Molly McCullers

Fields of Study:  Africa, Gender/Masculinity, Environmental History, Race and Identity, Genocide, Memory, Ethnicity, Apartheid, and Advertising

Dr. McCullers' research focuses on water and identity politics in rural Namibia during apartheid. Her current project investigates the ways in which global decolonization and apartheid became entwined with historical discourses and local competitions for scarce natural resources as well as struggles to define and achieve ethnic identities and dominant masculinities. She is also currently researching the culture of the itinerant bore-men and water finders in southern Africa as well as advertising during the apartheid era.

  • B.A., Psychology, Clemson University, 2005
  • M.A., History, Emory University, 2009
  • Certificate, Teaching Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2012
  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 2012

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“The ‘Truppenspieler Show’: Herero Masculinity and the German Colonial Military Aesthetic,” in German Colonialism Revisited: African, Asian, and Oceanic Experiences, Nina Berman, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Patrice Ngang, eds. (Michigan, 2013).

“‘The Time of the United Nations in Southwest Africa is near:’ Local Drama and Global Politics in Apartheid-Era Hereroland,” Journal of Southern African Studies 39, 2 (2013).

“‘We do it so that we will be Men’: Masculinity Politics in Colonial South West Africa, 1915-1949,” Journal of African History 52, 1 (2011).