Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutional Affiliation: Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College University of London
I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Universities of Cape Town and Witwatersrand, South Africa, and am currently a Reader in Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London where I have taught imperial, African and global history since the 1990s. I am a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Southern African Studies and a former Editor of that journal.
Current research projects on modern monarchy:
I am completing a manuscript for Palgrave on royal visits, black loyalism and global Britishness in Southern Africa in the twentieth century, a project which was originally funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I am in the process of developing a collaborative grant proposal for a comparative project on monarchies, democracy and decolonisation. I am currently co-supervising a CHASE/AHRC doctoral student working on royal yachts, maritime tours and the construction of monarchy, empire and decolonisation, 1890 – 1939.
Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:
My most recent publication is:
“Indians of Durban, South Africa and the break-up of Greater Britain” in Christian Pedersen and Stuart Ward (eds.), The Break-up of Greater Britain (Manchester: Manchester, University Press, 2021)