Service to the Profession


Founder and Editor of H-Horn

While in graduate school, I made good use of H-Net, an interdisciplinary forum for scholars in the humanities and social sciences. As the network had multiple lists dedicated to African studies, but not to the Horn of Africa, I worked with my advisors to create a forum dedicated to the Horn of Africa. H-Horn has been active since 2011, has over three-hundred members, and can be joined here.

Book Review Editor at Northeast African Studies (NEAS)

Since 2011, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Northeast African Studies at Michigan State University Press, North America’s flagship journal for the Horn of Africa, as both an author and a referee. I was recently appointed  Book Review Editor: the journal will publish two issues per year, which will include a good number of book reviews. I welcome suggestions from fellow scholars and publishers: if you know of a book that should be reviewed, send me a message.

Peer Reviewer

I have served as a referee for Northeast African Studies, Medieval Encounters, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, William and Mary Quarterly, and I reviewed faculty files for the MacArthur Foundation and the City University of New York.