Andrew Barnes

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Biography

Andrew E. Barnes grew up in Saint Louis, Mo.  He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he graduated cum laude with a degree in history in 1975.  He studied for his doctorate at Princeton University in New Jersey.  He defended his doctoral thesis on Christian lay devotional life in early modern France in 1983.  He taught and received tenure at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He left Carnegie Mellon for his present position in the history department at Arizona State University in 1996.  He was promoted to professor of history in 2016.  Barnes is the author of three monographs: The Social Dimension of Piety: Associative Life and Religious Change in the Penitent Confraternities of Marseille 1499-1792, Paulist Press, 1994; Making Headway: The Introduction of Western Civilization in Colonial Northern Nigeria University of Rochester Press, 2009; Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism and the Shaping of African Industrial Education, Baylor University Press, 2017, as well as more than thirty research journal articles and scholarly book chapters.  He is presently working on a study of the Phelps Stokes Education Commissions and their impact in Africa during the era of European colonialism.  

Teaching Interests and Courses

Barnes teaches courses on African and European history with a focus on the history of Christianity.  His undergraduate course offerings include HST 101: Introduction to Global History since 1500; HST 352: Europe's Reformations;  HST 361: Witchcraft and Heresy in Pre-Modern Europe. Barnes was a pioneer in online instruction, offering his first internet course in 1999.  More recently he has focused on the development of internet courses for the online master's degree program.  

Education

Ph.D.-Princeton University, Princeton NJ, June 1983

M.A.-Princeton University, Princeton NJ, June 1978

B.A.-Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, June 1975

Research Interests

-History of Christianity

-History of Christian Missions

-African History

-History of Europe

Publications

  • . . Review of: The White Fathers in Colonial Africa (2014).
  • . . Review of: The Women’s War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria (2014).
  • Andrew E. Barnes. Nelson Mandela: A Biography. Mandela: Tributes to a Global Icon (2014).
  • Andrew Barnes. "The Great Prohibition": The Expansion of Christianity in Colonial Northern Nigeria. History Compass (2010).
  • . . Review of: Aunt Tena, Called to Serve: Journals and Letter of Tena A. Huizenga, Missionary Nurse to Nigeria (2010).
  • . . Review of: Migration and Christian Identity in Congo (DRC) (2010).
  • Barnes, Andrew E. Making Headway’: The Colonial Government, Christian Missions and the Introduction of Western Civilization in Northern Nigeria. (2009).
  • Andrew E. Barnes. "The Colonial Legacy to Contemporary Culture in Northern Nigeria: Islam and Northern Administrators 1900-1960". Power and Nationalism in Modern Africa: Essays in Honor of Don Ohadike (2008).
  • Andrew Barnes. The Middle Belt Movement and the Birth of Christian Consciousness in Colonial Northern Nigeria. Church History (2007).
  • . . The Pattern of the Early Modern Past: From the General Crisis to the Struggle for Stability (2006).
  • Andrew Barnes. 'Religious Insults': Christian Critiques of Islam and the Government in Colonial Northern Nigeria. Journal of Religion in Africa (2004).
  • . . Antimonies of Modernity (2003).
  • . . Nigeria in the 20th Century (2003).
  • . . Africa (2002).
  • . . Africa (2002).
  • Barnes, Andrew E. Church and Society. Encyclopedia of European Social History (2001).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HST 101 Global History Since 1500
SGS 111 Global History Since 1500
HST 643 Global History
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 101 Global History Since 1500
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 643 Global History
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 352 Europe's Reformations
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 361 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe

Presentations

  • Andrew E. Barnes. "The Old Way and the New: Thomas Jesse Jones, Health and Sanitation, and the Civilizing of Africa". Yale Edinburgh Conference on World Christianity (Jun 2013).
  • Andrew E Barnes. Tuskegee in Africa. Yale Edinburgh Conference on World Christianity (Jun 2012).
  • Andrew E Barnes. Industrial Education and Global Black Christianity: What did Booker T Washington, Marcus Garvey and John Chilembwe have in common?. Nagel Institute October Lectures series (Oct 2011).
  • Andrew E. Barnes. "Protestant Missions and the Marriage Palaver in Colonial Northern Nigeria,". African Studies Association Annual Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Andrew E Barnes. "Can Christian African Marriage in Africa be African?: The Debate Among Missionaries over the Nature of Marriage" ,". Yale/Edinburgh Conference on Mission History and Non-Western Christianity, New Haven, CT, July 2-4, (Jun 2009).
  • Barnes, Andrew. "Slavery or custom? A debate over bride price in the files of the International Missionary Council". Yale/Edinburgh Conference on Mission History and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2007).
  • Barnes, Andrew. "Africans and African Americans: Some Historical Connections". 8th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (Apr 2007).
  • Barnes, Andrew. The Colonial Legacy to Contemporary Culture in Northern Nigeria: Islam and Northern Administrators 1900-1960. Symposium on Power and Nationalism in Modern Africa (Sep 2006).
  • Barnes, Andrew. The Middle Belt Movement and the Birth of Northerner Christian Consciousness. Yale/Edinburgh Conference on Mission History and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2006).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Faith and Patriotism: British Missionaries, Schools and the Issue of Denationalization in Colonial Northern Nigeria 1900-1960. Empires of Religion Conference (Jun 2006).
  • Barnes, Andrew. In Search of the Real Mr. Johnson: African Christian Identity in Colonial Northern Nigeria. Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2005).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Missions and the Representation of Their Evangelism in Missionary Journals: The Example of the Sudan United Mission in Northern Nigeria 1900-1960. Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2004).
  • Barnes, Andrew. The Company of the Holy Sacrament and the Catholic Evangelization of Early Modern France. Conference on "The Pattern of the Early Modern Past: From the General Crisis to the Struggle for Stability A Celebration of the Scholarship and Teaching of Theodore K. Rabb" (Sep 2002).
  • Barnes, Andrew. The Truth about Mohammed: Christian Critics of Islam and the Government in Colonial Northern Nigeria. Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2002).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Christianity and the Colonial State in Northern Nigeria 1900-1960. Conference on "Nigeria in the 20th Century" (Mar 2002).
  • Barnes, Andrew. 'Mother's Love versus Christian Faith': Hawa Kano versus Dr.Walter Miller. Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2001).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Christianity, the Politics of Identity and the Nigerian Middle Belt Movement. African Studies Association Annual Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Missions and Schools; Separating Fact from Fiction in Colonial Africa. Yale Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity (Jul 2000).
  • Barnes, Andrew. Christianity, Colonialism and Cultural Transfer in Northern Nigeria. (Jan 2000).

Service

In the past Barnes has served as Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department (1998-2000) and as Interim Associate Head of African American Studies (2003-2004). From 2003-2005 he was also the director of the faculty group, the Center for African and African American Research (CAAAR).  From 2009- 2014 Barnes served as a member of the Development Committee for the College Board's Advance Placement (AP) test on European History.  Since 2014 he has served as a member of the Development Committee for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test on Western Civilization.  

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP), write and evaluate examination questions (2015 - 2017)
  • Jazz A to Z, advisor/resource person for hight school students (2012 - 2015)
  • Transdisciplinary Committee, member (2012 - 2015)
  • College Board Development Committee on European History, item developer and reviewer (2009 - 2014)
  • job search for lecturer track faculty to teach medieval/early modern European history, chair (2013 - 2013)
  • job search for lecturer track faculty to teach medieval/early modern European history, member of committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Transdisciplinary Committee, member (2012 - 2013)
  • History Department PAC, Member (2011 - 2013)
  • African Diaspora Reading Group, co-chair (2007 - 2013)
  • College Board Development Committee on European History, item developer and reviewer (2009 - 2012)
  • African Diaspora Reading Group, co-chair (2007 - 2012)
  • Search Committee for Afro-Atlantic History for ASU West, member (2011 - 2012)
  • IHR Advisory Committee, advisor (2010 - 2011)
  • Editorial Board for the Carolina Academic Press series on African History, advisor for book series on African history (2009 - 2011)
  • IHR Advisory Committee, advisor (2009 - 2010)
  • Faculty Senate Task Force for Online Education, faculty participant (2009 - 2010)
  • African Diaspora Reading Group, co-chair (2007 - 2010)
  • Journal of Religion in Africa, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Church History, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Oxford University Press, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • International Journal of African Historical Studies, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • African Diaspora Reading Group, co-chair (2007 - 2009)
  • Adamson Award Committee, faculty judge (2009 - 2009)
  • BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) Faculty Committee, faculty advisor (2008 - 2009)
  • Adamson Award Committee, faculty judge (2008 - 2008)
  • Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowshi- Program -- Dissertation Completion Fellowship review, Reviewer (2007 - 2008)
  • Search Committee for African American History, member (2007 - 2007)
  • African Diaspora Reading Group, Co-chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Webpage (Re)Design Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • History Department PAC, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowshi- Program -- Dissertation Completion Fellowship review, Reviewer (2006 - 2007)
  • Ime Ukpanah Tenure Review, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Church History, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • African Studies Review, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Medieval and Renaissance History, Co-editor (2003 - 2005)
  • Board of advisors, ACMRS, Member (1999 - 2005)
  • African and African American Studies, Interim associate head (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona Pagan Soceity, Lecturer (2003)
  • Search Committee for New Head of African American Studies, Member (2003)
  • Department of History, Arizona State University, Director of Graduate Studies (1999 - 2001)
  • College Board "Advanced Placement (AP)" Reading in Kansas City Mo., table leader (05-2012 - 06-2012)