About our staff
Dr Emma Hunter
MA, MPhil, PhD, SFHEA
Senior Lecturer; African History
- Co-ordinator of the Global and Transnational History Research Group
Affiliated research centresCentre of African Studies
I am a historian of Africa in a global context with particular interests in intellectual history and the history of political thought, print culture and the history of nationalism and decolonization. I grew up in Edinburgh then studied and taught in Cambridge before returning to Edinburgh and joining the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in January 2015. I am principal investigator for a Leverhulme-funded project ‘Another World? East Africa and the Global 1960s’ with Daniel Branch and Gerard McCann which will run from 2018 until 2022. In 2018-19 I am the Quentin Skinner Fellow in Intellectual History at CRASSH at the University of Cambridge.
I have supervised a range of PhD topics in the field of African history, including ‘Nationalism, Authority and Political Identity in the Secession of Katanga, 1908-1963’ (Catherine Porter); Church and State in Post-Colonial Uganda, 1962-1981’ (Eva Namusoke) and ‘Imaginging Modernity in the Uganda Prisons Service, 1945-1979' (Katherine Bruce-Lockhart).
I welcome proposals for research projects in the field of African political, intellectual, cultural and social history.
View of Lake Victoria, Tanzania
I serve on the editorial boards of Social History; Modern Intellectual History and the Journal of Eastern African Studies. Together with Dr Adam Branch and Dr Chris Warnes, I am a co-editor of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies book series with Ohio University Press.