Heather Hoag, Ph.D., Associate Professor (History, Boston
University, 2003) specializes in African environmental history with
an emphasis in river history, hydropower development, technology,
and development planning. Her teaching interests include African
history (with a specialization in the colonial period), history of
South Africa, environmental history, and food history.
Dr. Hoag's research focuses on the changing values of
African rivers. Her book, Developing the Rivers of East and
West Africa: An Environmental History (Continuum Publishers,
forthcoming August 2013), explores from a comparative perspective
the role of rivers in former British colonies. In 2008, she was one
of the founding editors-in-chief for the International Water
History Association's journal, Water History (a
position she continues to hold).
Since her arrival at USF, Dr. Hoag has been active in
USF's African, Environmental Studies, and International
Studies programs. She currently serves as chair of African Studies
and associate chair of International Studies.