Curriculum Vitae

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships


  • Fulbright IIE US Student fellowship for research in Tanzania—2016

  • FLAS Scholarship for Swahili language—Academic Year 2015-2016, Summer 2014

  • FLAS Scholarship for Arabic language—Summer 2015

  • Harold Marcus Scholarship—2013-2016

  • Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic language study in Tunisia—Summer 2012

  • Phi Beta Kappa—2011

  • Cum Laude (University of Vermont)—2011

  • Lambda Alpha member (National Anthropology Honor Society)—2011

  • Phi Alpha Theta member (National History Honor Society)—2010

  • Dean’s List (University of Vermont)—2007-2011

  • Vermont Scholar Fellowship—2007-2011



  • Current PhD Candidate in History at Michigan State University

    • Working dissertation title: Living between Oman and Zanzibar: A Social History of 20th Century Transnational Families

  • MA in History from the University of Vermont

    • Thesis title: From Ruffles to Rifles: The Multifaceted Modern Woman as Imagined by British Settlers in Interwar Colonial Kenya

  • BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Vermont


Forthcoming: “Huxley, Elspeth.” The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.


Forthcoming: “Quinine Capsule.” The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.


Review of African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media, by Matthias Krings, H-Net: H-Material-Culture, 2016.


“Continuity of Religious Dissimilarity: Enslaved Muslims of the Caribbean,” The University of Vermont History Review, XXI (Fall 2010-Spring 2011), 33-48.

Conference Presentations

“Critical Pedagogy: Debating Transitions in the African History Classroom” at UMN International African Studies Conference, University of Minnesota, April 21-23, 2016


“Microhistories of Global Oceans: A Comparative Historiography of Atlantic and Indian Ocean Microhistories” at the MSU Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference, Michigan State University, March 19, 2016


“‘We Follow by Jet Planes’: Migration between Zanzibar and Oman in the latter half of the Twentieth Century” at Migration Without Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on Migration, Michigan State University, October 10-11, 2014


“‘Upholding the Prestige of the Empire in Evening Dress’: Visual Culture of the White Female Body and Imperial Femininities among British Settlers in Interwar Kenya” at the Windy City Graduate Student History Conference, University of Illinois Chicago, November 2, 2013


“Muscular Maternalism and the Memsahib in Colonial Kenya” at the MSU Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference, Michigan State University, October 25-26, 2013

Primary Teaching Fields

World History

African history

Islamic world 

Gender and sexuality


Historical methods

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University

  • Europe and the World: French Revolution - Brexit—Fall 2016

  • History of Europe from Human Rights to Terrorism, 1789-present—Fall 2016

  • Social Science of Sports: Culture of Soccer—Summer 2015, Summer 2016 (Online)

  • Latin America and the World (Integrated Arts and Humanities)—Spring 2015

  • Europe and the World: Age of Exploration - Colonialism —Fall 2014

  • World History to 1500—Summer 2014 (Online)


Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Vermont

  • Introduction to American History 1642-1865—Fall 2012

  • Introduction to African History since 1865—Spring 2012





Service and Outreach
  • Migration Without Boundaries conference organizing committee—2014-present

  • MSU Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference organizing committee—2013-2016

  • Ethan Allen Homestead interpreter—2010-2011

PhD Candidate, ABD

Michigan State University