Christopher J. Lee

30 April - 15 July 2015 and 1 September - 15 December 2015

Christopher J. Lee is a Research Associate at WiSER. He previously taught in the United States and Canada at Stanford, Harvard, and Dalhousie Universities and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his PhD in African history from Stanford University. Trained as a socio-cultural historian, his teaching and research  interests concern the social, political, and intellectual histories of southern Africa. His recent work has addressed decolonization and the  politics of the Indian Ocean during the Cold War. He has conducted field  and archival work in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Great  Britain, Italy, Indonesia, the West Bank, and the United States, in  addition to living and working in Botswana and Mozambique. He first came to Africa at the age of sixteen when he received a scholarship to study at the American University in Cairo.

He is the editor of Making a World After Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives (2010). He has two books appearing in 2014, Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives and the Genealogical Imagination with Duke University Press and Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism with Ohio University Press.