I studied for both my undergraduate History degree and MA in Modern History at the University of Leeds. Following the completion of my MA in September 2018, I opted to stay at Leeds to undertake a PhD from October 2018 with the help of a White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Doctoral Studentship.
My research looks at the the construction of Zulu ethnicity in British colonial discourse and builds on broader historical interests on African history, imperial history, settler communities, gender and race that I have picked up during my time at Leeds. The project will take the imperial discourse on martial races, very prevelant in Indian colonialialism, for example, to see how colonial ideas about race, gender and violence travelled around Empire and effected the Zulu's unique status. How metropolitan and imperial identities and perceptions around gender, race and place intereacted and reacted with one another are particularly important for the project.