Abraham Mlombo is a transnational historian of twentieth century Central and Southern Africa. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Free State in 2017 with a thesis titled Southern Rhodesia’s relationship with South Africa, 1923-1953. He also holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Stellenbosch. Abraham’s primary interests are in political, economic, and social relations during the colonial era in Southern Africa.  Other research interests include area studies, settler colonial history, sports history, and social history.

Abraham is currently an Oppenheimer Memorial Trust-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the ISG, working on revising his PhD thesis into a book. Additionally, he has begun research on a new project grounded in transnational history on South African sub-imperialism from the apartheid era and well into the democratic dispensation, accounting for the regional and global forces that have shaped South Africa’s foreign relations.