EDUCATION Doctor of Philosophy (with distinction), Howard University, 2014
History of Africa
History of the African Diaspora (emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean)
Dissertation: “Lawyering Against Apartheid: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1967-1994.”
Committee: Robert Edgar (chair), Jean-Michel Mabeko-Tali (advisor), Mbye Cham, Lumumba Shabaka, Benedict M. Carton (external examiner, George Mason University)
University of the Western Cape, non-degree student, 2013
Graduate exchange student through Howard-UWC partnership
Master of Arts, The College of William and Mary, 2009
Thesis: “Next to ‘The Man’ and Not Forgotten.”
Committee: Robert Trent Vinson (advisor and chair), Ismail Abdallah, Kimberley L. Phillips
Assistant Professor of History, Ouachita Baptist University, 2014-present.
Public Relations Intern, US History Scene, 2012.
Data Analyst, Morgan, Angel and Associates, 2009-2011.
Resident Programming Assistant, National Institute for American History and Democracy, 2008.
Apprentice, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 2007-2008.
Select PUBLICATIONS Chapters and Articles (forthcoming) “The Most Patient of All Animals, Except for the Ass: Jan Smuts, Howard University, and African-American Leadership, 1930” with Robert Edgar (under review).
(forthcoming) “Decolonising Which Atlantic?: Namibia, South Africa, and El Salvador, 1980s” (under review).
“The Making of Biko: Martyrdom and the Creation of a South African Intellectual” in Arno Sondregger, ed. African Thoughts on Colonial and Neo-Colonial Worlds: Facets of an Intellectual History of Africa. Berlin: Neofelis Verlag, 2015.
“Avenging Carlota in Africa: Angola and the Memory of Cuban Slavery” in Atlantic Studies:
Global Currents. 12.1 (February 2015).
“A Parallel Evolution: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,
Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora. New
York: Routledge, 2014.
Book Reviews “Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa ,” in South African Historical Journal (January 2016). “South Africa’s History of Struggle and Liberation” (review essay on The ANC Youth League by
Clive Glaser, Govan Mbeki by Colin Bundy, and South Africa’s Struggle for Human
Rights by Saul Dubow) in Human Rights Review 16.1 (January 2015), 59-63.
“Robert Crawford. Bye the Beloved Country?: South Africans in the UK,1994-2009,” in
African Studies Quarterly (November 2013).
“Robert A. Hill and Edmund J. Keller, eds. Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph Bunche,
the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa” in African Studies Quarterly (May 2012).
“Book Notes: Peter Limb’s The ANC's Early Years: Nation, Class and Place in South Africa
Before 1940,” in Quarterly Newsletter of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (April 2011).
Professional Blogs and Miscellaneous “The Problem With the Word ‘Genocide,’” Africa is a Country, April 28, 2015.
“Responses to Anti-Semitism in Pre-World War II South Africa,” SYLFF Community Forum Tokyo Foundation
Blog, September 30, 2013.
“Mozambique” in Steven L. Danver, ed. Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of
Groups, Cultures, and Contemporary Issues. New York: Routledge, 2012.
“Have You Heard from Johannesburg? Educational Study Guide.” US History Scene,
November 5, 2012.
“Financing a Graduate School Education: Four Important Questions to Ask,” GradHacker, October 15, 2012.
“‘Hear the students’ voices swelling. Strong and true and clear. . . ‘” GradHacker, June 22, 2012.
“Learning Capoiera, or the Therapeutic Benefits of Being Terrible at Something,” GradHacker, May 28, 2012.
“Candor and Candidacy in Social Media,” GradHacker, May 16, 2012.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and AWARDS Research Grant, Faculty Development Committee, Ouachita Baptist University, 2015.
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, American Historical Association, 2015.
Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, Tokyo Foundation, 2012-2014.
Sasakawa Research Abroad Award, Tokyo Foundation, 2013.
Doctoral Fellowship, Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society, 2012.
Teaching Assistanceship, Howard University Department of History, 2010-2012.
Outstanding Graduate Research Day Presentation in the Social Sciences, Howard University Graduate School, 2011.
Curt and Elise Silberman International Tracing Service Workshop Funding, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2011.
Grace DuPree Fellowship, Organization of Americans of Armorial Ancestry/Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, 2008.
SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (forthcoming) “Facilitating the Revolution: Cuba Between Southern Africa and Central America, 198s,” Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Conference, Havana, Cuba, June 5-10, 2016.
“The Most Patient of All Creatures,” with Robert Edgar, Georgetown University African History Seminar, Washington, DC, December 3, 2015.
“The Most Patient of All Creatures, Except for the Ass: Jan Smuts, Howard University, and African American Leadership in 1930,” with Robert Edgar, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 18-22, 2015.
“Decolonising Which Atlantic?: Namibia, South Africa, and El Salvador, 1980s,” A Luta Continua 40 Years Later: Entangled Histories and Legacies of Empire in Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 5-6, 2015.
“The Project: African and American Lawyers During the Apartheid Era,” Arkansas Association of College History Teachers Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1-2 October, 2015.
“The Papers of the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,” Southern African Historical Society Biennial Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 1-3, 2015.
“Lawyering Against Apartheid: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,” Faculty Colloquium, Arkadelphia, AR, 19 November, 2014.
“The Making of Biko: Martyrdom and the Creation of an African Intellectual,” African Thoughts on (Neo-) Colonial Worlds: Steps Toward an Intellectual History of Africa, Vienna, Austria, November 5-6, 2014.
“’Very Dark Times’: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law During the Turbulent 1980s,” Northeast Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, VT, October 17-19, 2014.
“Moses Kotane and the African Liberator,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 21-24, 2013.
“Avenging Carlota in Africa,” Southern African Historical Society Biennial Conference, Gaborone, Botswana, June 26-29, 2013.
“First Transition, Second Perspective: Activism, Attorneys, and the End of Apartheid,” North East Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, VT, April 19-21, 2013.
“Debswana and Namdeb: Political and Social Transformation Through State Diamond Enterprises in Botswana and Namibia” University of Texas Africa Conference, Austin, TX, March 29-31, 2013.
“Comparing Family Narratives of the Holocaust and Apartheid: The Hekster Family Papers” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 3-6, 2013.
“Anti-Fascist Activism in South Africa, 1929-1948” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 29-December 2, 2012.
“Remembering the Guerillitas: Cuban Female Combatants in Southern Africa,” Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington, DC, November 3-5, 2011.
“Glare of the Diamond?: The De Beers Corporation and Government Partnerships in Botswana and Namibia” North East Workshop on Southern Africa, Burlington, VT, October 21-23, 2011.
“Apartheid-Era Lawyers and the Use of International Human Rights Rhetoric,” San Francisco State University Rights Conference, September 15-16, 2011.
“Two Oceans, How Many Stories?: Slave Trade Numbers and Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa, 1652-1847,” Graduate Research Symposium, Howard University, April 4, 2011.
“A Parallel Evolution: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Africa in International Conversations, 1968-1994,” Africa in World Politics Conference, University of Texas, March 25-27, 2011.
COURSES TAUGHT Classroom:
The Contemporary World
Introduction to African History
Introduction to Historical Studies
West African History I
Western Civilization in a Global Context
World History Since 1600
European Study Tour (Italy, France, England)
PROFESSIONAL and INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Social Justice Studies, OBU, 2015-present.
Coordinating Committee, Carl Goodson Honors Program, OBU, 2015-present.
Sponsor, OBU History Club, 2014-present.
Website Links Curator, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, 2014-2015.
Judge, National History Day, Inc., 2010-2014.
Co-Organizer, “The Legacy of John Hope Franklin, the Howard Years: A Symposium,” April 8-10, 2010, Howard University.
African Studies Association
American Historical Association
American Society for Legal History
Association of Caribbean Historians
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
Southern African Historical Society
LANTUAGES READ Afrikaans