I teach African and World History at UC Irvine. I work on making sense of early-modern societies in a digital age, and on making history accessible to diverse audiences, including K-12 students. My research on colonial Southern Africa has been supported by grants from Fulbright, the American Council for Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation. My book, Belongings: Property, Family and Identity in Colonial South Africa (Columbia University Press, 2009) is available online at www.gutenberg-e.org/mitchell
Why You Joined the Lab:
I joined the site to facilitate communication among participants in a multi-campus dissertation workshop sponsored by the African Studies MRG. I'm very interested in exploring ways emerging technologies and new media influence the ways we research the past and communicate our findings, so I'm likely to find other ways to intersect with this dynamic portal. THANKS.