Research Team

Dr Chris Vaughan is Senior Lecturer in African History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of Darfur: Colonial violence, Sultanic legacies and local politics, 1916-1956 (James Currey, 2015), and his articles have appeared in the Journal of African History and the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. He is the co-editor (with Mareike Schomerus and Lotje de Vries) of The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and Identity in historical and contemporary perspective (Palgrave, 2013).

Dr Emma Hunter is Senior Lecturer in African History at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania: Freedom, Democracy and Citizenship in the Era of Decolonization (Cambridge, 2015). She is also the editor of Citizenship, Belonging and Political Community in Africa: Dialogues between Past and Present (Ohio, 2016) and co-editor (with Derek Peterson and Stephanie Newell) of African Print Cultures: Newspapers and their Publics in the Twentieth Century (Michigan, 2016).

Dr Gerard McCann is Lecturer in Modern African and Transnational History at the University of York. He is co-editor of India in Africa: changing geographies of power (Oxford, 2010) and completing the book Fraternal Reckonings: East Africa and India over the twentieth century (London & New York, 2017). His articles have appeared in Past and Present, Review of African Political Economy, Modern Asian Studies and beyond. From October 2017 he will be Director of the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York.