Dr. Lamothe is an African historian and documentary filmmaker, and the author of Slaves of Fortune: Sudanese Soldiers and the River War (James Currey Press, 2011). His areas of interest include Northeast African history, Sudanese history, military slavery, the Scramble for Africa, the British Empire, and Africa in film. His documentaries The Political Seuss and The Call of the Wild have been screened worldwide at film festivals and broadcast nationwide on PBS. He holds a BA from Tufts University, an MA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a PhD from Boston University.
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