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Wallace Teska

Lecturer Faculty
Location: Humanities 247
Office Hours:
Wed: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 person
Thu: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.via Zoom



Ph.D. in African History, Stanford University, 2024 (Expected)

B.A. in History, Columbia University, 2016


Short Bio:


Wallace Teska is an Adjunct Lecturer at San Francisco State University, a Ph.D. candidate in African History at Stanford University, and Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. His research explores entangled histories of legal, religious, and environmental change in precolonial and colonial West Africa. Wallace’s doctoral work has been supported by, among others, both a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship and a Fulbright-IIE U.S. Student Research Grant as well as funding from the American Society for Legal History, the West African Research Association, and the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in multiple publications, including Slavery & Abolition, French Historical Studies, and The Journal of African History.