Ph.D. in History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
M.P.S. in Africana Studies, Cornell University, 2010
B.A. in History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
I am a cultural and urban historian of modern Africa, with particular interests in race, expressive culture, and resistance in francophone central Africa. My current research project explores daily life, urban development, and race relations in colonial Brazzaville during the Second World War. Danielle is the co-editor of African Culture and Global Politics (Routledge, 2014) and Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland (Cambria, 2015).
My teaching interests largely connect with my research, and I look forward to teaching a range of courses, including Popular Culture and Politics in Africa, Urban Africa, Dress Culture and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora, and The Second World War in Africa and the African Diaspora.