Assistant Professor
307 Ramer History House


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Zimbabwe.
  • B.A., Honors, University of Zimbabwe.

Teaching interests:
 Pre-colonial and colonial Africa; Contemporary Africa; Race and Sport; History of Southern Africa.

Research interests:
 Sport and Colonialism; British Imperialism; Leisure and Recreation; Cultural history, African Diaspora Cultures.

“African Boxing, Social Control and Subversive Culture in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1900-1960,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 23:2 (2022).

“Fighting in the Shadow of an Apartheid State: Boxing and Colonialism in Zimbabwe,” Kronos: Southern African Histories, 48:1 (2022), 53-68.

“Jack Johnson and Africa: Boxing and Race in Colonial Zimbabwe.” Black Perspectives, October 2021.

Fellowships and Grants:
Carter G. Woodson Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia.
Hella Mears Summer Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota.
International Thesis Research Travel Grant, University of Minnesota.
Research Partnership Program Grant, University of Minnesota.
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Mellon Research Year Award, University of Minnesota.