I've just finished the first year of a History PhD at Oxford University, where I'm studying postcolonial Ugandan Catholic religiosity and visual culture. I previously completed a masters in Modern European History (specifically, 1950s West German educational reform), and before that a BA in Fine Art (photography) and Art History. How do all these things relate to one another? To be honest your guess is as good as mine, but I'm banking that eventually it will all coalesce into one big meaningful lump. Or at least be kind of interesting along the way.
Over the next 12 months, I will get to complete the fieldwork portion of my degree, which means getting to actually visit Africa and the places I hope to write about. I'm excited! Really excited! A little scared! But mostly excited.
I'm starting this newsletter to share my experiences along the way. I'm also planning shorter trips to Italy, Iran, Argentina, and Chile in addition to my fieldwork in Kenya and Uganda, so there should be lots to write about, and I'll try to include plenty of chill photographs to spice up my boring thoughts.
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