- B.A. History, Connecticut College
- M.A. History, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ph. D. History, University of California, Los Angeles
Current Courses Taught
- History 200.03 Modern Africa since 1800
Awards and Honors
- Sarai Rubicoff Teaching Award, Yale University
- Morse Fellowship, Yale University
Recent Publications and Presentations
- The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa (Duke University Press, in process).
- “An Ambiguous Sexual Revolution: Intragenerational Conflict in Late Colonial Natal, 1879-1906,” South African Historical Journal, 50 (2004), pp. 134-151. (with Julie Parle)
- “Racial Formation and Ethnogenesis from Below: The Zulu Case, 1879-1906,”International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 36, no. 3 (2003), pp. 559-584.
- “The Zulu Kingdom as a Genocidal and Postgenocidal State,” Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 5, no. 2 (June 2003), pp. 251-268.
- “Estado Novo, Homem Novo: Colonial and Anti-Colonial Development Ideologies in Mozambique, 1930-1977,” in Michael Latham et al. (eds),Staging Growth: Modernization, Development, and the Globalization of the Cold War (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002).
- “The Millennium Comes to Mapumulo: Popular Christianity in Rural Natal, 1866-1906,” Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 25, no. 3 (September 1999), pp. 375-391.
Areas of Interest
- Modern African history
- South African history
- Zulu history
- Economic development
- Race, class, and gender
- Social history