Charles Ambler

Dr. Charles Ambler is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History, University of Texas at El Paso. He is Past President of the African Studies Association (USA).

Recipient of the PhD in African history from Yale University, he has authored and edited two books, including Kenyan Communities in the Age of Imperialism (Yale Press, 1988). His publications include a study of “Popular Films and Colonial Audiences” in The American Historical Review and a special issue of the International Journal of African Historical Studies on leisure in colonial Africa. Ambler’s research has been supported by a Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford; the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; the University of Zambia; and Nairobi University. He teaches courses in African and Imperial history at the graduate and undergraduate levels.