The influence of urbanisation and globalisation on literary, artistic and knowledge production by women in 1960s urban East Africa (provisional)
Supervisor: Dr. Gerard McCann
My thesis examines women’s voices in the literary and cultural scene in 1960s East Africa, and how these were influenced by processes of decolonisation and globalisation. In a field that at the time was dominated by men, East African women’s voices were marginalised, and my research aims to retrieve these from the sources available. My PhD is part of a broader Leverhulme-funded project titled ‘Another World? East Africa and the Global 1960s’, involving historians from the Universities of York, Edinburgh, and Warwick.