James Robert Brennan

19962019
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Personal profile

Honors & Awards

Conrad Humanities Scholar, 2019-2024, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois
Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2013-2014, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois
Bethwell A. Ogot Book Award, 2013, African Studies Association
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, 2012-2015, ACLS
Moody Research Grant, 2013, LBJ Presidential Library

Office Address

309 Gregory Hall MC-466

Office Phone

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Research Output 1996 2019

Editorial announcement

Brennan, J. R., Vokes, R. & Mosley, J., Jan 2 2019, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 13, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

David Martin: Tracking the 1969 killing of Mozambique's independence fighter, Eduardo Mondlane

Brennan, J. R., Jun 2018, African Muckracking: 75 Years of Investigative Journalism from Africa. Schiffrin, A. & Lugalambi, G. (eds.). Jacana Media, p. 11-19

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review: A. Stewart's The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign

Brennan, J. R., Apr 1 2018, In : Canadian Journal of History. 53, 1, p. 180-182

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review: J. MacArthur's Cartography and the Political Imagination: Mapping Community in Colonial Kenya

Brennan, J. R., Feb 1 2018, In : American Historical Review. 123, 1, p. 355-357

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Sir Philip Mitchell and the Indian Ocean, 1944–49

Brennan, J. R., Nov 2 2017, In : Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 45, 6, p. 998-1025 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indian Ocean
marine policy
decolonization
cadre
sympathy

Activities 2011 2017

  • 10 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial activity

Cosmopolitanism and Intelligence in Postcolonial Tanzania

James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
Jan 15 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Julius Rex: Nyerere through the eyes of his critics, 1953-2013

James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
Mar 27 2013

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Adult Literacy, socialism, and "the guidelines" in Tanzania, 1970-1975

James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
Oct 21 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Honors & Recognition