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Womai Song

Assistant Professor of History & African and African American Studies


  • History
  • African and African American Studies


  • Ph.D., Howard University
  • M.A., University of Buea (Cameroon)
  • B.A., University of Buea (Cameroon)

Selected Courses

  • African History to 1880
  • African History Since 1880
  • History of South Africa
  • Neocolonialism
  • The African Diaspora Experience
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Africa
  • African-American History Since 1877

Future Courses

  • Introduction to African & African American Studies
  • The History of Pan-Africanism
  • Globalization and Africans
  • Assassinations


Womai Song is a proud son of the Kom Fondom. Kom is located in Boyo Division of the North-West Region of Cameroon. He received his B.A. & M.A. degrees in history from the University of Buea. He later studied and earned his Ph.D. in History and African Diaspora Studies at Howard University in Washington D.C. As a scholar of the historical and contemporary experiences of “modern” Africa and Africans, his primary research interests include: transitions and associated ramifications in colonial and post-colonial erstwhile German colonies; Sexual violence in Colonial Africa; enslavement and Colonialism in historical memory; Neo-colonialism, and Pan-Africanism.

Professional Memberships

  • African Studies Association (ASA)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Italian Association of African Studies (ASAI)
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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