Associate Professor Susan M. O’Brien received her Ph.D. in 2000 in African History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her B.A. in 1986 from Williams College. She joined University of Florida Department of History in Fall, 2003 after teaching at Penn State University from 2000-2003. She has published “Spirit Discipline: Gender, Islam, and Hierarchies of Treatment in Post-Colonial Northern Nigeria,” in a special issue of Interventions: The International Journal of Post-Colonial Studies entitled “Discipline and the Other Body” 3, (2001): 222-241 and “Pilgrimage, Power, and Identity: the Role of the Hajj in the Lives of Nigerian Hausa Bori Adepts,” Africa Today 46, 3-4 (1999):11-42. She has recently taught an undergraduate survey of the History of West Africa and an undergraduate seminar on Religion in Africa in historical perspective.