Monica van Beusekom


Monica van Beusekom earned a B.A. in History from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in African History from Johns Hopkins University. Her research has focused on colonial development policy and practice in francophone West Africa, especially Mali. Publications include the book, Negotiating Development: African Farmers and Colonial Experts at the Office du Niger, 1920-60, as well as several articles. She taught African and global history at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh (1994-98) and African history at Trinity College in Hartford (2000-06). Prior to teaching, Monica also worked for several international development NGOs, including four years managing Oxfam-Great Britain’s program in Chad. She joined IISP in 2006.

Monica primarily advises current individualized major students. She also serves as the Honors adviser for the Individualized Major Program, teaches the Individualized Major Program gateway course (UNIV 2600 Individualized Study Across Academic Disciplines), and coordinates the Crime and Justice minor.

Monica van Beusekom
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