Language: Swahili, 3rd Year
- Academic Year 2018-2019 FLAS Fellow
Adam is a doctoral candidate in the History department where he works on radicalism and print culture in twentieth century East Africa and the Indian Ocean. His dissertation project focuses on histories of the radical left in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, and how the circulation and consumption of left wing texts in these countries created a radical print culture that challenged colonial rule as well as postcolonial nation states. He also explores how the social practices and spaces of reading these texts both shaped and were shaped by local political histories and race and gender relations. He is studying Swahili in order to continue archival and oral history research in East Africa, building on a CLS Swahili fellowship in Tanzania in 2017 and brief research trip to Kenya in 2018.