Click on ‘Open Access PDF’ for open access pre-print versions of my articles and book chapters.
White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt, 1926-74: In a Class of Their Own (Brill: Leiden, 2021) [Open Access version]
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-Hermann]
‘‘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. [Open Access PDF]
‘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] [Open Access PDF]
‘‘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] [Open Access PDF]
‘‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianization, nationalism and non-Zambian Africans in the mining industry’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, 5 (2019): 859-75. [Open Access PDF]
‘Race and Class in the Postwar World: The Southern African Labour Congress‘, International Labor and Working-Class History, 94 (2018): 133-55. [Open Access PDF]
‘Trouble in paradise: The 1958 white mineworkers’ strike on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Extractive Industries and Society, 4, 4 (2017): 707-16. [Open Access PDF]
‘“There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt‘, Labour History Review, 80, 3 (2015): 273–92. (Awarded the 2015 Labour History Review essay prize) [Open Access PDF]
‘The World of European Labour on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940-1945‘, International Review of Social History, 60, 2 (2015): 225-55.
‘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), pp. 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), pp. 170-193. [Open Access PDF]
‘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), pp. 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), pp. 383-408. [Open Access PDF]
‘Introduction: India in Edinburgh, 1780 to the present day’, in Roger Jeffrey (ed.), India In Edinburgh, 1750s to the Present (London: Routledge, 2019), pp. 1-21. [with Roger Jeffrey]
‘Sources for the History of the Copperbelt’, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of African History (February 2022).
‘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.
Essays and Reviews
‘Review: There Used to Be Order: Life on the Copperbelt after the Privatisation of the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine by Patience Mususa’, Africa (forthcoming)
‘Review: War and Society in Colonial Zambia, 1939–1953, by Alfred Tembo‘, African Studies Review (2022): 1-3.
‘Getting Things ‘Write’: Constructive Criticism, Confidence and Community in the Southern Africa Writing Group‘, ASCL Africanist Blog, 29 August 2022. [with Tanja Hendriks and Julia Foudraine]
‘Zambia’s copper mines hard-baked racism into the workplace by labelling whites ‘expats’‘, The Conversation, 22 August 2022.
‘Review: Class, Work and Whiteness: Race and settler colonialism in Southern Rhodesia, 1919-79, by Nicola Ginsburgh‘, Journal of Southern African Studies 48, 3 (2022): 620-21.
‘Review: General Labour History of Africa: Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th and 21st Centuries ed. Stefano Bellucci and Andreas Eckert’, International Review of Social History, 67, 1 (2022): 137-140.
‘A Trove for Historians of Africa: Reflections from the International Studies Group and Research Associates’, History Australia, 18, 4 (2021): 858-863. [with Ana Stevenson, George Bishi, Victor Gwande, Kundai Manamere, Rebecca Swartz and Sarah-Jane Walton]
‘The Global History of Labor and Race: Foundations and Key Concepts’, JSTOR Daily, 30 April 2021. [with Limin Teh]
‘Class, Race and Empire: The White Working Class in Historical Perspective’, The Sociological Review, 30 April 2021.
‘Repurchasing the Family Silver: Zambia nationalises its copper mines again’, ASCL Africanist Blog, 19 February 2021. [with Jennifer Chansa]
‘Whiteness in Southern Africa’, Africa is a Country, 5 April 2020. [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann]
‘White Mineworkers at Zambian Independence’, Africa is a Country, 5 April 2020.
‘Review: The Long Shadow of the British Empire: The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia by Juliette Bridgette Milner Thornton’, Zambia Social Sciences Journal 4, 1 (2013), 66-68.