Victoria TashjianProfessor of History
B.A., William Smith College
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Programs: History, Women's and Gender Studies
Victoria Tashjian joined the faculty in 1992. She received her Ph.D. in African History from Northwestern University and her B.A. in Third World Studies from William Smith College.
She is author of the books “I Will Not Eat Stone”: A Women’s History of Colonial Asante (co-authored with Jean Allman) and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture: Africa. Prof. Tashjian has also presented papers and published articles and book chapters addressing gender and economic change in Asante, women’s rights in Nigeria and British colonial policy in West Africa.
During the 2005-06 academic year, she conducted a student-faculty research project on the construction of masculinity in Asante with Casey Golomski ('06).
The recipient of St. Norbert College’s Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award in 2000, Prof. Tashjian devotes a good deal of time at the College to diversity and international issues.
HIST 118 Survey of African History
HIST 335/WMGS 335 Women and Work
HIST 344 Colonialism in Africa through the Novel
HIST 351/WMGS 351 Women, Gender, and Imperialism
HIST 352 East Africa-The Swahili
GENS 418 International Inequalities