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A Conversation with Derek Peterson, MacArthur Fellow and Historian of Eastern Africa

Dec 5, 2017

In this episode of AHR Interview, our guest is University of Michigan historian and recent MacArthur Fellowship recipient Derek Peterson. Peterson’s research focuses on the colonial experience in eastern Africa with a particular focus on the various intellectual cultures that developed through this period. He is the author of the 2004 book Creative Writing: Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya and the awarding-winning 2012 book Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent. He speaks with Indiana University professor Michelle Moyd, whose own research likewise focuses on eastern Africa.