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- African history, African women's history, Uganda, militarism, political history, African feminism
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- About Me
I am a feminist historian of Uganda with a specific interest in war, militarism, and state violence. I am the co-founder and co-director of the African Feminist Initiative, a transnational network of feminist scholars of Africa. I co-edit a book series for Ohio University on “War and Militarism in African History” and am on the editorial board of the Journal of African Military History.
- Recent Publications
Books and Edited Volumes (Selected)
Decker, Alicia C., and Gabeba Baderoon, eds. “African Feminist Cartographies.” Special issue of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalisms 17, no. 2 (2018): Forthcoming.
Decker, Alicia C., and Andrea L. Arrington. Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Decker, Alicia C. In Idi Amin’s Shadow: Women, Gender, and Militarism in Uganda. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014.
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters (Selected)
Decker, Alicia C., and Gabeba Baderoon. “African Feminisms: Cartographies for the 21st Century.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalisms 17, no. 2 (2018): Forthcoming.
Decker, Alicia C. “What Does a Feminist Curiosity Bring to African Military History? An Analysis and an Intervention.” Journal of African Military History 1, no. 1 (2017): 93-111.
Decker, Alicia C., Summer Forester, and Eliot Blackburn. “Rethinking Everyday Militarism on Campus: Feminist Reflections on the Recent Violence at Purdue University.” Feminist Studies 42, no. 1 (2016): 204-226.
Decker, Alicia C. “An Accidental Liberation: Ugandan Women on the Frontlines of Idi Amin’s Economic War.” Women’s History Review 22, no. 6 (2013): 954-970.
Decker, Alicia C. “‘Sometime you may leave your husband in Karuma Falls or in the forest there’: A Gendered History of Disappearance in Idi Amin’s Uganda.” Journal of Eastern African Studies 7, no.1 (2013): 125-142.
Decker, Alicia C. and Mauricio Castro. “Teaching History with Comic Books: A Case Study of Violence, War and the Graphic Novel.” The History Teacher 45, no. 2 (2012): 169-187.
Decker, Alicia C. “Idi Amin’s Dirty War: Subversion, Sabotage and the Battle to Keep Uganda Clean, 1971-1979.” The International Journal of African Historical Studies 43, no. 3 (2010): 489-513.
Decker, Alicia C. “Pedagogies of Pain: Teaching ‘Women, War and Militarism.’” In Narrating War and Peace in Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Hetty ter Haar, 79-97. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2010.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Military, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women