Research & Scholarship
The Political and Religious History of Africa and the Middle East
African Intellectual History
The Indian Ocean World
“A Small Stage for Global Conflicts: Decolonization, the Cold War and Revolution in Zanzibar” Canadian Journal of History 52 (Winter 2017): 479-508.
“Rethinking Patriarchy, Respectability and Women’s Mobility in Zanzibar,” review essay in African Studies Review 59 (December 2015): 225-230.
"Missionaries, Empire and African Studies,” review essay in African Studies Review 58 (April 2015): 237-242.
“Women and Non-Ethnic Politics in East Africa, 1934-1947,” in Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives, Jan Bender Shetler, ed. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015), 123-152.
“Conceiving the Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union in the Midst of the Cold War: Internal and International Factors” The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs 41 (April 2014): 35-70.
“Close Encounters of the Muslim Kind: The CMS and Islam on the East African Coast, 1874-1911,” Transformation 27 (October 2010): 248-260.
Book Review of The East African Revival: History and Legacies edited by Kevin Ward and Emma Wild-Wood in Missiology: An International Review 41:3 (July 2013), 361-362.
Book Review of Dhow Cultures and the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce, and Islam by Abdul Sheriff in Africa Today 57:4 (Summer 2011), 133-135.
“James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey,” “Fred Kubai,” and “Harry Thuku” in Dictionary of African Biography eds. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Book Review of Pan-Africanism or Pragmatism? Lessons of Tanganyika-Zanzibar Union by Issa G. Shivji in Africa Today 57:1 (Fall 2010), 79-81.
Book Review of Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa ed. Terence O. Ranger in Fides et Historia 41 (Summer/Fall 2009): 88-90.
“Central African Christianity” in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization ed. George Kurian (London: Blackwell Publishing, 2008).
Presenter (June 2018) “Scripture in the Political thought of Julius Nyerere” 27th Annual conference of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity, New College, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Presenter (November 2017) “The African Political thought of Julius Nyerere” 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association [USA], Chicago, Illinois. Presenter (June 2017) “A Multi-Polar World: Decolonization and the Cold War in Zanzibar” SHAFR Conference, Washington D.C.
Presenter (October 2015) “James Aggrey and the Impact of Aural Biography on Egalitarian Politics in East Africa” African Christianity Biography Conference, Boston University.
Chair and discussant, (November 2014) “Conflict Transformation in Africa,” roundtable discussion with the Tanzanian Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Dr. Laura DeLuca, Dr. Connor Seyle, The Posner Center for International Development,Denver, Colorado.
Presenter (April 2014). “Crossing Boundaries and the Creation of African Consciousness: The Continental Influence of James Aggrey,”14th Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Presenter (May 2013). “Narratives of African Intellectual History: Transnational Connections,” Bridgewater State University Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship May Conference, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Presenter (April 2013). “Conceptualizing East Africa: The Historical Writings of Paul Sindi Seme,” The Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Presenter (December 2012). “Re-examining African Elite: The Political Activists of Colonial Tanganyika,” 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association [USA], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Presenter (August 2012). “A Small Stage for a Global Conflict: Decolonization, the Cold War and Revolution in Zanzibar,” 7th International Seminar on Decolonization, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Presenter (November 2011). “Women and Non-Ethnic Politics in East Africa, 1934-1947,” 54th
Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association [USA], Washington D.C.
Presenter (May 2011). “The Women of the African Association and women's political activity in Tanganyika and Zanzibar during the 1930s and 1940s,” African Research Forum Seminar, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Chair and Discussant (March 2011). “Islam and History in West Africa: New Approaches to Social and Economic Change,”Africa Research Forum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Presenter (March 2011). “Missionaries and Muslims in East Africa before the Great War,” Henry Martyn Seminar, Westminster College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Presenter (February 2011). “Rethinking the Origins of Political Thought in Colonial East Africa: The Local, Regional and Global Intellectual Influences on the African Association,” African History and Politics Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Presenter (November 2010). “James Aggrey’s “African Nation” and alternative identities in Colonial East Africa,” 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association [USA], San Francisco, California.
Presenter (September 2010). “Thinking outside the (Colonial) Boundaries: The Continental thinking of the African Association in the 1930s,” African Studies Association [UK] Biennial Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Presenter (July 2010). “Inter-Religious Competition as a Catalyst for Intra-Faith Cooperation in East Africa, 1907-1913,” 19th Annual conference of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and Non-Western Christianity, New College, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Presenter (March 2010). “Missionary Perceptions of Islam in East Africa Before the First World War,” African Studies Research Group, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Presenter (May 2009), “A Post-Nationalist Reading of African Politics in late Colonial East Africa,” World History Seminar, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.