I am a proud Colorado Native, born and raised in the Denver area. I later completed my doctoral work at the University of Cambridge where I was drawn to the emerging sub-field of global intellectual history, with a geographic focus on Africa and the Indian Ocean World. Broadly speaking I am interested in the political and religious history of Africa and the Middle East and I have previously published on the Zanzibar Revolution and the Cold War, African political thinkers, missionaries and empire in Africa, Christian-Muslim relations in East Africa, and gender and ethnicity in Zanzibar. I am currently working on two book-length projects. The first is “Building the African Nation: The African Association and Pan-Africanism in Twentieth Century East Africa” which looks at how early strands of pan-African thought ignited the political imaginations of East African intellectuals and political activists in the colonial and post-colonial periods. The second is a religious and intellectual biography of Julius Nyerere. Beyond research, I see my vocation as a scholar-mentor and I was attracted to Regis because of the Ignatian principle cura personalis, or care for the whole person. I love teaching a breadth of courses at Regis and working one-on-one with students.

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