I’m a comparative historian of modern eastern and southern Africa. I focus on the ways in which African societies have defined their relationship to the past and the future, and how these changing relationships affected notions of sovereignty and justice on the continent.

In 2022/23, I’ll serve as a Postgraduate Research Associate at Princeton University’s History Department.

Upcoming Presentations:

December 2022: “Prophetic Times: Memory and Augury in Twentieth-Century Namibia,” African Studies Colloquium, University of Basel, Switzerland

May/June 2023: “Projecting Posterity,” Panel, European Conference on African Studies, Cologne

Old German Hospital, Tanga, Tanzania, June 2018