JHI Home
About Us
Research Communities
Fellowships & Calls for Funding
Working Groups
Humanities At UofT
Donations
Events and Exhibitions
Announcements

Person Directory


(Click Here To Enlarge)

Katherine Bruce-Lockhart
SSHRC/CHCI Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Contact Details
Contact Email: kate.bruce.lockhart@utoronto.ca
Address: Jackman Humanities Institute
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
country: Canada
Postal Code: M5R2M8
Biography:
I am a historian of Eastern Africa, with a particular focus on social history. My background is in history and African Studies - I did a PhD in History at Cambridge, an MSc in African Studies at Oxford, and a BA in History and African Studies at U of T. My research interests include the history of crime and punishment in colonial and post-colonial Africa; debates surrounding reparations and reconciliation in post-conflict settings; and the professional imaginaries of security professionals, including prison officers, soldiers, and police officers.

What I'm Working On:
My current book manuscript is on the social history of the Uganda Prisons Service between 1962-1979. Drawing on a wide range of archival, oral, and visual sources, it illuminates the lived experiences of prison officers, the professional culture within the Prisons Service, and how these were shaped by varying visions of post-colonial modernity. I am also undertaking a new project on the place of "Amin's soldiers" in post-1979 Uganda, exploring questions of shame, subjectivity, and public memory in the aftermath of military rule.

About JHI | Contact JHI | UofT | Follow us on Twitter twitter icon

Copyright © 2011-2014 University of Toronto. Jackman Humanities Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Tel: (416) 978-7415 Fax: (416) 946-7434, 170 St. George Street, Tenth Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 2M8