I specialise in African environmental history with a research focus on Southern Africa and West Africa since 1945, though in some cases my research does go back into the nineteenth century as well as extent to South America. My teaching specialization is in the political, economic and environmental history of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
My research interests include:
The environmental impact of apartheid in South Africa, 1948-1994
Environmental crises in the Orange Free State republic in the 1890s
Traditional foodways in Southern Africa
Oil-related environmental struggles in West Africa (and South America)
The history of oil in Nigeria
Colonial environmental history of Africa
The environmental impact of conflict and war in independent Africa.