Brian Yates, Ph.D.

Assistant professor
Disciplines Taught: Africana Studies, History
Office: Barbelin 112Q
Phone: 610-660-3353


B.A. Morehouse College '02
Ph.D. University of Illinois '09

Courses Taught

Forging the Modern World 
Historical Introduction to Modern African History
African Ethnicities


Dr. Yates research centers on the construction of the modern Ethiopian State, specifically it focuses on identity in this modern state construction. Dr. Yates is presently working on a book manuscript entitled "The Other Habasha: The Oromo and the Creation of the Modern Ethiopian State (1855-1913)." Other areas of research include identity formation throughout the African continent and its Diasporas in addition to pre-modern African state constructions.  

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