James Robert Brennan


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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

Taifa: Making Nation and Race in Urban Tanzania

Brennan, J. R., May 2012, Athens: Ohio University Press. 304 p. (New African Histories)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Dar es Salaam: Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis

    Brennan, J. R. (ed.), Burton, A. (ed.) & Lawi, Y. (ed.), 2007, African Books Collective. 279 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Editorial announcement

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    Review: J. Soske's Internal Frontiers: African Nationalism and the Indian Diaspora in Twentieth-Century South Africa

    Brennan, J. R., 2019, In : Politique africaine. 2019/1, 153, p. 213-214 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


    • 10 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Writing the history of a nationalist/"traitor"

    James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
    Apr 22 2013

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Radio and Political Imagination in Africa's Decolonization, 1940-1975

    James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
    Apr 20 2011

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Cosmopolitanism and Intelligence in Postcolonial Tanzania

    James Robert Brennan (Invited speaker)
    Jan 15 2015

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Honors & Recognition