I am the African Studies Bibliographer and an Adjunct Associate Professor in History at MSU. My many Africa-related projects include developing the extensive African Activist Archive, & African e-Journals Project; writing widely on Southern African labor and political history; serving as Coordinating Review and Online Editor of the popular H-SAfrica list and on the African Studies Association’s Africana Librarians’ Council. In 2007 I visited Nigeria to help develop MSU’s strategic partnerships in Africa.
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, I am a Professor of History and core faculty in the African Studies Center at MSU. My work focuses on South African history, African leisure and popular culture, and the global history of football and sport more broadly. I am the author of African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game (Ohio University Press, 2010) and Laduma! Soccer, Politics, and Society in South Africa (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2004, 2nd Edition 2010).