Scopas Poggo

Associate Professor
Faculty

 

Research Interests: Twentieth Century Sudanese History; The History and Culture of the Kuku People of South Sudan, 1797-2013

Teaching Areas: Ancient Africa to the Present: African-American History from Slavery to the Present

PUBLICATIONS: JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Scopas S. Poggo (April 2007), “General Ibrahim Abboud’s Military Administration in the Sudan, 1958-1964: Implementation of the Programs of Islamization and Arabization in the Southern Sudan,” Northeast African Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Michigan State University Press): 67-101

Scopas S. Poggo, (December 2006) “The Origins and Culture of Blacksmiths in Kuku Society of the Sudan, 1797-1955,” Journal of African Cultural Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London): 169-186

Scopas S. Poggo, “Kuku Religious Experiences in the Sudan and in Exile in Uganda, 1900-1972” in Religion and Conflict in the Sudan (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2002), 126-135

Scopas S. Poggo, (November 2001) “Politics of Liberation in the Southern Sudan, 1967-1972: The Role of Israel, African Heads of State, and Foreign Mercenaries” in The Uganda Journal, Vol.47 (Kampala, UG The Uganda Society): 34-48

Scopas S. Poggo, “Azande Resistance to Foreign Penetration in the Southern Sudan, 1860-1890,” in Spaulding, J. and Beswick, S. (eds.), White Nile Black Blood: From Khartoum to Kampala (Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea Press, Inc., 2000), 263-278

 

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

Scopas S. Poggo, (Guest Author), 27 Entries of “Biographies of Southern Sudanese Leaders” in Robert Kramer, Richard A. Lobban, and Carolyn Fluer-Lobban (eds.), 4th ed., Historical Dictionary of Sudan (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press Inc., 2013): pp. 43, 57-58, 60-61, 77, 127, 131, 171-173, 227-228, 232, 236-237, 257-259, 268-269, 270, 274-275, 288-290 (2 entries), 332-334, 372, 413-414 (2 entries), 417-418, 423 (2 entries), 424-425, 454-456 (3 entries)

Scopas S. Poggo, The First Sudanese Civil War: Africans, Arabs, and Israelis in the Southern Sudan, 1955-1972, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, February 2009: 260 pages.

This book was released as a paperback with cover design by Associate Professor John Thrasher, Summer 2011

BOOK MANUSCRIPT IN WORKING PROGRESS:

Book: “The History and Culture of the Kuku People of South Sudan, 1797-2015.” Two

Chapters have already been written, and work is in progress

CHAPTERS/ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIA:

Scopas S. Poggo, “Pastoral Nomadism.” Entry contribution in Patterson, Orlando and Golson, J. Geoffrey (eds.), Volume 2: Cultural Sociology of Africa, Part 2: 1400-1900. A Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012

Scopas S. Poggo, “Pharonic Dynasties of Egypt 1400 B.C.E.” Entry contribution in Patterson, Orlando and Golson, J. Geoffrey (eds.), Volume 2: Cultural Sociology of Africa, Part 2: 1400-1900. A Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012

Scopas S. Poggo, “Fashoda Incident 1898.” Entry contribution in Patterson, Orlando and Golson, J. Geoffrey (eds.), Volume 2: Cultural Sociology of Africa, Part 2: 1400-1900. A Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012

Scopas S. Poggo, “Surur, Eliaba James.” Entry: Dictionary of African Biographies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011

BOOK AND JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEWS

Reviewed Chapter 14, “Struggles for Independence 1940-1965” and Chapter 15, “Post-Colonial Africa” for the book manuscript, Africa in Global History by Robert Harms (W. W. Norton & Company, New York & London). This is a potential new history text book that will shed more light on certain themes and topics that were not previously covered in depth in other African history textbooks, May 9, 2016

Reviewed Manuscript: “Civil Wars in South Sudan: Is it a Reflection of Historical Secessionists and Natural Resource wars in Greater Sudan?” African Security Journal (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom), December 20, 2015                      

Reviewed Manuscript: “The Ethiopian Support for South Sudan from 1962 to 1983: Local, Regional, and Global Connections,” Journal of Eastern African Studies, pp. 24, June 1, 2014

Reviewed: Cherry Leonardi, Dealing with Government in South Sudan Histories of Chiefship, Community and State (Woodbridge Suffolk, GB: James Currey, 2013), May 31, 2014. This Review was Published in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2, (African Studies Center, Boston University, 2014): pp 370. The Sudan Studies Association Bulletin has obtained copyright permission from IJHAS to reprint this review.  

Reviewed: Matthew LeRiche and Matthew Arnold, South Sudan from Revolution to Independence (London: C. Hurst & Co. 2012). Sudan Studies Association Bulletin, vol., 31, nos., 1 & 2, Spring 2013: p. 57-59. This review was first published in e-International Relations (website), 2012

Reviewed: “Destination Africa,” Humanity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania,) 2012

Reviewed: Hilde F. Johnson, Waging Peace in Sudan, Brighton, Great Britain: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. Northeast African Studies Journal, East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, December 2011

Reviewed: “Development and Indigenous Systems: Lessons from North Kordofan State.” Article reviewed for Alternative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Christ Church, New Zealand, 2011

Reviewed: “Language and Conflict: The Political History of Arabization in Sudan and Algeria.” Article reviewed for Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Journal, London: University of London, 2011

Reviewed: “When Can We Return Home” Right to (Public) Housing Movement in Post-Katrina New Orleans,” Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, August 20, 2009

Reviewed: “Survival Strategies of Marginalized Immigrants: A Case Study of Cameroonians and Nigerians in Johannesburg” for Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts journal, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University, March 26, 2007

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Ancient Africa to the Present: African-American History
  • African History
  • African-American Studies
  • Sudanese History
Education
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1999
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies
  • M.A., Memphis State University
  • B.Ed., University of Juba (Sudan)
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