DIRECTOR

Martin S. Shanguhyia
Martin S. Shanguhyia

Martin S. Shanguhyia
Associate Professor of History
Director of Maxwell African Scholars Union

Martin S. Shanguhyia’s research focuses on colonial and postcolonial Africa, with a specific concentration on Eastern Africa. Of interest to him is the intersection between Environment and state and community interests—macro and micro agencies—within the lens of politics, economy, and tradition. He has published Population, Tradition & Environmental Control in Colonial Kenya, 1920-1963 (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, December 2015). Shanguhyia has recently co-edited (with Toyin Falola) The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His current research project analyzes colonial regulation of mobilities across borders/frontiers in northwestern Kenya, and their impact on inter-ethnic relations.