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List of publications

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(2018) ‘More than a Cold War scholarship: East-Central African anticolonial activists, the International Union of Socialist Youth, and the evasion of the colonial state (1955-65)’, Stichproben: The Vienna Journal of African Studies, No. 34.

(2017) ‘Zoom in, zoom out, change lens: New directions in the historiography of decolonisation’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Vol. 18, No. 2.

(2017) ‘”Shining vistas” and false passports: recipes for an anti-colonial hub‘, Afro-Asian Visions, online.

(2016) Review of Colonial Metropolis: The urban grounds of anti-imperialism and feminism in interwar Paris, by Jennifer Anne Boittin, European Review of History, Vol. 23.

(2015) ‘“Owing to a lighting failure, the list of those present was mislaid”: The traces of the Committee of African Organisations and the writing of organisational histories’, MA dissertation, University of Bristol.

(2014) ‘How important are “clans” to the conflict in Somalia?’, Journal of the Durham University History Society.

Conference Papers

‘Radio Freedom: Training Broadcasters from East and Central Africa 1955-65’, African Connections: conference of the Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland (VAD), Leipzig University, 28-30 June 2018

‘Colonial conspiracy in East and Central African anticolonialism: What’s in a wave?’, The Invention and Reinvention of Decolonization: Rethinking the ‘Waves’ Narrative (Global Decolonization Workshop), Senate House, University of London, 21 June 2018

‘The ‘un-national’ work of East and Central African anticolonial activists, 1952-64′, Presentation as part of the Isaria Kimambo Seminar Series, University of Dar es Salaam, 23 November 2017

‘Whose Emergency?: Central African leaders in Britain, 1959-61’, Disputed Pasts, Fractured Futures and the Work of History: The biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 21-23 June 2017

‘Interrogating the spaces between the national, the international and the colonial in narratives of African decolonisation’, Beyond established narratives: Graduate conference in European history, EUI, 27-29 April 2017.

‘“Change begins with me”: The “Moral Re-Armament” of East African political agitators during the 1950s’, Translating Cultures: An international seminar, EUI, 23 March 2017.

‘Pragmatism and the British Public: Re-examining the Foundations of East and Central African Anti-colonial Activism during the 1950s’, The EUI School of Intellectual History: Perspectives, Methodologies, Case studies, EUI, 25 November 2016.

‘De-colonisers in London: African anti-colonialism at the end of empire’, Britain and the World: annual conference of the British Scholar Society, Kings College, London, 22-24 June 2016.

‘How nationalist was African nationalism?’, session of the Nationalism Working Group, EUI, 23 March 2016.

‘The unity of Africa means the unity of ourselves: The Committee of African Organisations and the pursuit of an imagined unity’, Re-imagining the Ends of Empires, Portsmouth University, 2 March 2016.