Ivey, Jacob

Assistant Professor of History
Arts and Communication, School of

Educational Background

Ph.D., History, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, May 2015
DISSERTATION: The Making of Natal: Defensive Institutions and State Formation in Nineteenth Century Southern Africa
MAJOR FIELDS: British Imperial History, African History
MINOR FIELDS: Modern European History, Colonial Latin American History

M.A., History, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, 2008
THESIS: The White Chief of Natal: Sir Theophilus Shepstone and the Native Policy of Early British Natal

B.A., History, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, 2005
MINOR: Political Science

Current Courses

HUM 2051- Civilization I

HUM 2052- Civilization II

Previous Courses Taught:

HUM 3085- Special Topics: Modern Africa

HUM 3905- Humanities Junior Seminar: Race in the Modern Age

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of History, Florida Institute of Technology (2017-Present)

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Florida Institute of Technology (2015-2017)

Instructor of African History, Jacksonville State University (2015)

Graduate Instructor of History, West Virginia University (2011-2015)

Current Research

“Langalibalele kaMtimkhulu: Rebel or Scapegoat to a System?” in Enemies of Empire: Combating and Constructing Opponents of the British Empire, ed. Mads Bomholt Nielsen (chapter abstract accepted and contract in review)

"‘Young men like these…’: The Volunteer Corps and the Emergence of the Settler Community in Colonial Natal." South African Historical Journal. Taylor and Francis Group. (In Revision for 2017)

I am also currently working on reworking my dissertation into a monograph. Titled The Making of Natal, the study investigates the formation of colonial Natal in the mid-nineteenth century, paying particular attention to the primary defensive institutions that characterized it as a colonial state.

Selected Publications

Entries:

“‘Devote the best years of their lives’: British Solutions to Natal’s Defence Concerns in Nineteenth Century Southern Africa.” Britain and the World: Historical Journal of the British Scholar Society. Edinburgh University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

“Zulu War”, “Southern Africa”, and “Volunteers”, The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia, Mark Doyle, General Editor. ABC-CLIO (2017).

“Lesotho” and “South Africa,” The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Paul Joseph, General Editor. SAGE Reference Publishing (2015).

Reviews:
The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: The Kat River Settlement, 1829-1856, by Robert Ross. Agricultural History, Volume 97, Number 32, 2017.

European History Since 1700, by James R. Lehning. H-Net and H-War (Online), March 2015.

African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80, by Timothy Stapleton. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Aug. 2012.

“Shakespeare still teaching on history, race,” Florida Today, April 24, 2016. (Editorial/Guest column)