Apartheid in South Africa. Bedford/St. Martin's. The Bedford Series in History and Culture. 2017.
[Monograph] Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History. Ohio University Press. New African Histories Series. November, 2012.
[Edited Collection] (with Shepard Krech) Eds. Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America. Ohio University Press. Series in Ecology and History, 2012.
[Monograph] Nachituti’s Gift: Economy, Society, and Environment in Central Africa.Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Awards: Finalist and Honorable Mention, Melville J. Herskovits Award, Best Book in African Studies, 2006.
Selected Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Examples of recent refereed journal articles and book chapters include:
2018: “Kingdoms of South Central Africa: Sources, Historiography, and History,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia. Under Review
2018. “Localizing the Global: The Wanderwörter of Nineteenth-Century South Central Africa,” in, Tracing Language Movements in Africa. Eds. Ericka Albaugh and Kathryn de Luna. Oxford University Press.
2018: “A Tin-Trunk Bible: Writing and Orality in a Sacred Text of the Lumpa Church,” In Media, Marginality and Religion in Modern Africa. Eds, Felicitas Becker, Joel Cabrita, and Marie Rodet. In Print, Ohio University Press.
2017: “Precursors to Red Rubber: Violence in the Congo Free State, 1885-1895.” Past and Present. In Print. August 2017.
2017: “Slavery and Redemption in the Catholic Missions of the Upper Congo, 1878-1909.” Slavery and Abolition. Published online 10 March, 2017. In Print. Vol. 38.3 (September, 2017).
2016 : “(Dis)Embodying Sovereignty: Divine Kingship in Central African Historiography,” Journal of African History 57.1(2016), 47-68.
2014 : “Interpreting Documentary Sources on the Early History of the Congo Free State : The Case of Ngongo Luteta’s Rise and Fall. ” In History in Africa : A Journal of Method. Vol. 41(2014), 5-33.
2014: “Les seigneurs de guerre dans le centre-sud africain au XIXème siècle.” L'impact du monde atlantique sur les anciens monde africain et européen, XVe-XIXe siècle. Edited by Guy Saupin. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014.
2013: “Wearing Cloth, Wielding Guns: Consumption, Trade, and Politics in the South-Central
African Interior during the Nineteenth Century.” The Objects of Life in Central Africa: The History of Consumption and Social Change, 1840-1980. Edited by Robert Ross, Marja Hinfelaar and Iva Pesa. Brill, 2013.
2013: “Conflicting Conversions and Unexpected Christianities in Central Africa.” In Unexpected Consequences of Christian Missionary Encounters. Edited by Heather Sharkey. Syracuse University Press.
2009: “The Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Transformation of South-Central African Interior.” William and Mary Quarterly. Special Edition on Global Consequences of 1807 Abolition. LXVI.4 (October 2009), 915-938.
2009: “Community of Suffering: Narratives of War and Exile in the Zambian Lumpa Church.” In Recasting the Past. Edited by Derek Peterson and Giacomo Macola. Ohio University Press. New African Histories Series. (2009), 191-209.
Over fifty other publications, including book reviews, encyclopedia entries, bibliographies, and contributions to debates and roundtables, appearing in American Historical Review, Africa, Journal of African History, Journal of Southern African Studies, International Journal of African Historical Studies, Isis, History: Reviews of New Books, Australasian Review of African Studies, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Canadian Journal of African Studies, African Studies Review, H-AFRICA, History Compass.