- Brooks Marmon
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, West Africa, Liberia, Cold War, decolonization, higher education, Transnational History
I am a historian interested in Cold War era sub-Saharan Africa. My thesis examines the broader impact of African decolonisation on political developments in colonial Zimbabwe.
I also have extensive experience in Liberia, a country I examined for my Master's thesis and in which I worked for two years prior to joining CAS.
Sara Rich Dorman & Emma Hunter
MA, Atlantic History, Clark University. 2008
BA, Global History, Clark University. 2007
- From Dreams of Dominion to Aspirations for a New Africa: Ahrn Palley’s Political Re-invention in Southern Rhodesia, 1959–1961, Journal of Southern African Studies, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2019.1625011
- The Liberation of Zimbabwe and the Pan-African Leadership of Liberian President William Tolbert Jr.: Passive, Pragmatic, or Principled? Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1 (116 - 141).
- “The Malawi Congress Party’s Incitement of Factionalism in the Early Zimbabwean Liberation Movement, 1961 -64.” Freedom Road and its Intersections – a one day workshop. Stirling, Scotland. June 15, 2019.
- “A Solidarity Network Reconsidered: The Malawi Congress Party and the Rupture of African Nationalist Unity in Southern Rhodesia, 1961-64.” 8th European Conference on African Studies. Edinburgh, Scotland. June 13, 2019.
- “A Quixotic Quest: The Central African Federation’s Diplomacy in Decolonising Africa, 1960-63.” International History and Diplomacy in the 20th Century Symposium. Liverpool, England. May 31, 2019.
- “The Preservation of Privilege: Rhodesian Efforts to Reconfigure the Borders of the Central African Federation.” Cambridge World History Graduate Conference. Cambridge, England. May 17, 2019.
- "The Struggle for Total Liberation: Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana in Southern Rhodesian Politics." 4th Annual Conference of the Zimbabwe Historical Association. Harare, Zimbabwe. August 18, 2018.
- "From Dreams of Dominion to Aspirations of a New Africa: Decolonisaton and Ahrn Palley's Personal Winds of Change in Southern Rhodesia, 1959 - 61." AEGIS Summer School. Cagliari, Italy. July 3, 2018.
- "Winter is Coming: Riots and Refugees in Colonial Zimbabwe, July 1960." 7th European Conference on African Studies. Basel, Switzerland. July 1, 2017.
- “The OAU, Zimbabwe, and African Liberation: Reconsidering the Legacy of Liberian President William Tolbert.” 59th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Washington, DC. December 2, 2016.
- “Decolonization & European Refugees in Africa: The Mobilization of Kenya’s Settlers for ‘Operation Congo.’” 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Baltimore, MD. November 22, 2013.
- “An Examination of Liberia’s ‘Special Relationship’ with the USA: the US State Visits of Presidents W.V.S. Tubman and Samuel K. Doe.” 45th Annual Meeting of the Liberian Studies Association. Rutgers, NJ. April 4, 2013.
- “‘American in Effort and yet so very un-American in Result:’ The International Political and Social Milieu of Liberia College, 1880-1912.” 40th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association. Toledo, Ohio. March 29, 2008.
- “The American Society of African Culture Reconsidered: A Policy of Pragmatic Protest for Southern Africa, 1957-1967.” Boston University 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies. Boston, MA. March 15, 2008.
History Society of Zimbabwe. Point of No Return: The Path to December 1962. Harare, Zimbabwe. 2018.
University of Liberia, Kofi Annan Institue for Conflict Transformation. The Liberation of Zimbabwe and the Pan-African Leadership of President William R. Tolbert, Jr. Monrovia, Liberia, 2016.
African Methodist Episcopal University, Coca-Cola Institute. The Implications & Lessons of Presidential Leadership: The Recent Cases of Nigeria & Burundi. Monrovia, Liberia, 2015.