World History: Global and world history; Indian Ocean history; History of Madagascar
Jane Hooper received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2010. She teaches courses in global and Indian Ocean history, as well as the history of Africa and the slave trade. Her book, Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800, was published in 2017 by Ohio University Press as part of their Indian Ocean Studies series. She has also written articles about pirates, the slave trade from the Indian Ocean to the Americas, and teaching the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She is currently conducting research into American commerce and whaling in the Indian Ocean during the first half of the nineteenth century. She was awarded a research grant from the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium to support this archival research in 2016-7.
She is currently examining the extent of American activity in the southwestern Indian Ocean during the first half of the nineteenth century, when whalers and merchants from New England ports began to visit the region.
Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800, Indian Ocean Studies Series, Ohio University Press, June 2017.
Bibliographical guide, “Madagascar,” Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, 2015.
Article, “The Indian Ocean in Transatlantic Slavery,” co-written with David Eltis, Slavery & Abolition, volume 34 (3), 2013.
Article, "Pirates and Kings: Power on the Shores of Early Modern Madagascar," Journal of World History, volume 20 (2), June 2011.
Research fellowship, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2016-7
HIST 125: Introduction to World History
HIST 261: Introduction to African History
HIST 387: Pirates, Sailors, and Slaves: History of the Indian Ocean
HIST 387: History of Globalization
HIST 387: Africa in the Era of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
HIST 535/615/635: History of the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade
Ph D., History, Emory University, 2010
Dissertation: An Island Empire in the Indian Ocean: The Sakalava Empire of Madagascar
M.A., History, Emory University, 2008
B.A., History, Grinnell College, 2003