International Studies Group, Publications, 2019-2020

Published works by ISG postdoctoral fellows and PhD students for 2019 and 2020 follow:


Ginsburg, Nicola. Class, Work and Whiteness: Race and Settler Colonialism in Southern Rhodesia, 1919-79. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

Piper, Alana and Ana Stevenson, (eds). Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives.Clayton: Monash University Publishing, 2019. 

Passemiers, Lazlo. Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965. New York: Routledge, 2019.  

Swartz, Rebecca. Education and Empire: Children, Race and Humanitarianism in the British Settler Colonies, 1833-1880. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019.   

Vicente, Filipa Lowndes, and Ana Rita Amaral (eds). Literatura e Orientalismo: Cartas de Escritores Portugueses a Angelo de Gubernatis (1877-1912) [Literature and Orientalism: Letters from Portuguese Writers to Angelo de Gubernatis (1877-1912)]. Lisbon: Tinta da China, 2019.

Journal articles

Dee, Henry. “Central African immigrants, imperial citizenship and the politics of free movement in interwar South Africa.” Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, no.6 (2019: 319-337.

Dee, Henry. ‘‘’I am a bad native’: Masculinity and marriage in the biographies of Clements Kadali.”’ African Studies, 78, no. 2 (2019):183-204.

Fevre, Christopher. “‘Scottish Exceptionalism?’ Trade Unions and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1976–1994.” Journal of Southern African Studies, 45. no. 3 (2019): 525-542

Glover, Michael. “Google Forms as a discussion stimulant in postgraduate seminars? An Activity Theory perspective.” South African Journal of Higher Education, 34, no. 1 ( 2020): 99-115.

Grilli, Matteo. “An Historiographical Overview of Nkrumah’s Ideology and Foreign Policy.” Southern Journal for Contemporary History, 44, no. 2 (2019): 29-54.

Grilli, Matteo. “Nazionalismo radicale e Pan-Africanismo in Lesotho: il Basutoland Congress Party e le sue connessioni globali (1952-1970).” Afriche e Orienti. 21, no. 1 (2019): 27-46.

Horn, Karen. “Battle and Capture in North Africa: The Experience of Two Italian Servicemen.” African Historical Review, 51, no. 1 (2019): 46–66.

Manamere, Kundai. “Remembering Tom the Boss Boy: The Place of Black Immigrants in the Establishment of the Southeastern Lowveld Sugar Estates, Zimbabwe, 1906-1972.” Settler Colonial Studies, (June 2020). 

Mlombo, Abraham. “Settler Colonialism and Trade in the Periphery: Customs Relations Between Southern Rhodesia and South Africa, 1924–1935”. African Economic History, 47, no. 1 (2019):92-115.

Munene, Hyden. “Mining the Past: A Report of Four Archival Repositories in Zambia.” History in Africa, (July 2019): 1-15.

Munene, Hyden. “Profitability and Nationalisation on the Zambian Copperbelt: A Case Study of Rhokana Corporation's Nkana Mine, 1964-1969.” African Economic History, (2020).

Nkhoma, Bryson G. “Walking in the Footprints of the Colonial Masters: Agricultural Development and Peasant Food Production in Malawi, 1961-1994.” Southern Journal for Contemporary History, 44, no. 2, (2019) :114-134.

Nkhoma, Bryson G. “Ecological Change, Agricultural Production and Food Production in Malawi: A Historiographical Review.” Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 41, no. 2, (2019):99-113.

Nkhoma, Bryson. “ ‘The Native is the Producer of the Future’: Improving Peasant Production in Southern Malawi, 1959-1939.” Journal of Southern African Studies, 46, no. 2, (2020):283-299.

Passemiers, Lazlo. “Conducting Research on Statistical Publications in Southern Africa.” Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa,  73, no.2 (2019): 221-230.

Patrick, David. Who Writes the News? Authorship and Gender Representation in Press Coverage of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum”, Scottish Affairs, 29, no. 1, 2020, pp. 50-81.

Pilossof, Rory and Gary Rivett. ‘‘Imagining change, imaginary futures: ‘Conditions of possibility’ in pre-independence Southern Rhodesia, 1959-1963.” Social Science History, 43 (2019): 243-267.

Quinn, Stephanie. "Infrastructure, Ethnicity, and Political Mobilization in Namibia, 1946-87." Journal of African History, 61, no. 1 (2020), 45-66.

Stevenson, Ana. “Linda Trimble, Ms Prime Minister: Gender, Media and Leadership,” Australian Journal of Politics and History, 65, no. 3 (2019): 495-497.

Swartz, Rebecca, Mariya Ivancheva, Laura Czerniewicz and Neil Morris. “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Dilemmas regarding the purpose of public universities in South Africa.” Higher Education, 77, no. 4 (2019), 567 -583. 

Sun, Jodie Yuzhou. “Viriato da Cruz and His Chinese Exile: A Biographical Approach’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 46, no. 5, (2020).

Book chapters

Amaral, Ana Rita. “From the Mainland and from the Colony: Essay on the Life Story of a Portuguese Migrant in Bloemfontein” in Migrants, Thinkers, Storytellers, edited by Jonatan Kurzwelly and Luis Escobedo. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2020.

Ginsburg, Nicola. “Labour and mobility on Rhodesia’s railways: The 1954 firemen’s strike” in Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa1930s–1990s, edited by Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Grilli, Matteo. “Les mémoires des italiens en Afrique: les roasiani entre Congo, Ghana e Nigeria.” in Des Italiens au Congo aux Italiens du Congo, Aspects d'une glocalité, edited by Pierre Halen, Daniele Combierati, and Rosaria Ionounes-Vona, 133-146, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020.

Grilli, Matteo. “Nkrumah and Pan-Africanism in West Africa” in The Routledge Handbook of Pan-Africanism, edited by Reiland Rabaka. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Koorts, L. “Biography as discourse: South African biography in the post-apartheid era” in Different Lives: Global Perspectives on Biography in Public Cultures and Societies, edited by H. Renders and D. Veltman. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Koorts, L. “Human symbols: The biographical pursuit and the language of symbolism in contemporary South Africa” in  The Individual in African History: The Importance of Biography in African Historical Studies, edited by K. van Walraven. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Mhike, Ivo. “White Poverty, State Paternalism and Educational Reforms in Southern Rhodesia in the 1930s” in New Perspectives on African Childhood: Constructions, Histories, Representations and Understandings, edited by e-Valera N.Y.M. Botchway, Awo Sarpong and Charles Quist-Adade.  Malaga: Venon Press, 2019.

Mhike, Ivo. ‘Rhodesian state paternalism and the white working-class family, 1930s–1950s’ in Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa, edited by Duncan Money & Danelle van Zyl-Hermann. London: Routledge, 2020.

Patrick, David. 'Riding the Unionist Wave? Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives' in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19, edited by David Torrance. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Piper, Alana and Ana Stevenson. “Challenging Gender Violence,” in Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, edited by Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson. Clayton: Monash University Publishing, 2019.

Stevenson, Ana and Brigitte Lewis. “From Page to Meme: The Print and Digital Revolutions against Gender Violence” in Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, edited by Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson. Clayton: Monash University Publishing, 2019.

Stevenson, Ana. “The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements” in Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, edited by Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Piper, Alana and Ana Stevenson. “Business as Usual: Feminist History in a Post-Truth World,” in What Happens to History in a Post-Truth World? Theory and Practice, edited by Marius Gudonis and Benjamin T. Jones. Oxon: Routledge,  2020.

Stevenson, Ana. “From Suffragist to Congresswoman: Celebrating Political Action, Women’s History, and Feminist Intellectuals in Ms. Magazine, 1972-1984,” in Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics Since 1920, edited by Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.   

Stevenson, Ana. “Gillard of Thrones: Using Popular Culture to Resist Misogyny,” in Resist and Persist: Essays on Social Revolution in 21 st Century Narratives, edited by Amanda Firestone and Leisa A. Clark. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2020.    

Stevenson, Ana. “From the ‘Radical Women’s Press’ to the Digital Age: Subversive Networks of Feminism in the United States,” in From Sit-Ins to #Revolutions: The Changing Nature of Protests, edited by Olivia Guntarick and Victoria Grieves. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Swinnerton, Bronwen. Taryn Coop, Mariya Ivancheva, Laura Czerniewicz, Neil P. Morris, Rebecca Swartz, Sukaina Walji and Alan Cliff. “The Unbundled University: Researching Emerging Models in an Unequal Landscape” in Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning, edited by Nina Bonderup Dohn, Petar Jandrić, Thomas Ryberg, and Maarten de Laat. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2020.

Book reviews/review essays

Glover, Michael. Book review:  Africa and her animals: philosophical and practical perspectives, edited by Rainer Ebert and Anteneh Roba, Pretoria: UNISA Press, 2018, Developing World Bioethics, 4 no. 19, (2019).

Grilli, Matteo. Book review: Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance, and Development by John Aerni-Flessner’s, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018, Insight on Africa 12, no. 1 (2020).

Mlombo, Abraham. Book Review: Modern South Africa in World History: Beyond Imperialism, by Rob Skinner, London: Bloomsbury, 2017, Journal of Contemporary History, 55, no. 1 (2020).

Mlombo, Abraham. Book Review: Foreign Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa: Security, Diplomacy and Trade edited by Adekeye Adebajo and Kudrat Virk, London, I.B. Taurus, 2018. Historia, 64, no.1 (2019).

Ncube, Sibanengi. Review essay: “On a ‘distinctive path of win-win cooperation?” Sino-African Economic Relations in the 21st Century”, African Studies Quarterly, 19, no.1 (2020).

Ncube, Sibanengi. Book Reviews: ‘Law and the struggle for political power in Zimbabwe’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 45, no.3 (2019).

Nkomo, Lotti. Book Review: Land, Migration and Belonging: A History of the Basotho in Southern Rhodesia, c. 1890–1960s, by Joseph Mujere, Rochester: James Currey, 2019, Southern Journal of Contemporary History,  44, no. 2 (2019).

Passemiers, Lazlo. Book review: Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the decolonisation of Africa by Henning Melber, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019, Southern Journal for Contemporary History 44, no. 2 (2019).

Quinn, Stephanie. Book Review: Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity, by Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama, Durban: UKZN Press, 2017, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 53, no. 3 (2019).

Sechele, Unaludo. Book Review: Botswana - A Modern Economic History: An African Diamond in the Rough, by Ellen Hillbon and Jutta Bolt, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, African Historical Review (2020).

Swartz, Rebecca. Book review: Between Worlds: German Missionaries and the Transition from Mission to Bantu Education in South Africa by Linda Chisolm, New York: NYU Press, 2017, Paedagogica Historica, 56: nos. 1-2, (2019).

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