J. Gus Liebenow

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Title

J. Gus Liebenow

Subject

Professor of Political Science, first Chairman of the African Studies Program

Description

J. Gus Liebenow was born in Berwyn, Illinois and joined the Department of Government (later the Department of Political Science) in 1958 after earning a Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University, where he studied with Melville J. Herskovits. Liebenow was a renowned Liberia specialist, IU’s first Chairman of the African Studies Program, and a founding member of the African Studies Association (ASA).

Rights

Indiana University

Citation

“J. Gus Liebenow,” Indiana University Archives Exhibits, accessed May 20, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/iubarchives/items/show/1044.