Brett L. Shadle

Brett L. Shadle

Professor

Office

428 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-8362  

Email

Department Membership

History

Expertise

  • Kenya
  • Refugees
  • Race
  • International Service Learning

Professional Activities

  • Originator and coordinator of Virginia Tech Africa Coalition

Education

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University
  • B.A. Northern Illinois University

Awards and Honors

VT Engage Faculty Fellow, 2014-15

Excellence in International Initiatives, CLAHS, February 2014. 

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, February, 2012

Selected Publications

Books

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.

Articles

“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.

Additional Information

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, scheduled for release Spring 2016).