A contemporary historian and lecturer at Cardiff University, working on histories of political education, intellectual cultures and working lives in South Sudan and its borderlands.
Previously Harry F Guggenheim Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 2017-2020; PhD from Durham University in 2016.
My current research collaborations are with colleagues at the University of Juba in South Sudan, the University of Khartoum in Sudan, and the Rift Valley Institute. With the Rift Valley Institute in South Sudan, I help to run oral and archival research methods courses for students, and have worked with the South Sudan National Archives team since 2012.
I work on reconstructing the histories of migrant workers and refugees within 19th century slaving systems, colonial rule, and long postcolonial civil wars, through research on the edges of national, organisational, and privately-held archives, and through direct interviews and discussions with residents in South Sudan and across its borderlands.
I am a director on the Rift Valley Institutes field courses for new diplomats and humanitarian heads of mission to South Sudan and Sudan: for more information, see here.
At the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, I teach a second year module on the history of modern Africa since 1820. Listen to the course playlist here.
All of my publications are downloadable from the front page of this site. If something doesn’t download, please email me and I’ll get it to you.