Main Focus

  • Eastern and Central African history
  • Swahili Studies
  • Gender and intersectionality
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Labour history
  • History from below 
  • History of emotions
  • Love and intimacy
  • Colonialism and racism


Curriculum Vitae

  • Visiting Professor at Humboldt University Berlin, Chair African history, winter semester 2022/23
  • Research Associate in cultural history, University of Oxford, ERC project 'Comparing the Copperbelt', 2016-2017
  • PhD in History, European University Institute, 2017; "Finding the right words: Languages of litigation in Shambaa native courts in Tanganyika, c.1925-1960"
  • Magistra Artium in African Studies and History, Humboldt University, Berlin & Free University, Berlin (2011)
  • Studies in African History at Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Professional Affiliations

Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland (VAD)

African Studies Association (ASA)

Selected Publications


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