Our History

The Field Museum’s century–long association with Africa is one devoted to exploring, communicating and preserving Africa’s spectacular natural and cultural legacy. The Council on Africa is an important collaborator in the Museum’s efforts across the continent. Below is a list of Field Museum staff that work in Africa.


Current Staff

Current Students at U. S. Institutions

  • Edna Davion (University of Chicago)
  • Nick Block (University of Chicago)
  • Carrie Seltzer (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Luca Borghesio (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Raoul Davion (Charles Sturt University)

Other associated researchers

  • Thomas Wesener
  • Steffen Pauls
  • Nobert Cordeiro
  • Carl Dick
  • David Willard
  • Dan Brinkmeier
  • George Mugambi
  • Julian Kerbis
  • Rahul Oka
  • Al Newton
  • Bob Inger
  • Colin Lejeune
  • Stephanie Moormann

Recent Alumni from U. S. Institutions

  • Brandon Kilbourne (University of Chicago)
  • Muhammad Abu Baker (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Michael Huhndorf (Illinois State University
  • Lucinda Lawson (University of Chicago)

Collaborating Institutions in Africa

  • Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles (CRSN-LWIRO), Bukavu, D. R. Congo
  • Université Officielle de Bukavu (UOB), Bukavu, D. R. Congo
  • Centre de Recherche en Hydrobiologie (CRH-UVIRA), Uvira, D. R. Congo
  • Museums of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
  • National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya 
  • Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha, Kenya
  • Vahatra, Antananarivo, Madagascar 
  • Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • MoiUniversity, Eldoret, Kenya 
  • Pwani University, Mombasa, Kenya
  • University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Dar es Salaam , Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
  • KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda 
  • Stellenbosch University, Western Cape Province, South Africa

For more information about the Council on Africa please email us or contact us by phone: (312) 665-7137.