Africana Studies
Department Chair:
Pam Brooks

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Gordon Gill

Gordon Gill

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Rice Hall 25
(440) 775-8375

Gordon Gill

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Univ Maryland College Park
  • M.A. Howard University, Washington, DC, 1991 (History).
  • Ph.D. Howard University, Washington, DC, 2004 (History).

  • Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
Include Caribbean History, History of the African Diaspora, Slavery in the Atlantic World, Pre-Colonial West and West-Central Africa , and Blacks in Great Britain during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. He is currently preparing a publishable manuscript based on his dissertation entitled Labor, Material Welfare, & Culture in Hydrologic Plantation Enterprises: A Study of Slavery in the British Colony of Berbice ( Guyana ).

Recent Publications and Awards
“Slavery on the Guyanese Frontier,” in The Slave Societies of the Caribbean , 2d ed. Edited by Franklin W. Knight. vol. 3, UNESCO General History of the Caribbean , ( London and Basingstoke : UNESCO Publishing/Macmillan Educational Publishing, Forthcoming)