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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Key publications: 
  • The Story of an African Famine: Gender and Famine in Twentieth Century Malawi (Cambridge 1987)
  • Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness (Polity Press, 1991)
  • Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition and Agricultural Change in Noorthern Province, Zambia, 1890-1990 (with Henrietta L. Moore) (Heinemann and James Currey, 1995)
  • Creating the Creole Island: Slavery in Eighteenth Century Mauritius (Duke University Press, 2004).
Professor of African History and Health. Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London.
Professor Megan  Vaughn

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Person keywords: 
history of medicine and psychiatry in Africa
slavery in the Indian Ocean
history and anthropology
social, economic and cultural history of Africa