Publications

Book Manuscript

2022    Colonial Geography: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa, 1884-1905 (Toronto: Toronto University Press). Forthcoming October 2022.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2022    “Infamy and Scandal: Public Trials and the Mass Media in the Belle Epoque,” in A Cultural History of Fame in the Age of Revolution, ed. Eva Giloi (London: Bloomsbury).

“Mapping Empire,” in Staging Authority, ed. Eva Giloi, Martin Kohlrausch, Heikki Lempa, Heidi Mehrens, and Philipp Nielsen (Berlin: De Gruyter).

2021    “Hinterland: The Political History of a Geographic Category from German Colonialism to Afro-Asian Solidarity,” Journal of Global History, published First View, print volume forthcoming.

2020    “Manufacturing Crisis: Anti-slavery ‘Humanitarianism’ and Imperialism in East Africa, 1888-1890,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 48, no. 5 (December 2020): 805-825.

“Emin Pasha and the German Imagination of the Heart of Darkness,” in After the Imperialist Imagination: 25 Years of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies, eds. Sara Pugach, David Pizzo, and Adam Blackler (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020), 73-87.

2019    “Re-Inventing the Heart of Darkness for the 21st Century: African Studies and the War on Terror since 9/11,” in 9/11 and the Academy: Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st-Century World, ed. Mark Finney and Matt Shannon (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 213-242.

2017    “Men of Science and of Action: The Celebrity of Explorers and German National Identity, 1870-1895Central European History 50, no. 3 (September 2017): 305-327.

2016    “Changes in German Travel Writing about East Africa, 1884-1891,” Colloquia Germanica 46, no. 2 (2016): 266-283.

In progress “(Post)Colonial History and GIS,” for submission to The Journal of Historical Geography.

Book Reviews

Forthcoming    Review of Colonialism in Global Perspective, by Kris Manjapra. American Historical Review.

2022    Introduction to H-German roundtable on Germany: A Nation in Its Time Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000, by Helmut Walser Smith (co-authored with Jasper Heinzen).

2020    Review of Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa, by Marie Muschalek. George L. Mosse Program in History Blog, University of Wisconsin Madison.

2014    Review of Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa: From Honor to Respectability, by Elisabeth McMahon. Stichproben – Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien 27 (2014): 113-116.

Public Writing

2017    Blog series about Raphael Gross, Carl Schmitt and the Jews, George L. Mosse Program in History Blog, University of Wisconsin Madison. https://mosseprogram.wisc.edu/category/carl-schmitt-and-the-jews/.