Jacob Tropp

Membership:  2010

Member Bio

Jacob Tropp is Associate Professor of History and Spencer Fellow in African Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont. He earned his PhD in African history at the University of Minnesota, where he also participated as a funded scholar in the MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change, Sustainability, and Justice. His PhD work on the social and environmental history of the Eastern Cape in colonial South Africa received the 2003 award for best dissertation in environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History and was the basis for his 2006 book Natures of Colonial Change: Environmental Relations in the Making of the Transkei (Ohio University Press, New African Histories Series) as well as several journal articles.While at the Center, he worked on a new project that explores the international connections between US government programs on Native American reservations and Western development efforts overseas in the mid-twentieth century.