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.
2 Years, 35 Students, $125,000 in Funding: Faculty Fellow’s Seminar Prepares Undergraduates to Do Research around the World
Sep 28, 2017
2 Years, 35 Students, $125,000 in Funding: Faculty Fellow’s Seminar Prepares Undergraduates to Do Research around the World Faculty Fellow Paul Ocobock’s honors history seminar empowers students like Kellogg International Scholar Tianyi Tan ’18 to become historians.
Exemplary Mentoring Boosts Undergraduate Scholarship
Feb 1, 2016
<p>Faculty Fellow <a href="/node/102">Paul Ocobock</a>, a historian of 20th-century Africa, and International Scholar <a href="/node/4767">Bright Gyamfi ’16</a> understand very well the demands and rewards of good mentoring.</p>