Harvey Feinberg

Past Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Professor Emeritus of African History at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Harvey Feinberg has pursued research in Ghana (1967-1968; 1977) and South Africa.  He has visited South Africa numerous times since 1985, most recently in 2005.  He was an official observer to the South African election in 1994.  He has been a Visiting Fellow, Yale University (1990-1991) and an Associate Fellow, the Southern African Research Program at Yale (1993-1994).  He received a Fulbright Summer Grant (1991) and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1999-2000).

Professor Feinberg’s publications include a book, Africans and Europeans in West Africa:  Elminans and Dutchmen on the Gold Coast during the Eighteenth Century, Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1989, and many articles published in the Journal of African History, International Journal of African Historical Studies, Historia, Kleio, and History in Africa.  He has presented numerous papers at conferences in the United States, Ghana and South Africa, including the African Studies Association, New England Workshop on Southern Africa, Ghana Historical Society and the South African Historical Society.

Professor Feinberg is completing a book which focuses on land owned by black South Africans before apartheid, the aftermath of the Natives Land Act of 1913, and changes in land policy between 1913 and 1936.

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