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 first 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 the Indian Ocean slave trade. Her second book, Yankees in the Indian Ocean: American Commerce and Whaling, 1786-1860, will be published in fall 2022.
Dr. Hooper is currently collaborating with a team of historians to assemble an online Indian Ocean and Asian slave trade voyages database as part of the Voyages database. Her newest research project explores the experiences of enslaved and coerced laborers on small islands in the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles and Diego Garcia.
She is currently researching the experiences of those living on tiny islands in the Indian Ocean during the age of emancipation.
Yankees in the Indian Ocean: American Commerce and Whaling, 1786-1860. Ohio University Press, Fall 2022.
Article, “American Provisioning and the Environmental Impact on Islands in the Indian Ocean,” Global Food History 6, no. 3 (2020)
Article, “‘A Mere Business Affair’? Women in the Social and Commercial Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Madagascar,” special issue on “Women, trade and landed property in Africa,” Canadian Journal of African Studies 54, no. 3 (2020)
Article, “Yankees in Indian Ocean Africa: Madagascar and Nineteenth-century American Commerce,” Journal of African Economic History 46, no. 2 (2018)
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.
Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship, Nantucket Historical Association, 2019
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 394: 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
Participant, Roundtable: Pier Larson’s Legacy in African Studies, African Studies Association, November 2021
Conference paper, “Manifest Destiny, the Indian Ocean, and the Imperial Future of the United States,” Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions (FEEGI), St. Louis, MO, February 2020
Conference paper and panel organizer, “Provisioning Islands in the Indian Ocean,” American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, January 2019
Conference paper, “Temporary Marriages and Coastal Commerce in Nineteenth-century Madagascar,” African Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2018
Invited paper, “The Slave Trade of Madagascar,” Towards an Indian Ocean and Maritime Asia Slave Trade Database, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, September 2018