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PhD 1993 University of Minnesota Minneapolis. African History.
MA 1984 University of Oregon Eugene. European Economic History/Imperialism.
MA 1982 University of Northern Iowa. German language and literature.
BA 1980 University of Northern Iowa. History and German.
2015-2016: Fellow, International Research Center, Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Berlin. http://rework.hu-berlin.de
2008-present: Professor of African History Colorado State University.
2001-2008: Associate Professor of History Colorado State University.
1997-2001: Assistant Professor of History Colorado State University Ft. Collins CO.
1996: Visiting Fulbright Lecturer University of Zimbabwe. East African History.
1993-1997: Assistant Professor of African History Chicago State University Chicago IL.
1989-1993: Lecturer/Adjunct Professor University of Minnesota. African History.
A history of the cattle industry cattle diseases and environmental change in Tanzania and the wider world.
Wielding the Ax: Scientific Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania c. 1820-2000 (Athens OH: Ohio University Press 2009). Series in Ecology and History. Finalist for the Herskovits Prize 2010. http://www.ohioswallow.com/calendar/news/261
Vilimani: Labor Migration and Rural Change in Early Colonial Tanzania 1884-1915 (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann 2002). Social History of Africa Series.
Recent Refereed Articles
Blood Trials: Transfusions, Injections and Experiments in Africa, 1890-1920, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71, no. 3 (2016), 293-321.
The Entangled History of Sadoka (Rinderpest) and Veterinary Science in Tanzania and the Wider World, 1891-1901, Bulletin of the History of Medicine 89 (2015), 92-121.
Pitsawyers, Rubber Tappers, and Forest Farmers: World War II and the Transformation of the Tanzanian Forests, in Re-Centering Africa in the History of the Second World War, ed. Judith Byfield, Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons and Ahmad Sikainga (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 238-56.
A Political Ecology of Beef in Colonial Tanzania and the Global Periphery 1864 1961, Journal of Historical Geography 39 1 (2013) 29-42. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-historical-geography/news/announcing-the-winner-of-the-journal-of-historical-geography/
Exploiting the Urwald: German Post-Colonial Forestry in Poland and Central Africa 1900-1960, Past and Present 214 (2012), 305-42.
The War of the Hunters: Maji Maji and the Decline of the Ivory Trade, in James Giblin and Jamie Monson (eds.) Maji Maji: Lifting the Fog of War (Leiden: Brill Press 2010), 117-47.
Every African a Nationalist : Scientific Forestry and Forest Nationalism in Colonial Tanzania, Comparative Studies in Society and History 49 4 (2007), 883-913.
The Political Ecology of the Copal Trade in the Tanzanian Coastal Hinterland c. 1820-1905, Journal of African History 48, 1 (2007), 201-220.
Something Else to Burn : Forest Squatters Conservationists and the State in Modern Tanzania, Journal of Modern African Studies 43 4 (2005), 609-640.
Working in the Mangroves and Beyond: Scientific Forestry and the Labour Question in Early Colonial Tanzania, Environment and History 11 4 (2005), 365-94.
Reinterpreting a Colonial Rebellion: Forestry and Social Control in German East Africa 1874-1915, Environmental History 8 3 (2003) 430-51. Reprinted in Owen White (ed.) The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires Vol 1: Social Organization (Ashgate: 2013), 103-24.
Statist Narratives and Maji Maji Ellipses, International Journal of African Historical Studies 33 3 (2000), 567-84.
PhD University of Minnesota 1993
Hist421 – Africa: Colonialism to Independence
Hist422 – Modern Africa
Hist420 – Precolonial Africa
Hist423 – South African History
Hist424 – East African History