I am an Assistant Professor in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University and a Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of the Free State. My work, broadly speaking, focuses on soldiering and militaries, anti-colonial struggles and their legacies, and militarisation. Before coming to Utrecht, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the the Institute for Asian and African Studies of the Humboldt University of Berlin and a visiting researcher at the History Workshop of the University of the Witwatersrand. I hold a PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford.

My first book, Apartheid’s Black Soldiers: Un-national Wars and Militaries in Southern Africa, which was published in the War and Militarism in African History series of Ohio University Press, examines the history of Black soldiers from Namibia and Angola who fought in apartheid South Africa’s security forces during the Cold War. My research has also been published in the Journal of Southern African Studies, the South African Historical Journal, the International History Review, and Cold War History.