I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and historian of East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania). My work has focused mainly on the themes of religion, labour, humanitarianism, gender and citizenship. At the University of Cambridge, I completed my doctorate, which was a labour history of the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa in Zanzibar and Tanganyika. Between 2018 and 2019 I taught at the University of Birmingham, assisting with the module ‘Slavery and Freedom in Twentieth Century Africa’. In 2020, after a period of parental leave, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, where I developed my first book manuscript. My book, Labour and Christianity in the Mission, will be published in 2021 by James Currey. Now at UCL, I am working on the ERC-funded project, African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa (AFRAB).
- Labour and Christianity in the Mission: African Workers in Tanganyika and Zanzibar, 1864-1926. Religion in Transforming Africa Series. (Oxford: James Currey, 2021).
- With Felicitas Becker. ‘Routes to Emancipation in East Africa’ in Martin Klein and Benedetta Rossi (eds) Oxford Encyclopedia of Slavery, Slave Trade, and the Diaspora (forthcoming).
- ‘Sin, Slave Status and the City in Zanzibar, 1864-c.1930,’ African Studies Review, 60 (April, 2017): 139-160.
- ‘African Workers and the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa in Zanzibar, 1864–1900,’ Journal of Eastern African Studies 8, no. 3 (July 3, 2014): 366–81.
- 'The Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) and Islam', in D. Thomas and J. Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History Volume 19. Africa and South America (1800-1914), (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).