Lecturer in African and Transnational History, University of York

Gerard McCann is Lecturer in Transnational and African History at the University of York, UK. He works on historical and contemporary India-Africa connection; South Asian diaspora (especially in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda); decolonisation and internationalism in East Africa; and, increasing, more widely on the origins of the global south. He is co-editor of 'India in Africa: changing geographies of power' (Pambazuka Press & Michigan State University Press, 2011) & numerous academic journal articles. He is currently writing a book 'Fraternal Reckonings: East Africa and India over the Twentieth Century'.

He has held research fellowships in the geography department at the University of Cambridge, the History Faculty & Nuffield College, University of Oxford and the World History Centre at the University of Pittsburgh. In a former life, he worked as Africa analyst for a risk consultancy in the City of London. He holds a PhD (2009) from the University of Cambridge.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in African and Transnational History, University of York

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, PhD