I’m a freelance historian and researcher and I write about the mining industry and Southern Africa. My main areas of interest are histories of labour, race and global connections.


2012-16: DPhil in History, University of Oxford

2010-11: MA in History: Asia/Africa, SOAS University of London

2006-09: BA Modern History and Politics, University of Oxford

Work Shared in CORE

Book chapters

Other Publications


White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt, 1926-74: In a Class of Their Own (Brill: Leiden, 2021)

Edited collections

Born with a Copper Spoon: A Global History of Copper, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, 2022) [with Robrecht Declercq and Hans Otto Frøland]

Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s–1990s (London: Routledge, 2020). [with Danelle van Zyl-Hemann]

Journal articles

‘‘Ain’t I a bastard, well I received my training in Aussie’: The life of Frank Maybank, an Australian trade unionist in Central Africa’, Labour History, 122, 1 (2022): 131-154.

Race at Work: A Comparative History of Mining Labor and Empire on the Central African Copperbelt and the Fushun Coalfields, c. 1907-1945’, International Labor and Working-Class History, 101 (2022): 1-18 [with Limin Teh]

Revisiting White Labourism: Working-Class Whiteness in Twentieth-Century Southern Africa’, International Review of Social History, 66, 3 (2021): 469-491 [with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann]

“A Fundamental Human Right”? Mixed-Race Marriage and the Meaning of Rights in the Postwar British Commonwealth’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 63, 3 (2021): 655-684 [with Jon Piccini]

‘Not Wholly Justified’: The Deferred Pay Interest Fund and Migrant Labour in South Africa’s Gold Mining Industry, c.1970-1990’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 47, 3 (2021): 1-21 [with Michael Glover]

Rebalancing the historical narrative or perpetuating bias? Digitizing the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia’, History in Africa, 48 (2021): 1-21.

Africa–EU relations and natural resource governance: understanding African agency in historical and contemporary perspective‘, Review of African Political Economy, 47, 166 (2020): 585-603. [with Hans Otto Frøland and Tshepo Gwatiwa]

‘Aliens’ on the Copperbelt: Zambianization, nationalism and non-Zambian Africans in the mining industry’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, 5 (2019): 859-75.

Race and Class in the Postwar World: The Southern African Labour Congress‘, International Labor and Working-Class History, 94 (2018): 133-55.

Trouble in paradise: The 1958 white mineworkers’ strike on the Zambian Copperbelt’, Extractive Industries and Society, 4, 4 (2017): 707-16.

“There are worse places than Dalmuir!” Glaswegian riveters on the Clyde and the Copperbelt‘, Labour History Review, 80, 3 (2015): 273–92.

The World of European Labour on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1940-1945‘, International Review of Social History, 60, 2 (2015): 225-55.

Book Chapters

‘American Mining Engineers and the Global Copper Industry, c.1880-1945’, in Robrecht Declerq, Hans Otto Frøland and Duncan Money (eds.), Born with a Copper Spoon: A Global History of Copper, 1830-1980 (Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, forthcoming).

‘Zambia: Changes in Occupational Structure and Key Industrial Sectors, 1900-2000’, in Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof, Labour and Economic Change in Southern Africa c.1900-2000: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi (London: Routledge, 2021), 104-153 [with Andrew Cohen and Rory Pilossof]

Divergence and Convergence on the Copperbelt: White mineworkers in comparative perspective, 1911-63’, in Miles Larmer, et. al. (eds.), Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities (James Currey: Woodbridge, 2021), 77-100.

Underground Struggles: The Early Life of Jack Hodgson’, in Klaas van Walraven (ed.), The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 170-193.

The Dog that Didn’t Bark: White Mineworkers at Zambian Independence’ in Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann (eds.), Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, 1930s-1990s (London: Routledge, 2020), 154-172.

South Africa’s Divided Trade Unions and the International Labour Movement’ in Stefano Belluci and Holger Weiss (eds.), The Internationalisation of the Labour Question: Ideological Antagonism, Workers’ Movements and the ILO since 1919 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 383-408.

[with Roger Jeffrey] ‘Introduction: India in Edinburgh, 1780 to the present day’, in Roger Jeffrey (ed.), India In Edinburgh, 1750s to the Present (London: Routledge, 2019), 1-21.

Encyclopaedia entries

Sources for the History of the Copperbelt’, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of African History (February 2022).


‘No matter how much or how little they’ve got, they can’t settle down’: a social history of Europeans on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1926-1974, D.Phil. in History, University of Oxford, 2016.

Blog Posts


    Royal Historical Society

    Southern African Historical Society

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