Andrew Ivaska, PhD
Associate Professor, History
Dr. Ivaska received his Ph.D. in African History at the University of Michigan after completing an M.A. in Arab Studies at Georgetown University. His early research focused on urban struggles around gender, global culture, youth, modernity, and the state in colonial and postcolonial Tanzania. This work culminated in his first book, Cultured States: Youth, Gender, and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011), which won the 2012 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize, awarded by the African Studies Association. His new research explores Dar es Salaam’s transnational activist scene of the 1960s and 1970s – from Southern African liberation movements in exile, to African American activists and leftists from around the globe. Positioning this cosmopolitan scene at the intersection of Tanzanian political rivalries and social tensions, activist trajectories, and Cold War cultures, the project uses a view from Dar es Salaam to engage questions around transnationality, the lives of networks, the nature of political solidarity, and the everyday.
Ph.D. in History, University of Michigan
M.A. in Arab Studies, Georgetown University
B.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Cultured States: Youth, Gender, and Modern Style in 1960s Dar es Salaam. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.
• Winner of the 2012 Bethwell A. Ogot Prize, awarded by the African Studies Association for the best book in Eastern African studies
• Finalist for the 2012 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, awarded by the Canadian Historical Association for the best book in a field outside of Canadian history
Articles and Book Chapters
"Movement Youth in a Global Sixties Hub: The Everyday Lives of Transnational Activists in Postcolonial Dar es Salaam." In Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century, edited by Richard Ivan Jobs and David M. Pomfret. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series (series editor, Akire Iriye), 2015.
"Consuming and Contesting ‘Soul’ in Tanzania." In New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, edited by Karen Dubinsky, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2009.
"In an 'Age of Minis': Women, Work and Masculinity Downtown." In Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging Metropolis, edited by James Brennan, Andrew Burton and Yusufu Lawi, 213-31. Dar es Salaam and Nairobi: Mkuki na Nyota and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2007.
“Of Students, ‘’Nizers,’ and a Struggle over Youth: Tanzania’s 1966 National Service Crisis,” Africa Today51.3 (2005): 83-107.
“Contesting Postcolonial National Culture: The Short Life of a Tanzanian Ban on ‘Soul,’” Moving Worlds5.1 (2005): 120-32.
“’Anti-Mini Militants Meet Modern Misses’: Urban Style, Gender, and the Politics of ‘National Culture’ in 1960s Dar es Salaam.” In Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress, edited by Jean Allman, 104-21. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. [Revised version of Gender and History article.]
“’Anti-Mini Militants Meet Modern Misses’: Urban Style, Gender, and the Politics of ‘National Culture’ in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,” Gender and History 14:3 (November 2002): 584-607.
Select Research Grants
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, Co-Investigator (1 of 3) – “China in Tanzania,Tanzania in China: Beyond High Politics” (2012-2013)
Concordia University Seed Grant, Co-Investigator (1 of3) – “China in Tanzania, Tanzania in China: Development, Migration, Power and Protest (2009-10)
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant, Sole Principal Investigator -- "Black Diasporic Politics and Style in 1960s and 1970s Tanzania: A Transnational History" (2007-11)
Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), Nouveaux chercheurs Fellowship, Sole Principal Investigator -- "Gender, Public Space and the Politics of Urban Identity in Postwar Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1945-1980" (2004-07)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award – “Urban Popular Culture, the Tanzanian State and the Politics of ‘National Culture”(2000-01)
SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship – “Urban Popular Culture, the Tanzanian State and the Politics of ‘National Culture”(2000-01)
HIST 264/2 Section A
History of Africa
HIST 398/2 Section A
Nationalism in Africa
HIST 368/4 Section AA
African Popular Culture
HIST 498/670/870/4 Section AA
Transnational Networks in Modern Times