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Queen's University

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M.A. Candidate

Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298


BA(H) Queen's University, 2010



My research broadly involves the fields of modern African history, the history of political economy & conceptions of 'development,' and the history of radical (anarchist, syndicalist and Marxist) politics.

Under Dr. Robert Shenton, I will be looking at the roots of modern African anarchist theory & practice, with attention to how this unique form of anarchism takes inspiration from both post-colonial thinkers and from the European early anarchists. My geographic focus will centre on South Africa and Nigeria. In addition, I am interested in theories of underemployment/'overpopulation,' the microfinance industry, and in conceptions of violence & reparation in post-colonial politics.

I also copy edit for the academic journal Nokoko, an open-access publication promoting dialogue, discourse and debate on Pan-Africanism, Africa, and Africana.

TA Assignment

Fall 2012: HIST 299: China since 1800
Winter 2013: HIST 252: Africa and the Modern World"

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000