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Dr Ismay Milford
Research Fellow; Twentieth century African and global history
Affiliated research centres
I am a historian of East and Central Africa's global connections during the twentieth century, with a particular interest in print cultures, activism networks and International Non-Governmental Organisations. I have recently completed a PhD titled 'Harnessing the wind: East and Central African activists and anticolonial cultures in a decolonising world, 1952-64', at the European University Institute, Florence.
From March 2019 I am a research fellow on the Leverhulme-funded project 'Another World? East Africa and the Global 1960s' together with Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh), Gerard McCann (University of York) and Daniel Branch (University of Warwick).
In 2019-20 I will be contributing a lecture to the prehonours course Making of the Modern World (HIST08033).
(Accepted) 'A region in four sketches: Federation, partnership, and the visualisation of space in 1950s East and Central Africa', The Historical Journal.
(2018) ‘More than a Cold War scholarship: East-Central African anticolonial activists, the International Union of Socialist Youth, and the evasion of the colonial state (1955-65)’, Stichproben: The Vienna Journal of African Studies, No. 34.
(2017) ‘Zoom in, zoom out, change lens: New directions in the historiography of decolonisation’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Vol. 18, No. 2.
(2017) ‘”Shining vistas” and false passports: recipes for an anti-colonial hub‘, Afro-Asian Visions, online.
(2016) Review of Colonial Metropolis: The urban grounds of anti-imperialism and feminism in interwar Paris, by Jennifer Anne Boittin, European Review of History, Vol. 23.