Prince Vincent-Anene


Advisor: Emily Callaci

Mailbox: 5109 Mosse Humanities Building

Prince Vincent-Anene


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.


B.A., Paul University Awka, Nigeria


  • 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 of Science 150: The Digital Age – Fall 2022
  • STS201: Where Science Meets Society – Spring 2022
  • History 229: Exploration in Transnational History – Spring 2023
  • History 277 – Africa: an Introductory Survey Fall 2021