Peer Reviewed

The Experiment Must Continue: Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940-2014. Ohio University Press, 2015. Sample Chapter.

“Forgetting Scientific Failures: The Kenya DIBD and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Attempts, 1946-1956,” (co-authored with Hannah Carr). Canadian Journal of African Studies. Special Issue on Health Capacity, Guest editor, Wenzel Geissler. 51, 1 (2017): 1-17. Article.

“Incorporating Medical Research Into the History of Medicine in East Africa.” Special Issue on the History of Medicine in East Africa. International Journal of African Historical Studies, 47, 3 (2014): 379-398.  Article.

“‘The Malaria Imbroglio:’ Ethics, Eradication, and Endings in Pare Taveta, East Africa, 1959-1960.” Special Issue on the History of Medicine in East Africa. International Journal of African Historical Studies. 47, 3 (2014): 445-472.  Article.

“Chappati Complaints and Biriani Cravings: The Aesthetics of Food in Colonial Zanzibari Institutions,” Journal of Eastern African Studies, May 2011: 313-328. Article.

“Fines, Orders, Fear... and Consent? Medical Research in East Africa, c. 1950s.” Journal of Developing World Bioethics, April 2010: 34-41. Article.

In Progress

"Everyday Life on the African Continent: Fun, Leisure, and Expressivity." Co-edited with Kemi Balogun, Habib Iddrisu, Lisa Gilman. Pre-completion contract with Ohio University Press. 

“Good Food, Ridiculous Diets and a Well Fed Swahili: Food and Diet in Colonial Zanzibari Institutions,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Accepted with revisions.

“Economies of Blood in East Africa: from Mumiani to Transfusions, 1880s-Present,” In preparation.

Book Reviews

Christopher J. Lee. Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014; in Canadian Journal of History, 2016. Review

Maria Grosz-Ngate, John H. Hanson, Patrick O’Meara. Africa: Fourth Edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014; in Journal of African History, 2016. Review

Johanna Tayloe Crane. Scrambling for Africa: AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013; in African Affairs, 2014. Review

Hansjorg Dilger, Aboulaye Kane and Stacey Langwick, eds., Medicine, Mobility and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing; Tamara Giles-Vernick and James Webb, eds.,Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control; Paul Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux, eds., Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: the Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa; in African Studies Review, 57, 2014. Review

Helen Tilley. Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011; in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 2010. Review

Hansjorg Dilger and Ute Luig, eds. Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010; in H-Net Reviews, September 2011. Review

Paul Wenzel Geissler and Ruth Jane Prince. The Land is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010in African Studies Quarterly,Winter 2011. Review

Andrew Rodlach. Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS & Cultures of Blame in Africa. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2006; in H-Net Reviews, April 2008. Review

John Iliffe. The African Aids Epidemic: A History. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006; inInternational Journal of African Historical Studies, September 2007. Review

Tracy J. Luedke and Harry G. West, eds. Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006; in International Journal of African Historical Studies, January 2007. Review

High School/Undergraduate Curricula

“Exploring Disease in Africa: A Curriculum for Advanced High School Students.” Curriculum

"Teaching Ebola: Responses, Ethics, and the Future." Curriculum forthcoming.


Catalog to historical materials housed at Amani Station, Tanzania. National Institute of Medical Research. October 2008. Catalog


“Learning From the Past: The Future of Malaria in Africa.” Issues in Brief, (Boston: Boston University Pardee Center), 2008. Article