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.
I joined the department in March 2019 as a research fellow, working 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).
Federation, Partnership, and the chronologies of space in 1950s East and Central Africa', The Historical Journal (firstview) (2020).
‘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 (2018).
‘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 (2017).
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 (2016).