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Dr. Lamont King

Cleveland Hall, Room 303
Office phone: 540-568-4168
58 Bluestone Drive
MSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate Professor of History

Assistant Director, Ghana Study Abroad Program

Ph.D., Temple University

 Teaching Areas

History of Africa, Africana Studies, Nationalism

 Research Interests

Ethnicity and Nationalism

 Selected Publications

“Defining the Nation in the Social Sciences: A Utilitarian Approach.” National Social Science

Association Journal, Forthcoming.

 “The Wisdom of the Scribes: Kemet, Nationalism, and Modernity.”  Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, 2012.

 Africa and the Nation-State: State Formation and Identity in Ancient Egypt, Hausaland and

Southern Africa.  The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

“From Caliphate to Protectorate: Ethnicity and the Colonial Sabon Gari System In Northern Nigeria.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 4:2, 2003

“State and Ethnicity in Precolonial Northern Nigeria.” In Conceptualizing/Reconceptualizing Africa: The Construction of African Historical Identity, edited by Maghan Keita. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

“Nations Without Nationalism: Ethno-Political Theory and the Demise of the Nation-State.” Journal of Developing Societies, Vol. 18. No. 4, 2002.