PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

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

 

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS

And Departmental Service

HOST, ORGANISER, CONTRIBUTOR, AND EDITOR

2019-

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. 

MANAGING EDITOR

2018-

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.

EDITOR

2018-

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

2018-

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

2012-13

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.