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Area Studies Advisory Board

Aims and Scope

We are interested in receiving high class proposals for monographs, series, introductory texts and textbooks in all aspects of Area Studies. Topics may include but are not restricted to the following:

  • African Diasporas
  • Ethnographies of the Marginalised
  • Literatures of South Asia
  • Art and Archaeology
  • Indian Cinema
  • Politics of Culture in Asia
  • Culture and Society of South Asia
  • Kinship, Gender and Sexuality
  • Postcolonial Theory and Practice


Selected Titles in this Collection

  • Archaeological Perspectives on Houses and Households in Third Millennium Mesopotamian Society
  • Becoming Something Else: Society and Change in India's North East
  • Contemporary Issues in Africa's Development: Whither the African Renaissance?
  • Growing Democracy in Africa: Elections, Accountable Governance, and Political Economy
  • Higher Education in Africa: Challenges for Development, Mobility and Cooperation
  • The Koreas between China and Japan
  • Tourism and Colonization in Indochina (1898-1939)

Advisory Board Members

Professor Abu Bakarr Bah

Peace and Conflict

Northern Illinois University

Full biography


Dr Francesca Congiu

Asian Politics

University of Milan

Full biography


Dr Silvana Di Paolo 

Area Studies 

National Council of Research, Italy 

Full biography


Professor Jean-Pierre Donzo Bunza

African Linguistics

ISP de la Gombe

Full biography


Dr Robert Eldridge

US-Japanese Studies

Okinawa International University

Full biography


Dr Yoram Evron 

Chinese Studies 

Haifa University 

Full biography


Dr Philani Mthembu

Area Studies

Institute for Global Dialogue

Full biography


Dr Patience Mutopo

Rural Development

Chinhoyi University of Technology

Full biography


Dr Francis Onditi

International Relations

Riara University

Full biography


Dr Luca Puddu

Horn of Africa

University of Rome

Full biography


We are accepting applications for our Editorial Advisory Boards, as well as new book proposals. Please click here to apply to join an Advisory Board. Click here to complete a proposal or here for more information about how to submit a proposal.