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Dawson McCall

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dawson McCall
Dawson McCall

Dawson McCall is a historian whose research focuses on the relationship between sports and education in 20th Century Africa. He holds a B.A. in History from Loyola University, New Orleans and is currently a PhD candidate at Michigan State University, where he is finishing his dissertation surveying the social, educational, and sports history of St. Patrick's High School in Iten, Kenya. His research explores the intersection of sports, education, community development, nation-building, and individual agency in post-colonial Kenya. He is a former Fulbright fellow and an award-winning teacher and coach.


PhD Candidate (ABD), Michigan State University; B.A., History, Loyola University, New Orleans (2004)

Classes Taught

Africa to 1880

Africa from 1880

Sports & Society in 20th Century Africa

Religion, Law, & Human Rights in Africa

Global History

Areas of Expertise

African History

Sports History

History of Education