Chris Grey

Former Assistant Professor [1995-2000]


Dr. Gray was an expert on the history of sub-Saharan Africa. His major book, Colonial Rule and Crisis in Equatorial Africa: Southern Gabon ca. 1850–1940 (University of Rochester Press, 2002), was published posthumously. The study addresses local and colonial conceptions of territoriality or space, a reflection of cognitive, spiritual, physical and socio-economic factors and conflicts, and of the dynamic nature of pre-colonial societies. Upon his passing, FIU launched the The Gray Scholarship Endowment to honor his memory. The endowment sponsors the annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture Series. To learn more about it please visit