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First Name
Last Name
Boston University
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Population, demography, Tanzania, East Africa, youth, urbanization, policy, international relations, development
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About Me

I’m have PhD in African History from Boston University. I’m originally from Montana and will always call it home. I graduated from the University of Montana in 2010 with BAs in philosophy and political science.  My current research centers on local and international responses to population growth in Africa from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Recent Publications
  • “Demography is not Destiny: Decoupling Population Growth and Development in Policy Making.” Issues In Brief, Pardee Center for the Longer-Range Future. No. 38, July 2019.
  • Review of “Children on the Move: Past and Present Experiences of Migration.” Edited by Elodie Razy and Mary Rodet. International Journal ofAfrican Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1 (2017): 155-56.
  • “’Perhaps the Wolf May Arrive, but When?’ The Impact of Demographic Theory in the Twentieth Century.” Pardee Periodical, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2016): 97-110.
  • Review of “Making Modern Girls” by Abosede A. George. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 49, No. 1 (2016): 168.
  • “Poster Children: UNICEF’s Depoliticization of Childhood 1946-1989.” Presented at BU African Studies Graduate Student Conference, March 27-28, 2015, and UT-Austin African Studies Conference, April 2-5, 2015.
  • “Child Soldiers in Africa: Prevention and Rehabilitation,” Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), 2010.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Tanzania, East Africa
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Environment, Food History, Human Rights, Politics, Urban History, Women