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I am a historian of central and southern Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and I work at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Primarily my research looks at the history of the mining industry and I mostly research and write about the Zambian Copperbelt. My main areas of interest are histories of labour, race and global connections.

Currently, I am a researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden and before this I was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Studies Group, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Education

2012-16: DPhil in History, University of Oxford

2010-11: MA in History: Asia/Africa, SOAS University of London

2006-09: BA Modern History and Politics, University of Oxford

Other Publications

Books

White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt, 1926-74: In a Class of Their Own (Brill: Leiden, 2021)

Edited collections

Born with a Copper Spoon: A Global History of Copper, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, forthcoming) [with Robrecht Declercq and Hans Otto Frøland]

Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s–1990s (London: Routledge, 2020). [with Danelle van Zyl-Hemann]

Journal articles

‘‘Ain’t I a bastard, well I received my training in Aussie’: The life of Frank Maybank, an Australian trade unionist in Central Africa’, Labour History, 122, 1 (2022): 131-154.

Race at Work: A Comparative History of Mining Labor and Empire on the Central African Copperbelt and the Fushun Coalfields, c. 1907-1945’, International Labor and Working-Class History, 101 (2022): 1-18 [with Limin Teh]

Revisiting White Labourism: Working-Class Whiteness in Twentieth-Century Southern Africa’, International Review of Social History, 66, 3 (2021): 469-491 [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann]

“A Fundamental Human Right”? Mixed-Race Marriage and the Meaning of Rights in the Postwar British Commonwealth’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 63, 3 (2021): 655-684 [with Jon Piccini]

‘Not Wholly Justified’: The Deferred Pay Interest Fund and Migrant Labour in South Africa’s Gold Mining Industry, c.1970-1990’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 47, 3 (2021): 1-21 [with Michael Glover]

Rebalancing the historical narrative or perpetuating bias? Digitizing the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia’, History in Africa, 48 (2021): 1-21.

Africa–EU relations and natural resource governance: understanding African agency in historical and contemporary perspective‘, Review of African Political Economy, 47, 166 (2020): 585-603. [with Hans Otto Frøland and Tshepo Gwatiwa]

‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianization, nationalism and non-Zambian Africans in the mining industry’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, 5 (2019): 859-75.

Race and Class in the Postwar World: The Southern African Labour Congress‘, International Labor and Working-Class History, 94 (2018): 133-55.

Trouble in paradise: The 1958 white mineworkers’ strike on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Extractive Industries and Society, 4, 4 (2017): 707-16.

“There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt‘, Labour History Review, 80, 3 (2015): 273–92.

The World of European Labour on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940-1945‘, International Review of Social History, 60, 2 (2015): 225-55.

Book Chapters

‘American Mining Engineers and the Global Copper Industry, c.1880-1945’, in Robrecht Declerq, Hans Otto Frøland and Duncan Money (eds.), Born with a Copper Spoon: A Global History of Copper, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, forthcoming).

‘Zambia: Changes in Occupational Structure and Key Industrial Sectors, 1900-2000’, in Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof, Labour and Economic Change in Southern Africa c.1900-2000: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi (London: Routledge, 2021), 104-153 [with Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof]

Divergence and Convergence on the Copperbelt: White mineworkers in comparative perspective, 1911-63’, in Miles Larmer, et. al. (eds.), Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities (James Currey: Woodbridge, 2021), 77-100.

Underground Struggles: The Early Life of Jack Hodgson’, in Klaas van Walraven (ed.), The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 170-193.

The Dog that Didn’t Bark: White Mineworkers at Zambian Independence’ in Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann (eds.), Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s-1990s (London: Routledge, 2020), 154-172.

South Africa’s Divided Trade Unions and the International Labour Movement’ in Stefano Belluci and Holger Weiss (eds.), The Internationalisation of the Labour Question: Ideological Antagonism, Workers’ Movements and the ILO since 1919 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 383-408.

[with Roger Jeffrey] ‘Introduction: India in Edinburgh, 1780 to the present day’, in Roger Jeffrey (ed.), India In Edinburgh, 1750s to the Present (London: Routledge, 2019), 1-21.

Encyclopaedia entries

Sources for the History of the Copperbelt’, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of African History (February 2022).

Thesis

‘No matter how much or how little they’ve got, they can’t settle down’: a social history of Europeans on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1926-1974, D.Phil. in History, University of Oxford, 2016.

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    Memberships

    African Studies Association (UK)

    Royal Historical Society

    Southern African Historical Society

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