Visiting Assistant Professor

Old Main 305, 651-696-6834

Tiffany K. Gleason is a visiting assistant professor who specializes in African history, with subfields in Francophone West Africa, Religion, France, and the Atlantic World. She received her PhD in History; M.A. in African Studies, and B.A. in History with specialization in Africa, all from UCLA. Her dissertation, Coastal Islam: Religion and Identity among Minority Muslims in the French Colonial City of Porto-Novo, 1889-1939 considers the impact of identity formation via the history of Porto Novo’s Muslim communities in relation to the French colonial administration and other African ethnicities.

Tiffany comes to Macalester after teaching in the History department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2015-16.  She has also taught World History and African History at the University of California, Merced and before that, African History at Loyola Marymount University. She is co-author and editor of the book, The Mind of Carter G. Woodson as Reflected in the Books He Owned, Read and Published, in addition to curator of the museum exhibit of the same name. Recently she has become more interested in teaching about the history of the Global South as well as about conflict due to resource extraction in Africa and beyond.