Benjamin N. Lawrance is the Hon. Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Professor of International Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of Local Foods Meet Global Foodways: Tasting History, Locality, Mobility, and ‘Nation’; Interpreters, Intermediaries and Clerks; and The Ewe of Togo and Benin.

African Asylum at a Crossroads

Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights

Edited by Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith Terretta
Foreword by Penelope Andrews
Afterword by Fallou Ngom

African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights examines the emerging trend of requests for expert opinions in asylum hearings or refugee status determinations. This is the first book to explore the role of court-based expertise in relation to African asylum cases and the first to establish a rigorous analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony.

Trafficking in Slavery’s Wake

Law and the Experience of Women and Children in Africa

Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts

Women and children have been bartered, pawned, bought, and sold within and beyond Africa for longer than records have existed. This important collection examines the ways trafficking in women and children has changed from the aftermath of the “end of slavery” in Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present. The formal abolition of the slave trade and slavery did not end the demand for servile women and children.

New Titles

The Illustrated Letters of Richard Doyle to His Father, 1842–1843 · By Richard Doyle
Edited by Grant F. Scott

Merleau-Ponty · Space, Place, Architecture · Edited by Patricia M. Locke and Rachel McCann

Authentically African · Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture · By Sarah Van Beurden

Frantz Fanon · Toward a Revolutionary Humanism · By Christopher J. Lee

The Experiment Must Continue · Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940–2014 · By Melissa Graboyes

Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula · By Benjamin Reilly

Preaching Prevention · Born-Again Christianity and the Moral Politics of AIDS in Uganda · By Lydia Boyd

Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean · Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast · Edited by Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Thompson
Afterword by Susan F. Hirsch

Memories of Madagascar and Slavery in the Black Atlantic · By Wendy Wilson-Fall
Foreword by Michael Gomez

Crossing the Color Line · Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana · By Carina E. Ray

Row by Row · Talking with Kentucky Gardeners · By Katherine J. Black