I am an anthropologist and historian of East Africa. My primary focus is how sovereignty and value were reformulated in the wake of empire. I’m also interested in (mobile) money & corporations, infrastructure & Bitcoin, smuggling & decolonization. More information about my research is available here.

I am a Lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. I did my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, in the program in Anthropology & History. 

You can reach me at kevin.donovan(at)ed.ac.uk. You can also find me on Twitter (@kevindonovan) and on Academia.