Dr. Natasha Issa SHIVJI


Dr. Natasha Issa Shivji is the Director of the Institute for Research in Intellectual Histories of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge. She completed her PhD in History at New York University, New York on secessionist movements and land alienation in Mombasa and the Northern Eastern Frontier in Kenya titled, “Secessionism on the Nation’s Frontier: The predicament of land, labour and dependency in Mombasa and the Northern Frontier District of Kenya (1850-1963)”. 

She is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript on the Intellectual histories of Eastern Africa supported by the Rosa Luxemburg foundation, East Africa. Her previous publications include a chapter titled “Circuits of Production and Channels of State: Pastoralists and the state in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya (1910-1958)”.