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Graduate Students

Graduate Affiliates

Eric Brubaker

Graduation Year: 2021
Research Interests: Design and Manufacturing Capacity Building
Countries of Study: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

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Brooke Durham

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Development, Decolonization, Literacy Initiatives, Social Work
Countries of Study: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia

Latifah Hani Hamzah

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Water and Sanitation
Countries of Study: Ghana, Kenya

Jitka Hiscox

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Health, Economic Benefits of Private Water Connections
Countries of Study: Uganda

Luqman Mushila Hodgkinson

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, Health Policy
Countries of Study: Kenya

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Elizabeth Jacob

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality, Decolonization, Pan-Africanism
Countries of Study: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Senegal, Togo

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Anna Jayne Kimmel

Graduation Year: 2023
Research Interests: Performance Studies, Critical Dance Studies, and Postcolonial Theory
Countries of Study: Algeria, Morocco

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Abisola Kusimo

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Organizational Scaling, Fabrication, Technical Occupations, Expertise, Novices, Manufacturing
Countries of Study: Ghana, Nigeria

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Nic Lyon

Graduation Year: 2024
Research Interests: Social Change, Democratization, and International Actors in Africa
Countries of Study: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

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Stefania Manfio

Graduation Year: 2023
Research Interests: Maritime Archaeology, Social Archaeology, Slave Trade, Labor Diaspora, Indian Ocean, Digital Mapping (GIS), 3D and Virtual Reality, Museum Studies
Countries of Study: Mauritius

Özgül Özdemir

Graduation Year: 2024
Research Interests: History of Ottoman Africa, Comparative Slavery, Global History
Countries of Study: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia

Lucas Pavan

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Tropical Ecology, Conservation, Ornithology, Disease Ecology
Countries of Study: Cameroon

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Venolia Rabodiba

Graduation Year: 2024
Research Interests: Development & Infrastructure, New Materialisms, Post(colonial) Futures, Regionalism, Anthropology of Southern Africa
Countries of Study: Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

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Jasmine Reid

Graduation Year: 2022
Research Interests: Land Rights, Post-Colonial Heritage, Museums
Countries of Study: South Africa

Matthew Ribar

Graduation Year: 2024
Research Interests: Political Economy, Development, Foreign Aid, Violent Conflict
Countries of Study: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Morocco, Republic of the Congo

Wallace Teska

Graduation Year: 2024
Research Interests: Legal History and Theory, Social History, Gender and Sexuality, History of Islam and Christianity
Countries of Study: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal

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Chepchirchir Tirop

Graduation Year: 2023
Research Interests: Religion, Development, Decolonization, Nationalism, Postcolonial Theory & African Youth , Urbanization and Popular Media
Countries of Study: Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

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Kristin Wilson

Graduation Year: 2021
Research Interests: Cosmology, Mimesis, Hybridity, Liminality and Travelling Theory through Critical Theory, Philosophy, Medicine and Object-oriented Ontology
Countries of Study: Nigeria