University of Wisconsin–Madison

Biography

I study Pan-African intellectual history. My work focuses on the political theories and ideas that circulated around Dar es Salaam and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) from 1965 through the 1980s. During this period, Dar’s thinkers and those who sought political refuge there cultivated a vibrant intellectual community. My current research focuses on on their ideas about neocolonialism as well as its psychological consequences. I’m interested in how the movement of ideas, texts, and people in and out of this city and its Pan-African circles emboldened liberation, decolonization, and anti-imperialist discourses and debates.

Education

M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Field

  • African History

MA Title

  • “Psychological Equality: A Foundation of the Post-1965 Black Freedom Struggle.”

Selected Publications

  • “Prophetic Urgency: The 1963 James Baldwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. Warnings to America.” Symposia: The Journal of Religion, 8 (2016). March 2017.

Selected Awards

  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Academic Year 2018-19.
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Summer 2018.
  • Graduate School Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Academic Year 2017-18.
  • Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS) Tuition Award, University of Chicago, Fall 2016-Summer 2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association (2016)