Gloria Emeagwali



Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 2161600

Phone: 860-832-2815



Selected publications:

    • Africa and the Academy: Challenging Hegemonic Discourses on Africa (Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2006). [editor]

    • The African Experience: Past, Present and Future. New York: Whittier Publications, 2006. [edited with Walton Brown Foster]

    • African Civilization: Technical, Social, and Political Dimensions(New York: American Heritage Publishers, 1997). [editor]
    • Women Pay the Price: Structural Adjustment in Africa and the Caribbean (Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1995). [editor]
    • African Systems of Science, Technology & Art: The Nigerian Experience (London: Karnak House, 1993). [editor]
    • The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria(Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992). [editor]
    • Science and Technology in African History with Case Studies from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Zambia (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992). [editor]
    • “Creation Myths of Ancient Northeast Africa,” in Gary Laderman and Arri Eisen, eds., Science, Religion and Society, (Armonk, N.Y: M.E Sharpe Inc., 2006). With A. Bekerie. 
    • “Technology in History: Africa,” in Sal Restivo, ed. Science, Technology and Society, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
    • “Ancient Egyptian Shamanism” in Mariko Namba Walter and Eva Jane Neumann Fridman, eds. Shamanism; An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture, (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2004). With M. N. Walter.
    • “African Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Implications for the Curriculum,” in Ghana in Africa and the World: Essays in Honor of Adu Boahen, ed. Toyin Falola, (Trenton, N.J. Africa World Press, 2003). 
    • “Islam, Structural Adjustment and Gender: The Nigerian Case,” in Muslim Women’s Choices: Religious Belief and Social Reality, eds. Camillia Fawzi El-Solh and Judy Mabro, (London: Berg Publishers, 1994). 
    • “Textile Technology in Nigeria in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” in African Systems of Science, Technology & Art(1993) [see above.]
    • “African Historiography, Gender and Technology,” in The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria(1992) [see above.]
    • “The Intersection of Gender and Technology in Nigeria,” in The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria(1992) [see above.]
    • “Glassmaking Technology in Nupeland, Central Nigeria: Some Questions,” in The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria (1992) [see above.]
    • “The Control of Water-based Diseases in Colonial Northern Nigeria,” in The Historical Development of Science and Technology in Nigeria (1992) [see above.]
    • “Perspectives on Women and the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in Nigeria” in Alternative Development Strategies for Africa, ed. Mohammed Suliman, 3 vols. (London: Institute for African Alternatives, 1991).
    • “Technology Transfer: Explaining the Japanese Success Story,”Journal of Contemporary Asia [Philippines] 21, no. 4 (1991): 504-512.
    • “Pre-colonial Nigeria: The Case of Eastern and Western Nigeria and the Middle Belt,” in Domination and Resistance, eds. Daniel Miller, Michael Rowlands, and Christopher Tilley (London and Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989). 
    • “Oral Historiography and the History of Technology in Nigeria” in MUNTU, Review Scientifique et Culturelle du CICIBA [Center International des Civilisations Bantu, Libreville, Gabon] 8, no. 1 (1988).
    • “Reflections on the Development of Science in the Islamic World and its diffusion into Nigeria before 1903,” Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society 36, no. 1 (1988): 41-48.
    • “The Historian and the Use of Models,” Tarikh [Nigeria] 9 (1987).
    • “History and the Question of Technological Development; The Transfer of Technology Revisited,” in Africa Development/Afrique et Développement [Senegal] 12, no. 2 (1987). 
    • “Women in Pre-capitalist Socio-economic Formations in Nigeria,” in Women in Nigeria Today (London: Zed Books, 1985).
    • “Political Institutions in Pre-Nineteenth Century Nigeria: Some Observations on the Groundwork of Nigerian History” in ODU, A Journal of West African Studies [Nigeria], no. 26 (1984): 144-159.