I joined the African Studies Centre in 2019 as a Departmental Lecturer in African History. My research is concerned with political culture in late-colonial and post-colonial Africa, specifically, the role that the news media played in colonial liberation and post-colonial nation-building. I am particularly interested in local and transnational radio broadcasting and its impact on African audiences. My research is currently focussed on the media in Zambia, 1960-1980. My background is in decolonisation in Africa, Commonwealth immigration to Britain and the history of race relations, covered in my first monograph Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain’s Late Decolonisation (Palgrave 2018).
Before coming to African Studies I was a lecturer in Global and Imperial History at the History Faculty, from 2017-2019. Previously I taught colonial and modern British history at King’s College, London. I studied at the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate and MPhil student before taking my doctorate at King’s College.