- International Service Learning
- Originator and coordinator of 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, CLAHS, February 2014.
Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, February, 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, scheduled for release Spring 2016).