POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Sept 2018 - May 2023
Having completed my first book manuscript, On the Frontiers of the Indian Ocean World: A History of Lake Tanganyika, c.1830-1890, I am now working on my second project, which is partly funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant. This project, entitled Climate History and Human-Environment Interaction in Equatorial Eastern Africa, c.1780-1900 will use novel, digital, and climatological techniques to centre climatic and environmental change in a history of the western Indian Ocean World
And Departmental Service
HOST, ORGANISER, CONTRIBUTOR, AND EDITOR
The Indian Ocean World Podcast
The IOW Podcast is the official podcast of the IOWC's Appraising Risk Partnership, an international collaboration of scholars and researchers dedicated to exploring the critical role of climatic crises in the past, present, and future of the IOW.
The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies
The JIOWS publishes original peer reviewed articles by established and emerging scholars in the social sciences and related disciplines that contribute to an understanding of the Indian Ocean World (IOW) and its constituent parts, from early times to the present day. The IOW is here defined as a macro-region running from Africa to the Far East, comprising both maritime and terrestrial zones.
The Indian Ocean World Centre Working Paper Series
The IOWCWPS explores the past and contemporary history, geography, economy, environment and politics of the Indian Ocean World.
ORGANISER AND CONVENOR
The Indian Ocean World Centre Speaker Series
The IOWC Speaker Series is a weekly seminar series at which scholars working on any aspect of the Indian Ocean World's past, present, or future, present their work to an interdisciplinary audience.
MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Polyvocia: The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research
SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research showcases the talent and diverse research interests of SOAS research students. First conceived of in 2005, the Journal was re-launched in 2010 and has been published annually ever since.