Beginning in January 2015, Alden Young will be an assistant professor of African History at Drexel University, and the Director of Drexel’s Africana Studies Program. He is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow affiliated with the Penn Humanities Forum and the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his PhD in 2013 in History at Princeton University. His dissertation is entitled, "Accounting for Decolonization: The Origins of the Sudanese Economy, 1946 until 1964." He is now working on a project tentatively titled, Elite Retreat: Sudanese Bureaucrats, Intellectuals, Traders and the Search for an Alternative to the State.
About: Rudolph T Ware III, The Walking Qur’an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa, University of North Carolina Press
About: Frederick Cooper, Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State, Harvard University Press.
About: Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Viking Press.
About: D. Yergin. The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Allen Lane, 2011