African Studies — Environmental Studies — History — International Studies
Heather J. Hoag

Heather J. Hoag

Associate Professor

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.