Angela Thompsell

  • Assistant Professor of British and African History at The College at Brockport, State University of New York
  • Areas of interest include British imperialism in Africa and the economic and cultural impact of big-game hunting


Angela Thompsell is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on African history, ecology, culture, and current events. She teaches courses in African, British, and World History at The College at Brockport. Her book, "Hunting Africa: British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire," focuses on British big-game hunting in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, when Europe was conquering much of Africa. She is particularly interested in the interactions and encounters between hunters and African people, including those they hired as guides and trackers, and the growing participation of women hunters after 1900.


  • B.S. in history and B.S. in zoology from the University of Florida
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Awards and Publications

  • "Hunting Africa: British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)


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