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Dr. Patrick Mbajekwe

Dr. Patrick Mbajekwe
Associate Professor of History
Office: Brown 211. 05
Phone: (757) 823-8865

Expertise: African history, urban history, colonial and post-colonial history, economic history, world history

Interests: Transformations in land and property rights, urbanization, economic development in Africa, and global African Diaspora.

Courses: Modern African History and Cultures From 1600-Present, Early African History, Historical Methods, History of World Societies.

Bio: Dr. Patrick Mbajekwe is associate professor of history and the co-Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at Norfolk State University.  He holds an MA from the University of Lagos and a Ph.D. in African History from Emory University. He has held fellowships and faculty positions in a number of universities and colleges, including Dillard University in New Orleans, American University in Washington DC, Kenyon College in Ohio and Old Dominion University. He is the author of numerous articles in journals and book chapters, and co-author of a book, The How and Why of World History. He has received research grants from the Mellon Foundation, the Sawyer Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a consultant on African history and the Atlantic Slave Trade for the City of Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission.