Areas of specializations Radical Islam Democratization in Africa French Colonial Africa
Stephen Harmon is an associate professor of history. He earned his M.A and Ph.D. in History at UCLA, where he researched French colonial rule in Islamic West Africa. He received a NDEA Title IV grant to study Bambara, 1980-1983, as well as two Fulbright Research Fellowships to conduct field research in Senegal and Mali, 1983-1984 and 1990-1991.
He was co-writer and Principal Investigator of a NDEA Title VI grant to internationalize the curriculum at PSU, 1999-2002. He has published recently on Democratization in Mali and on Islamic radicalism in North and West Africa.
He has completed a year or more of formal study of seven foreign languages, and has lived and worked on five different continents. Prior to coming to PSU, Dr. Harmon taught at Arkansas State University and SUNY-Oswego in New York. His hobbies are world travel and fly fishing.
Ph.D., UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), California, U.S.A., December, 1988
M.A., UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), California, U.S.A., June, 1981
B.A., San Francisco State University, California, U.S.A., January, 1979
HIST 102 World History since 1500HIST 505 African CivilizationsHIST 507 Modern AfricaHIST 510 Modern Middle EastHIST 536 Modern South AmericaHIST 547 Radical IslamHIST 626 U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan
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