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Adam Paddock
Associate Professor

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Adam Paddock teaches African history and 20th century world history courses.  He received his PhD in African History from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on continuities and changes in child socialization in Nigeria from the colonial period up to the 1970s. Publications include The Women's War of 1929: A History of Anti-Colonial Resistance in Eastern Nigeria, co-authored with Dr. Toyin Falola, and two co-edited volumes, Economics and Evironment in Nigeria, and Emergent Themes and Methods in African Studies: Essays in Honor of Adiele E. Afigbo. Recent publications include a chapter titled “A World of Good to our Boys: Boy Scouts in Southern Nigeria, 1934-1951” and a chapter titled “Child Labor Resistance in Southern Nigeria.” Ongoing research includes labor disputes in Fernando Po during the early 1900s and his current book project is on child socialization in Nigeria through to the 1970s with an emphasis on oral history.

Courses taught include:
GE 120: Historical Perspectives
GE 120: Historical Perspectives Online
HISTRY 142: Survey of African History
HISTRY 150/Race Ethnic Studies 150: Atlantic World
HISTRY 200: Historical Methods
HISTRY 340: Modern Africa
HISTRY 341: African Womens History
HISTRY 399: Historical Methods
HISTRY 445: 20th Century Genocides
HISTRY 499: Senior Thesis