Dr. Richard Lobban, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies
Rhode Island College/ U.S. Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
Richard A. Lobban, Jr., is an anthropologist and early pioneer in social network modeling, archaeologist, Egyptologist, and Sudanist, foreign policy expert. He is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island since 1972; also a lecturer at the Archaeological Institute of America and the Naval War College.
He is an expert in Ancient Sudan and Ancient Egypt, Security and Transnational Threats, Insurgencies, and social network modeling. He has written numerous books on Cape Verde, Sudan, slavery, women in the Middle East, and Ancient and Medieval Africa (Nubia). In retirement he became Adjunct Professor of African Studies for the United States Navy and he continues as Executive Director of the Sudan Studies Association that he co-founded more than thirty years ago.
He also continues conducting an archaeological excavation in Sudan and guiding Nile tours. He is also Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University studying conflict in Sudan. Lobban has authored numerous books and publications such as Social Networks in Urban Sudan (1973), the Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia, Historical Dictionary of Sudan (2002), Global Security Watch – Sudan (2010), and Libya: History and Revolution (2014).
He has also authored/co-authored books such as Historical dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (1997), Cape Verde: Crioulo colony to independent nation (1995), Historical dictionary of Cape Verde (2007), and Middle Eastern women and the invisible economy (1998).