Jane Hooper, Ph.D.

George Mason University, History & Art History
B369 Robinson Hall, MSN: 3G1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Ph D., History, Emory University, 2010
Dissertation: An Island Empire in the Indian Ocean: The Sakalava Empire of Madagascar

M.A., History, Emory University, 2008

B.A., History, Grinnell College, 2003

Assistant Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, 2013-

David H. Burton Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Saint Joseph’s University, 2010-2013

Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600-1800, Indian Ocean Studies Series, Ohio University Press, June 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bibliographical guide, “Madagascar,” Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies, 2015.

Article, “The Indian Ocean in Transatlantic Slavery,” co-written with David Eltis, Slavery & Abolition, volume 34 (3), 2013.

Article, “Pirates and Kings: Power on the Shores of Early Modern Madagascar,” Journal of World History, volume 20 (2), June 2011.

Digital Publications and Book Reviews
Book review of Benjamin Reilly, Slavery Agriculture and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula, Journal of Social History, spring 2018.

Book review of Richard Allen, European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, in Mariner’s Mirror, spring 2016.

Book review of Pedro Machado, Ocean of Trade, in History of Economic Ideas, spring 2016.

Book review of Margarette Lincoln, British Pirates, in Journal of British Studies, volume 54 (4), 2015.

Book review of The Demographics of Empire, in Journal of Social History, volume 46 (3), 2013.

Article, “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in World History: Using the Voyages Database in the Classroom,” World History Connected 10 (3), 2013.

Article, “Flux du sang et sauterelles: How the People and Environment of Madagascar Thwarted French Commercial Expansion,” The Proceedings of The Western Society for French History, volume 37, 2009.

Encyclopedia entries in the Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2008): Gold and Gold Mining, Mauritius, Ivory, Mozambique, Tanzania.

Research fellowship, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2016-7

Curriculum development grant, Mason 4-VA, 2016

David H. Burton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of History, Saint Joseph’s University, 2010-2013

Competitive dissertation research award, Joseph J. Mathews Prize, Emory University History department, 2008-2009

Research fellowship, American Institute for Yemeni Studies, 2008

Emory Fellowship for Graduate Study, 2005-2010

Invited lecture, “Uniting the Oceans: The Indian Ocean Slave Trade from a Global Perspective,” Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, October 2016

Invited paper, “The 1849 Attack on Nosy Be: Questions of Commerce, Slavery, and Sovereignty,” Journée d’étude on the Francophone Indian Ocean, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, April 2016

Conference paper, “Queens and Merchants: Women in the Slave Trade of Madagascar,” African Studies Association, San Diego, November 2015

Conference paper and panel organizer, “Murdering the Translators: Slave Ship Uprisings off the Coast of Madagascar,” World History Association, Savannah, GA, June 2015

Conference paper, “Early Modern Globalization and the Slave Trade in Madagascar,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York City, March 2014

Invited seminar paper, “Silver for Slaves: Negotiating for Slaves in Early Modern Madagascar,” at the Slavery, Memory, and African Diaspora seminar series, Howard University, Washington DC, December 2013

Conference paper, “Choosing to Leave: European and Lascar Runaways on the Shores of Madagascar,” at Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey, Amsterdam, June 2011

Conference paper, “The Indian Ocean in Transatlantic Slavery,” co-written with David Eltis, at Bridging Two Oceans: Slavery in Indian and Atlantic Worlds, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2009

Conference paper, “Local Beaches, Global Shores,” at the Zanzibar Indian Ocean Research Institute, Zanzibar, August 2008

Undergraduate history advisor, 2016-
PhD admissions committee, 2013-2015
Search committee member, 2013-4

Manuscripts reviewed
– Journal of World History
– Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies
– Rowman & Littlefield Press

Participant in Slavery, Memory, and African Diaspora seminar, monthly meetings, Howard University (2013-present)

History of the Indian Ocean, George Mason University, spring 2014, fall 2016
History of Globalization, George Mason University, spring 2016
Introduction to African History, George Mason University, spring 2015
Africa in the Era of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, George Mason University, fall 2014
Introduction to World History, George Mason University, fall 2013-fall 2016
Graduate Course: Comparative Slave Trades, George Mason University, fall 2013
Graduate Readings Courses in:
– Gender and Imperialism
– Indian Ocean Worlds through the Lens of Gender and Empire
– Global Migrations
– Global History/Indian Ocean
Member of PhD Committees, 2014-
MA Independent Study Courses, 2014-6

Archival work includes:
– Archives Nationales, Paris
– Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Cambridge
– British Library, London
– British National Archives, Kew
– Centre des archives d’outre-mer, Aix-en-Provence
– Library of Congress, Washington DC
– Mystic Seaport Library, Mystic
– Nationaal Archief, The Hague
– National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
– New Bedford Whaling Museum and Library, New Bedford
– Peabody-Essex Museum and Library, Salem
– Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence
– Western Cape Archives, Cape Town
– Zanzibar National Archives, Zanzibar

Dutch, reading
Early modern Dutch course, University College of London, September 2013- January 2014
French, reading
Modern Standard Arabic, basic reading and speaking
Kiswahili, basic reading
Malagasy, basic reading and speaking