Ericka A. Albaugh teaches and researches on the politics of language, ethnic conflict, and political development in Africa. She has conducted field research in Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, and has written articles on language politics, education, and elections on the continent. Her recent book is entitled State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and she is currently researching the
spread of lingua francas within and across state boundaries.
Kathryn M. de Luna is an historian of Central Africa and publishes in the fields of history, linguistics, and archaeology. Her first book, Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa (Yale University Press, 2016) won the Wallace Award. She is currently researching the politics of early central African pyrotechnologies and bodily senses and is beginning a project on human mobility and future and past climates in central