About the team

Dr. Abosede George

Abosede George is the Tow Associate Professor of History at Barnard College  and Columbia University in New York. She teaches courses on African migrations, historical mapping, urban history, childhood and youth, and the study of women, gender, and sexuality in African History.  Her book, Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development was published in 2014 by Ohio University Press and received the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize in 2015 from the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association, as well as Honorable Mention from the New York African Studies Association.

Her publications have appeared in the American Historical Review, the Journal of Social History, Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Meridians, Women’s Studies Quarterly, the Journal of West African History, and the Washington Post among other outlets. She is the founder of  The Ekopolitan Project, a digital forum dedicated to historical research on migrant communities in nineteenth- and twentieth century Lagos, West Africa.

Dr. George maintains faculty affiliations with the Africana Studies Program at Barnard, the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University (1999) and her Ph.D. from Stanford University (2006).