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Dr. Jeremy M. Rich



School of the Humanities

570-348-6211 x2617

Immaculata Hall 205

Courses taught:

Roots of the Modern World HIST-100
Ethnicity and Diversity in the Modern World HIST-105
Narcotics in Modern World History HIST-370
ST: Animals in African History HIST-399O
ST: Human Rights in Modern World History HIST-399P
Women and Gender in African History HIST-447
Seminar in History HIST-460
Jeremy Rich is a historian who teaches African, European, US, and world history. His research specialty is central African history and politics from the colonial period to the present, particularly the Democratic Republic and Gabon. He has published three books and over 30 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Rich also has taught courses on Central Africa for the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute and has been awarded a Fulbright Institute of International Education grant.

Presentations and Publications

Protestant Missionaries and Humanitarianism in the DRC: The Politics of Aid in Cold War Africa (James Currey/Boydell and Brewer, 2020)

Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R.L. Garner, Primate Collector (University of Georgia Press, 2012)

Co-editor with Carina Ray of Navigating African Maritime History (Memorial University of Newfoundland Press, 2009. Currently published by Liverpool University Press)

A Workman is Worthy of His Meat: Food and Colonialism in the Gabon Estuary (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)

“The Challenges of Mennonite Agriculture Development in the Congo: The Service du
Développement Agricole, 1965-1980,” Journal of Mennonite Studies (forthcoming)

“On the Fringes of Aid: Humanitarian Organizations and Sudanese Refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1965-1972,” Journal of Migration History (forthcoming)

"Victims or Burdens? Angolan Refugees and Humanitarian Aid Organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1961-1963,” International History Review 43:5 (2021), 1001-1017.

“Humanitarian Aid and Counterinsurgency: The Case of the Simba Revolts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1964-1967,” Journal for the Study of the Middle East and Africa 11:3 (2020), 229-250.

“Manufacturing Sovereignty and Manipulating Humanitarianism: The Diplomatic Resolution of the Congolese Mercenary Crisis, 1967-1968,” Journal of African History 60:2 (2019), 277-296.