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Dr Hannah Whittaker

Dr Hannah Whittaker
Senior Lecturer in African History

Marie Jahoda 225

Summary

Hannah is an historian of modern East and North East Africa. Her research focuses mainly on issues relating to colonialism, borders and conflict in northern Kenya, as well as more recently on colonial and postcolonial rural development initiatives. Before joining Politics and History at Brunel in September 2013, Hannah taught History at SOAS. She completed her PhD in African History at SOAS in 2011.

Qualifications:

  • PhD African History (SOAS)
  • MA Imperial History (Durham)
  • BA History (LSE)

Responsibility

2020-2021 Deputy Senior Tutor

2019-2020 Student Experience Leader for History

2017-2018 Director of Postgraduate Research for Politics and History

Newest selected publications

Whittaker, H. (2019) 'The Somali Factor in Urban Kenya: A History', in Carrier, N. and Scharrer, T. (eds.) Mobile Urbanity: Somali Presence in Urban East Africa. Berghahn Books. pp. 31 - 56.

Book chapter

Whittaker, H. (2017) 'Mickie Mwanzia Koster The Power of the Oath: Mau Mau Nationalism in Kenya, 1952–1960 Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2016, 262 pp. £55.00 hbk'. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 17 (2). pp. 310 - 312. ISSN: 1473-8481 Open Access Link

Journal article

Whittaker, H. (2017) 'Frontier security in North East Africa: conflict and colonial development on the margins, 1930-1960'. The Journal of African History, 58 (3). pp. 381 - 402. ISSN: 0021-8537 Open Access Link

Journal article

Whittaker, H. and Hayer, H. (2016) 'Education, migration and national liberation: mapping the school days of the first Sudanese civil war, 1948-72', in Razy, E. and Rodet, M. (eds.) Children on the Move in Africa: Past and Present Experiences of Migration. James Currey. pp. 175 - 190.

Book chapter
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