I have taught widely on African history, imperial history and global history for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Leiden University, University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Zambia and the University of the Free State.

I currently run the Graduate Programme African Studies for doctoral students at the African Studies Centre Leiden and teach on the Research Master in African Studies.

PhD Supervision

University of the Free State

Saima Nakuti Ashipala: ‘Contested Sovereignty: International Diplomacy and the Role of Natural Resources in Namibian Decolonisation’.

Jennifer Chansa: ‘State, Mining Companies and Communities: A History of Environmental Pollution in Zambia, 1964 to the present’. Dr Chansa was awarded her PhD in December 2020.

  • Houses Built on Copper: The Environmental Impact of Current Mining Activities on “Old” and “New” Zambian Copperbelt Communities‘ in Miles Larmer, et. al. (eds.), Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities (James Currey: Woodbridge, 2021), pp. 233-263.
  • Hyden Munene: ‘A History of Rhokana Corporation and its Nkana Mine Division, 1928-1991’. Dr Munene was awarded his PhD in June 2018.

    Mbozi Santebe: ‘A History of the Central Statistical Office of Zambia and its Role in the Production of Statistics’.

    Liège University/Leiden University

    Francesca Pugliese: ‘Workplace regime and the transformation of subjectivity. An ethnographic approach among miners in the Copperbelt Region’.

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