Welcome

I am a Lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

I am a scholar of East Africa, currently working on two projects. The first reframes the history of decolonisation as the pursuit of economic sovereignty, exploring topics like central banking and smuggling. The second examines the cultural politics and economy surrounding Kenya’s largest corporation, Safaricom. More information about this and other research is available here. Please see my prior publications here, on topics such as infrastructure & humanitarianism, biometrics & bureaucracy, mobile money & statecraft.