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[Photo]: Ch. Didier Gondola

Ch. Didier Gondola

Campus Address: CA 503R
Phone: (317)274-8160
Fax: (317)278-7800
Email: gondola@iupui.edu


Chair History Department, Professor of History; Africana Studies


B.A. Université Paris I 1987
M.A. Université Paris VII 1988
M.B.A. Université Paris VII 1990
Ph.D. Université Paris VII 1993

Academic Interests

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Colonial Africa, African Diaspora, popular culture, gender and urban issues in west and central Africa.


World history surveys and upper-division courses in African history.


2015-2016 Recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Collegium of Lyon, France 2011-2012 Recipient of a European Institute for Advanced Studies (Eurias) Senior Fellowship and resident at the Nantes Institut d’Etudes Avancées, October 2011-June 2012 2010 Recipient, International Development Fund from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. 2008-2009 Recipient of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State (Research conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) 2006 recipient of the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant, Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Research.


author, Villes miroirs: migrations et identités urbaines á Brazzaville et Kinshasa, 1930-1970 (Mirror Cities: Migrations andUrban Identities in Brassaville and Kinshasa) (Paris: l'Harmattan, 1997); The History of Congo (Greenwood Press, 2002); Africanisme: La crise d’une illusion (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2007); Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprisng in Contemporary France, co-edited with Peter J. Bloom and Charles Tshimanga, (Bloomington, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press 2009); Tropical Cowboys: Westerns, Violence, and Masculinity in Kinshasa (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016); and numerous journal articles and book chapters.


Member of the IUPUI African and African American Studies Committee. Member of Central African Studies Association Member of the editorial board of Outre-Mers (Belgium)

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