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Professor Derek Peterson FBA

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About this Fellow

Intellectual and cultural history of eastern Africa; the composition of books; the politics of archives; the infrastructure of religious experience; the social practice of non-conformity; Idi Amin

Website: https://derekrpeterson.com

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of History and African Studies, University of Michigan

Past Appointments

  • Professor of History and African Studies, University of Michigan, 1970

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