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 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University’s History Department.

Upcoming Presentations:

November 2022: “Utopia and Memory in Modern Herero Religious Thought,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

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

Old German Hospital, Tanga, Tanzania, June 2018