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I am assistant professor of history and coordinator of the BA program in Social Justice Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. I hold a BA in history, mass communications, and Russian, an MA in comparative history, and a PhD in African history from Ouachita, the College of William and Mary, and Howard University respectively. I have also been a visiting researcher at the University of the Western Cape and received funding from Phi Alpha Theta, the American Historical Association, Columbia University, and the Tokyo Foundation. I am is interested in many things, primarily legal and intellectual histories of decolonization and anti-apartheid work as they relate to transnational allies. I have published in Atlantic Studies, History in Africa, Human Rights Review, and Safundi, and in edited volumes and on professional blogs; my main current project is revising a monograph on the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. It is under review, and I have begun work on a new project, centered around liberation movement cadres’ common law experiences in Frontline States
- Recent Publications
“Whose Atlantic?: Historiographies of South Africa, Namibia, OPSAAL, and Central America” in History in Africa. (accepted, summer 2019).
“The Most Patient of All Animals, Next to the Ass: Jan Smuts, Howard University, and African-American Leadership, 1930” with Robert Edgar in Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies. 18.1 (January 2017).
“The Making of Biko: Martyrdom and the Creation of a South African Intellectual” in Arno Sondregger, ed. African Thoughts on Colonial and Neo-Colonial Worlds: Facets of an Intellectual History of Africa. Berlin: Neofelis Verlag, 2015.
“Avenging Carlota in Africa: Angola and the Memory of Cuban Slavery” in Atlantic Studies: Global Currents. 12.1 (February 2015). “
A Parallel Evolution: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Apartheid, and Civil Rights,” in Toyin Falola and Danielle Porter Sanchez, eds. African Culture and Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora. New York: Routledge, 2014.
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- South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Angola
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- 20th century
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- Colonialism, Diplomacy, Government, Law