
  • “Thomas Marealle,” in Dictionary of African Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “Charles Dundas,” in Dictionary of African Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “For More and Better Water, Choose Pipes: Building Water and the Nation on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 1960-1980,” Journal of Southern African Studies 34, 4 (2008).
  • “Holy Ghost in the Highlands: The Spiritan Fathers on Kilimanjaro, 1890-1950,” Spiritan Horizons 3 (2008).
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