Main Focus

  • History of emotions
  • Eastern and central African history
  • Urban history
  • Women's history
  • Swahili literature
  • Intellectual history of political imagination and decolonization
  • History of healing, spirituality and Christianity


Curriculum Vitae

  • 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

Selected Publications


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