Dr Sloan Mahone

sloan mahone

BA Hofstra, MS Boston, MSc DPhil Oxf


Departmental Profile

Dr Sloan Mahone

Associate Professor of the History of Medicine


I specialize in the history of psychiatry and the psychological sciences in Africa. I have extensive experience in East, Southern and Central Africa, dating back to the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire). My recent research has focussed on East Africa, particularly Kenya and Zanzibar. My current project deals extensively with photography and visual sources, particularly related to neurology and psychiatry. I also teach and supervise in the history of Global Psychiatry; the Psychology of Religion; and Gender and Sexuality.