John Glover

Professor
Department of History

Areas of Expertise

African history with a specialization in West Africa, Islam and European imperialism

Education

Ph. D., 2000,History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dissertation: “The Hope in This World and The Next: Maam Cerno and the Settlement of Darou Mousty, 1912-47.”

M.A., 1993, History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Major field: Africa  Minor fields:  West Africa, Modern Middle East, Imperialism/Decolonization

B.A., 1991, summa cum laude, History, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Expert for the Media

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Contact

Gannett Center
Office #10
P: 909.748.8608
E: john_glover@redlands.edu

Degrees held

  • Ph. D., 2000,History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Dissertation: “The Hope in This World and The Next: Maam Cerno and the Settlement of Darou Mousty, 1912-47.”

    M.A., 1993, History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Major field: Africa  Minor fields:  West Africa, Modern Middle East, Imperialism/Decolonization

    B.A., 1991, summa cum laude, History, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 

 

 

Experience

2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2006-12 Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2012-Present Full Professor, Department of History, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

Courses Offered

World History to 1450

World History since 1450

Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade

The African Experience to 1800

Race and History in South Africa

The Emergence of Modern Africa

Islam in African History

Modern African History through Novels and Films

Imperialism

Sufism

Publications

Book: 

John Glover, Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal: The Murid Order. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2007.

Chapters and Articles:

John Glover, "The Prophet Muhammad reincarnated and his son, Jesus:re-centering Islam among the Layenne of Senegal," Journal of Historical Geography, 41 (2013)

John Glover, “Murid Modernity: Historical Perceptions of Islamic Reform, Sufism, and Colonization,” in New Research on Islam in Senegal, ed. Mamadou Diouf and Mara Leitchman, London: Palgrave, 2008.

John Glover, “”The Mosque is One Thing, The Administration is Another:” Murid Marabouts and Wolof Aristocrats in Colonial Senegal,” The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 33, no.2 (2001)

Book Reviews:

John Glover, review of The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi RevivalT, Rudiger Seesemann, in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 45, no.1 (2012) 

John Glover, review of Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Community, Sean Hanretta, in The American Historical Review, Vol 115, no.1 (2010) : 325-326.

John Glover, review of Social Welfare in Muslim Societies in Africa, edited by Holger Weiss, in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 35, no.1 (2002) : 236-237

John Glover, review of The History of Islam in Africa, edited by Nehemia Levtzion and Randall L. Pouwels, in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 33, no.2 (2001) : 411-412.

Presentations of Original Research

"An African and Islamic Expression of Modernity: The Re-Imagination of the Historical  Geography of Cap Vert by the Layenne of Senegal"

Eighth Savannah Symposium "Modernities across Time and Space," Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. February 2013

"The Prophet Muhammad Reincarnated and His Son, Jesus: Re-Centering Islam among the Layenne of Senegal" African Studies Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2012

"GIS and History: Mapping the Lebu Migrations" Esri 2012 Users Conference, San Diego, California. July 2012

“Controlling the Sea: Sufism as a Metaphor for Historical Change on the West African Coast." World History Association Conference, London, United Kingdom .     June 2008

“Abolition and Emancipation as a Discourse of Colonization and Control” Domestic and International Consequences of the First Governmental Efforts to Abolish the Atlantic Slave Trade, Elmina, Ghana.  August 2007

“Murid Identity and Conceptions of History: Images of Sufism, Reform, and Colonization” African Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana          November 2004

“Islamic Reform, Revolution, and Jihad: Sufi Perspectives of Social and Political Change” World History Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. June 2003

“The Forging of New Colonial Relationships: The Experiences of a Murid Town During World War I” African Studies Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA November 1999

Awards, Honors, Grants

University of Redlands Innovation Fund Award for Historical GIS, 2016

Center for Spatial Studies Community of Practice Grant, 2014

Keck Foundation LENS Faculty Fellowship, 2011

Post-Doctoral Summer Research Fellowship, West African Research Association, 2009

Faculty Review Committee Research Grant, University of Redlands, 2009

Faculty Review Committee Distinguished Research Award, 2007