Charlotte Walker-Said
Professor Charlotte Walker-Said Awarded NEH Grant

Associate Professor Charlotte Walker-Said was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to support her research on the history and impact of non-state militaries in Central Africa in the 20th century. Announced by Representative Jerry Nadler, the grant is one of several supporting institutions in his district. 

 “Charlotte’s work is critical to our understanding of the region, its political and religious institutions, and its citizens. This award is a statement on the importance of that work, and is crucial to assuring it will be widely shared,” said Dr. Anthony Carpi, vice provost for research, international partnerships & student professional advancement.

Walker-Said’s recent scholarship includes Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon, “Christian Marriage Between Tradition and Modernity: Catholic and Protestant Women and Marriage Education in Late Colonial Cameroon” in Gender & History, “Fleeing Patriarchy, Contesting Heteronormativity: Expert Testimony, Asylum and Forced Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa” (with Benjamin N. Lawrance) in Marriage by Force? Contestation Over Consent and Coercion in Africa edited by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts. 

Walker-Said earned her PhD from Yale University and teaches in the Africana Studies Department.