Prof. Gérard Chouin
Research Associate, former Director at IFRA-Nigeria
Gérard Chouin received his MA (Maîtrise) and Mphil (DEA) in African History from the University of Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1992 and 1993 respectively. He served six years as a lecturer at the University of Ghana, and at the University of Cape Coast before joining a PhD program in Anthropology/Historical Archaeology at Syracuse University as a Graduate Fellow. In 2009, he completed his dissertation on the history and archaeology of Southern Ghana, and subsequently accepted an appointment as Director of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) at the University of Ibadan from 2010 to 2013. He came to William and Mary to teach and research medieval to modern histories of Africa.
His research interests and areas of expertise include pre-Atlantic and early modern Atlantic West African sacred landscapes, earthworks, trade, sociopolitical systems, urbanization, social collapse, diseases, food, plants and cuisines; and West African politics.
You can vist his institutional page : https://www.wm.edu/as/history/faculty/Chouin_g.php