Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Cambridge
  • M.A., School of Oriental and African Studies, London
  • B.A., Cambridge

Research Interests

  • Professor Waller has done extensive field research in Kenya, principally on the history of the Maasai. He teaches in the areas of Africa and Imperialism/Colonialism and still focuses his research and writing on Africa (especially East Africa) during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • His most recent publications are on aspects of crime and the law in Kenya in the colonial period.

Activities and Other Interests

  • Professor Waller is a member of the Department of History and the Department of International Relations as well as the coordinating committee for the African Studies minor. He is the faculty mentor for the Bucknell African Students Association.
  • He has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Malawi, Virginia and North Carolina. In 2007, he was Distinguished Visiting Fellow, African Studies Centre, Oxford.

Selected Publications

"Rebellious Youth in Colonial Africa" Journal of African History, 2006, 47, 77-92

"Production Strategies: Pastoralism", in (eds.) J.Middleton & J.Miller, 2007, New Encyclopedia of Africa (Gale)

"Subversive Material: African Embodiments of Modern War", in (eds.) N. Saunders & P. Cornish, Contested Objects: Material Memories of the Great War , 2009, (London)

"Bad Boys in the Bush: Disciplining Murranin Colonial Maasailand", in press, in (eds.) A. Burton & H. Charton, Generations Past: Youth in East African History

"Towards a Contextualisation of Policing in Colonial Kenya", Journal of Eastern African Studies, forthcoming

"Pastoral Production in Historical Perspective" in (ed.) E. Akeampong, Agriculture and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, forthcoming

"Arbitrary Proceedings: Collective Punishment in Kenya", in (eds.) M. Carotenuto & B. Shadle, A History of Violence in Colonial Kenya, forthcoming


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