Prince Vincent-Anene

Email: vincentanene@wisc.edu

Address:
Advisor: Emily Callaci

Prince Vincent-Anene

Biography

My primary research interest is in the history of technology in Africa. It goes beyond how Africans manufactured and used technologies to include what technology means for different peoples of Africa to the social history of inbound technologies in colonial Africa. More importantly, I am interested in the place of technology in African societies and how technologies imbricate culture, politics and religion. My research interest also revolves around the question of laboratory, my aim is to trace laboratories beyond the western epistemic traditions of built infrastructures.

My doctoral research focuses on the history of automobile transportation in colonial Nigeria. It uses multiple perspectives—from technology, urbanization, and modernity to gender, race, and class—to engage how people of colonial Nigeria made and remade the automobile transportation system into a gamut of their encounter with imperial modernity.

Education

B.A., Paul University Awka, Nigeria

Field

  • African History
  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Working Dissertation Title

  • “A Social History of Automobiles in Colonial Nigeria, 1861-1960 “

Selected Awards

  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Fall 2020.
  • Holtz Center Top Up Grant, University of Wisconsin, 2020.

Professional Affiliations

  • African Studies Association (ASA).
  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
  • Lagos Studies Association (LSA).
  • Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN).

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 277 – Africa: an Introductory Survey