Rebecca Glade is a doctoral student in African History. Her work focuses on modern East Africa, particularly Sudan and addresses questions related to social and cultural movements, civil society, state-society relations, and labor history. Her most recent work has focused on the beginnings of Sudanese Jazz and student activism in Sudan in the 1960s and 70s.
Prior to coming to Columbia, Rebecca received a B.S. in International Affairs from Georgetown University and a MA in Migration and Intercultural Relations from the Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Migration and Intercultural Relations program. She also lived, worked, and studied for five of the last seven years in Sudan, where she has undertaken a number of research projects.
Rebecca is currently a teaching assistant in Columbia's history department, as well as a co-president of the Graduate History Association for 2017-2018. She is also a volunteer teacher at Khartoum University in Sudan, where she has been involved in establishment and continuation of the Sudan Historical Photography Archive.