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Jean Paul Bourdier

Professor Bourdier is the co-author of African Spaces and Drawn from African Dwellings. Production designer and co-director of seven films directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha. Painting exhibitions and photographs of ephemeral sculptures and body art widely exhibited nationally, winning fourteen national and international competitions. Awards include Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, NEA Graham, UC President's Humanities, and Getty. Practice: see his slides (in Architecture Visual Resources Library).

Thad Dunning

Research Interests: ethnic voting; the consequences of political representation for minority groups; the role of intermediaries in distributing benefits in clientelist systems; the consequences of natural resource wealth for democracy; comparative clientelism in developing countries; research design, casual inference, statistical methods, multi-method research

Bruce Hall

Research Interests: Muslim intellectual history in West and North Africa; Slavery; Social and Economic history of West and North Africa; Race; Mali; Songhay
 

Jun Sunseri

Research Interests:  Colonialism, Foodways, Landscapes, Historical and Contemporary Archaeology, Preservation and Heritage, Southwest US and Northern South Africa.

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