Associate Professor, Department of History and The Media School
I am Associate Professor of African History and of Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University. My two books, Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1933-2002 (Ohio University Press, 2019) and of Intonations: a Social History of Music and Nation n Luanda, Angola, 1945-Recent Times (Ohio University Press, 2008), deal with the dense relations between culture, media, and politics. I am concerned with the politics of race in the Portuguese empire and independent Angola. My current research project also deals with global black politics in the trial of mercenaries in Angola in 1976. I have published on music, media, fashion, film, radio, and urban space. I am on the editorial board of Africa is a Country, the blog that is not about Bono, famine or Obama, and an editor of The Journal of African History.