The PDF versions are open access pre-print versions of my articles and book chapters published elsewhere.

Edited collections

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

Book Chapters

‘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: Oxford, forthcoming 2021).

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. [PDF version]

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. [Open Access]

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. [PDF version]

‘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]

Journal articles

‘Rebalancing the historical narrative or perpetuating bias? Digitizing the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia’, History in Africa (forthcoming 2021).

‘‘A fundamental human right’? Mixed-race marriage and the meaning of rights in the British Commonwealth, 1948-9’, Comparative Studies in Society and History (forthcoming, 2021) [with Jon Piccini]

‘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 (forthcoming, 2021) [with Limin Teh]

‘‘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 (forthcoming, 2021) [with Michael Glover]

Africa–EU relations and natural resource governance: understanding African agency in historical and contemporary perspective‘, Review of African Political Economy, 47, 166 (2020), pp. 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), pp. 859-75. [PDF version]

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

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

“There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt‘, Labour History Review, 80, 3 (2015), pp. 273–92. (Awarded the 2015 Labour History Review essay prize) [PDF version]

The World of European Labour on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940-1945‘, International Review of Social History, 60, 2 (2015), pp. 225-55. [Open-access PDF]


‘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.

Other Publications

[Jason Xidias], An Analysis of David Brion Davis’ The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (London: Routledge, 2017)

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