- Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Award
- Bourse Chateaubrind, French Ministry of Culture
- Alf Heggoy Prize (for best book), French Colonial Historical Society
- University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Research Award
- Fulbright Senior Scholar Award
- University of Michigan-Dearborn Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair service recognition awards
- First World War Centennial, invited panelist, Paris, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (declined)
- First World War Centennial, invited panelist, Berlin, Deutsches Historische Museum
Biography and Education
Joe Lunn received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African and Modern European history (joint degree) and is a specialist in cross-cultural comparative and oral history. A Fulbright Senior Scholar and recipient of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Distinguished Research Award, he is the author of Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War, which received the Alf Heggoy Prize (for best book) of the French Colonial Historical Society.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin--Madison
Teaching and Research
Memoirs of the Maelstrom: A Senegalese Oral History of the First World War. Heinemann, 1999.
L’odyssée des combattants sénégalais, 1914-1918. L’Harmattan, 2014.
"Kande Kamara Speaks: An Oral History of the West African Experience in France, 1914-1918," Macmillan, 1987.
"`Les Races guerrières': Racial Preconceptions in the French Military about West Africans during the First World War," The Journal of Contemporary History 34, 4 (October 1999).
“France’s Legacy to Demba Mboup? A Wolof Griot (and His Descendants) Remember His Military Service During the Great War,” Cambridge, 2011.
“Senegalesische Kriegsgefangene erzählen,” Frankfurt, 2014).
Awards and Recognition
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