Brett L. Shadle
- International Service Learning
- Chair, Department of History
- Originator and Coordinator, Virginia Tech Africa Coalition
- Ph.D., Northwestern University
- B.A., Northern Illinois University
Awards and Honors
VT Engage Faculty Fellow, 2014-15
Excellence in International Initiatives, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2014
Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2012
The Souls of White Folk: White Settlers in Kenya, 1900-1920s, Reprint ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.
“Girl Cases”: Marriage and Colonialism in Gusiiland, Kenya, 1890-1970. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2006.
“Settlers, Africans, and Inter-personal Violence in Early Colonial Kenya,” International Journal of African Historical Studies 45 (2012): 57-80.
“Cruelty and Empathy, Animals and Race, in Colonial Kenya,” Journal of Social History 45 (2012): 1097-1116
“Sexual Offences in Kenya Courts, 1960s-2008,” Kenya Law Review 2 (2008-10). Online at: http://www.kenyalaw.org/klr/index.php?id=846
“White Settlers and the Law in Early Colonial Kenya,” Journal of Eastern African Studies 4 (November 2010): 509-23.
Current Research :
History of refugees in Kenya
“Debating ‘Early Marriage’ in Colonial Kenya, 1920-1950,” in Richard Roberts, Anne Bunting, and Benjamin Lawrance, eds., Marriage by Force? Contestations over consent and coercion in Africa (Ohio University Press, 2017).