Assistant Professor of History
Geographic focus: I am a historian of twentieth century Africa, specializing in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Thematic interests: My research and teaching interests include histories of colonialism; gender and generation; youth politics and violence; migration and labor; anti-colonial movements in Africa; as well as comparative European imperialisms.
Current research: I currently work on the everyday lives of young Kenyan African men growing up under British colonialism. I explore their efforts to earn a living and challenge generational and colonial authority, as well as articulate and fulfill a sense of moral and material maturity. I specifically focus on the migrant wage labor, street life, delinquency, and armed rebellion of young men against the colonial state.