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Benjamin Lawrance
Professor

2016 Submissions

Full Length Book

Lawrance, Benjamin N., Anne Bunting, and Richard L. Roberts. Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa. 1 ed. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016. Print. *

Journal Paper

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Boko Haram, Refugee Mimesis, and the Archive of Contemporary Gender-Based Violence." Radical History Review 126. (2016): 159-170. Print. *

Book Chapter

Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Charlotte Walker-Said. "Resisting Patriarchy, Contesting Homophobia: Expert Testimony and the Construction of African Forced Marriage Asylum Claims." Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016. 199-224. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin N., Annie Bunting, and Richard L. Roberts. "‘Something Old, Something New’: Conceptualizing Forced Marriage in Africa." Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016. 1-40. Print. *

2015 Submissions

Full Length Book

Terretta, Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith. African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights. 1st ed. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015. Print. *

Journal Paper

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Boko Haram, Asylum, and Memes of Africa." HAWWA: Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 13. 2 (2015): 148-53. Print. ∆

Book Chapter

Terretta, Benjamin N. Lawrance, Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith. "Law, Expertise, and Protean Ideas about African Migrants." African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015. 1-37. Print. «

Ruffer, Benjamin N Lawrance and Galya. "Witness to the Persecution? Expertise, Testimony, and Consistency in Asylum Adjudication." Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 1-24. Print. «

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "From ‘Health Tourism’ to ‘Atrocious Barbarism’: Contextualizing African Migrant Choice, Expertise, and Medical Humanitarian Practice." Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 221-244. Print. «

Published Review

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "To know where you come from; that is divine: Three New Documentary Films about the African Slave Experience." Rev. of Three Films About Slavery, dirs. Emma Christopher, Marie Rodet, and Tony Buba. Slavery and Abolition, Vol. 36, No.4 2015: 738-746. Print.

2014 Submissions

Full Length Book

Lawrance, Benjamin N. Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling. 1st ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin and Gayla Ruffer. Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print. «

Journal Paper

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "A Full Knowledge of the Subject of Slavery?: The Amistad, Expert Testimony, and the Origins of Atlantic Studies." Slavery & Abolition 35. 4 (2014): 1-21. Print. «

Book Chapter

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "La Amistad's 'Interpreter' Reinterpreted: James Kaweli Covey's Distressed Atlantic Childhood and the Production of Knowledge about Nineteenth-Century Sierra Leone." Suzanne Schwarz and Paul Lovejoy (eds.), Slavery, Abolition and the Transition to Colonialism in Sierra Leone. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2014. 217-256. Print. ˜

Invited Paper

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Nigeria's Trafficking Situation in 2014: A Research Synthesis." National Intelligence University, Center for Strategic Intelligence Research Research Notes. (2014). Print. ∆

2013 Submissions

Journal Paper

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Humanitarian Claims and Expert Testimony: Contestation over Health Care for Ghanaian Migrants in the United Kingdom." Ghana Studies 15-16. (2013): 253-288. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Your Poor Boy No Father No Mother: 'Orphans,' Alienation, and the Perils of Atlantic Child Slave Biography." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 36. 4 (2013): 672-703. Print. *

Book Chapter

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Chocolate Chiefs: Cocoa, Borders, and Colonialism in the Togoland Mandates, 1920-1945." Peuples et Frontieres dans l'Espace Ouest-Africain. Lome, Togo: Presses de l'Universite de Lome, 2013. 241-287. Print. ∆

2012 Submissions

Full Length Book

Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Richard L. Roberts. Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa. New African Histories ed. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Carolyn de la Pena. Local Foods Meet Global Foodways: Tasting History. 1st ed. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2012. Print. *

Book Chapter

Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Richard L. Roberts. "Contextualizing Trafficking in Women and Children in Africa." Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012. 1-34. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin N. "Documenting Child Slavery with Personal Testimony: The Origins of Anti-Trafficking NGOs and Contemporary Neo-Abolitionism." Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa. Ed. Richard L. Roberts. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012. 163-182. Print. *

Lawrance, Benjamin N. and Carolyn de la Pena (Thomas). "Foodways, Foodism, or Foodscapes: Navigating the Local/Global and Food/Culture Divides." Local Foods Meet Global Foodways: Tasting History. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2012. 1-19. Print. *

Published Review

Lawrance, Benjamin N. Rev. of West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Ghana, by Sandra E. Greene. Journal of Biography Jul. 2012: 519-522. Print. *

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

12/1/2011 - 11/30/2012
     National Endowment for the Humanities
     Amount: $54,000 *

2010 Submissions

Published Article

Lawrance, Benjamin N. “From Child Labor ‘Problem’ to Human Trafficking ‘Crisis’: Child Advocacy and Anti-Trafficking Legislation in Ghana.” International Labor and Working-Class History, 78 (2010): 63-88. Print. ≠ *

Fellowship

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship