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Department of History

Dr James R Brennan

BA (University of Illinois) MA (Alabama) PhD (Northwestern)

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James Brennan
Department of History

Research Associate

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Dr James R Brennan
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Biography

Disciplines: History, Politics. Regions: Eastern Africa, Western Indian Ocean. Countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo. Interests: Politics in Eastern Africa, ethnicity and nationalism in Eastern Africa, economic development in Eastern Africa, South Asians in Africa, connections between Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean world.

Teaching

Research

Political history of Tanzania in 20th century; urban history of Eastern Africa (especially Dar es Salaam); history of Western Indian Ocean world, history of radio and other media in Africa, history of political thought in Eastern Africa.

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Languages
  • Arabic
  • Swahili

Publications

Authored Books

Brennan, James R. (2012) Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. (New African Histories)

Edited Books

Brennan, James R. and Burton, Andrew and Lawi, Yusuf, eds. (2007) Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis. Dar es Salaam/Nairobi: Mkuki na Nyota/British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Book Chapters

Brennan, James R. (2010) 'Radio Cairo and the Decolonization of East Africa, 1953-1964.' In: Lee, Christopher J., (ed.), Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, pp. 173-195. (Ohio RIS Global Series)

Brennan, James (2007) 'Between segregation and gentrification: Africans, Indians, and the struggle for housing in Dar es Salaam, 1920-1950.' In: Brennan, James and Burton, Andrew and Lawi, Yusuf, (eds.), Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis. Dar es Salaam/Nairobi: Mkuki na Nyota/British Institute in Eastern Africa, pp. 118-135.

Brennan, James and Burton, Andrew (2007) 'The emerging metropolis: a short history of Dar es Salaam, circa 1862-2005.' In: Brennan, James and Burton, Andrew and Lawi, Yusuf, (eds.), Dar es Salaam: Histories from an emerging African metropolis. Dar es Salaam/Nairobi: Mkuki na Nyota/British Institute in Eastern Africa, pp. 13-75.

Brennan, James (2005) 'The Short History of Political Opposition & Multi-Party Democracy in Tanganyika, 1958-1964.' In: Gregory, M. and James, L.G., (eds.), In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority & Dissidence in Tanzania. Oxford: James Currey, pp. 250-276.

Articles

Brennan, James R. (2011) 'Politics and Business in the Indian Newspapers of Colonial Tanganyika.' Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute, 81 (1). pp. 42-67.

Brennan, James R. (2008) 'Lowering the Sultan's Flag: Sovereignty and Decolonization in Coastal Kenya.' Comparative Studies in Society and History, 50 (4). pp. 831-861.

Brennan, James (2008) 'Destroying Mumiani: Cause, Context, and Violence in Late Colonial Dar es Salaam.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 2 (1). p. 95.

Brennan, James (2006) 'Blood Enemies: Exploitation and Urban Citizenship in the Nationalist Political Thought of Tanzania, 1958-1975.' The Journal of African History, 47 (3). pp. 1-25.

Brennan, James (2006) 'Realizing Civilization through Patrilineal Descent: The Intellectual Making of an African Racial Nationalism in Tanzania, 1920-1950.' Social Identities, 12 (4). pp. 405-423.

Brennan, James (2006) 'Youth, the TANU Youth League, and Managed Vigilantism in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1925-1973.' Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute, 76 (2). pp. 221-246.

Brennan, James and Barnes, Cedric (2006) 'Political Genealogy, Race and Territory in Eastern Africa.' Social Identities, 12 (4). pp. 401-404.

Brennan, James (2005) 'Democratizing Cinema and Censorship in Tanzania, 1920-1980.' International Journal of African Historical Studies, 38 (3). pp. 481-511.

Brennan, James (2002) 'Revisiting Nationalism in Tanganyika.' Afrika Spectrum, 37 (3). pp. 367-371.

Brennan, James (1999) '�South Asian Nationalism in an East African Context: The Case of Tanganyika, 1914-1954�.' Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, 19/2 . pp. 24-39.

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