I am a cultural historian of East Africa's coastal regions.
My current research is on the history of migration between Zanzibar and Oman. In this project, I narrate the history of these connections from the point of view of the non-elites who are often excluded from scholarship on Arabs in East Africa. Far more than simply "adding diversity and stirring," this methodological repositioning allows me to make major contributions to how we understand migratory flows in the Indian Ocean World as well as the timelines of national history in Tanzania.
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