Department of History

Dr France Ntloedibe

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: History
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6019
Fax: 012 429 3221


  • PhD History (University of California, 2004)
  • MA History (Clark Atlanta University, 2000)
  • BA Honours, History and Education (UNISA, 1998)
  • BA History and Education (UNISA, 1996)
  • Teachers’ Diploma, History and Education (Northwest University, 1990).


Fields of academic interests

  • African diaspora
  • African American history
  • Religion
  • Slavery

Field of Specialisation

  • 19th century  US History
  • The slave trade and slavery
  • Slave culture
  • 19th and 20th century African history

Journal articles

  • ‘A Question of Origins.  The Social and Cultural Roots of African American Cultures’.  Journal of African American History (Special Issue), 1 (4), 2006, pp.401- 412.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT)
  • University of California Summer fellowship Award (2002)
  • University of California Research Humanities Grant (2003)
  • UCR Teacher Assistant of the Year Award (2003)
  • Fulbright scholarship award (1998-2000)
  • Canadian Carmen Brock Graduate Fellowship (2002)
  • Best essay prize for ‘How to promote peace in South Africa’, published in the Wesleyan magazine The Messenger (1994)


  • A Circle of Culture: Slave Youth and the Ringshout in the American South.
  • “Ebony Sisters”: Enslaved women, the slave trade and resistance.
  • “Strange bedfellows”: conjurers, Christian ministers and slave religion.
  • Southern Carpetbaggers and black religion during Reconstruction.
  • Slave Culture at the Cape and American South: A Comparative Analysis.
  • Ubuntu and African liberation struggle.
  • Almamy Kane Kader of Senegambia and the abolition of the slave trade.
  • King Ansah of Ghana and resistance to the slave trade.