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Associate Professor
History • International Affairs

(Ph.D., Harvard University; Associate Professor)

Professor Osborne joined the department in the fall of 2008 and teaches courses on sub-Saharan Africa. His research focuses on the development of ethnicities in Africa, as well as other topics relating to British colonialism, decolonization, Mau Mau, and pan-Africanism. He is the author of Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya: Loyalty and Martial Race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (a finalist for the African Studies Association’s Ogot Book Prize)Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 (with Susan Kent; Routledge, 2015) and editor of The Life and Times of General China: Mau Mau and the End of Empire in Kenya (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2015). He has published articles in the Journal of African History, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth HistoryJournal of Eastern African StudiesInternational Journal of African Historical Studies, and History in Africa.  He received an award for Excellence in Teaching from the Boulder Faculty Assembly in 2012, and was a Gordon Gamm Teaching Fellow in 2012-2013. His research has been supported by a number of research agencies including the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Philosophical Society, and he will be a Hutchins Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University in 2017-2018. He can be reached at Myles.Osborne at Colorado.EDU

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