I’m a young professional in DC with an interest in Africa. I first visited the continent during an undergraduate study abroad program and have been fascinated ever since. Since 2005, I have visited 14 countries in Southern, West, and East Africa (many of them multiple times).
I have worked in the Sahel, interned in Ghana, and studied in southern Africa. My MA thesis examined the role of higher education in late 19th and early 20th century Liberia. I also did substantive graduate work on the support of American advocacy groups for liberation movements in southern Africa. I have conducted research in the National Archives of Namibia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. I am particularly interested in African regional integration – in regards to economics, demographics, and cultural developments.
On this blog I will attempt to analyze US views on Africa, review talks/lectures on African affairs, and share my opinions on African restaurants and lounges in the DMV.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I encourage occasional guest bloggers.
All views are my personal opinions and do not reflect those of any organization I am affiliated with or of those who have sponsored an event I am discussing.
– Brooks Marmon