I am a specialist in African, Indian Ocean, and World history/studies, with a PhD in History from SOAS, University of London. I live in my adopted country of Canada with my wife and our two young children. I am deeply committed to advancing the study of Africa in global contexts, past and present, while striving for equity and accessibility in the classroom, in my research, and in the wider world.

Photo: Lake Tanganyika from the Aqua Lodge in Kigoma, Tanzania, taken by Émilie Clavel during the field research for my PhD in 2013.