Eric Allina

allinaProud to be in the land of Marx and Engels’? African worker life in East Germany’s last decade

Over the past 20 years, Eric Allina has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, southern Africa, Ukraine and the United States. He presently is associate professor of history at the University of Ottawa. His areas of expertise include African history, slavery, and Cold War era connections between African and socialist bloc states. Published work covers colonial labor history and ‘modern slavery’ in Mozambique and southern Africa, and pan-African identity among African students in soviet and post-soviet Russia. A current research project examines experiences of African workers in East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.