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.