Alexandra Kelly

Alexandra Kelly is Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. She specializes in the material culture and heritage of Africa and the role of material culture in capitalism, imperialism, and transatlantic exchange. Dr. Kelly’s forthcoming book project Consuming Ivory: Mercantile Legacies of East Africa and New England (University of Washington Press, Spring 2021) examines the historical transatlantic ivory trade by re-tracing this forgotten history through object biographies. Kelly received her PhD in Anthropology at Stanford University, and an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar

Nov. 24, 2020

In this episode, we learn about Richard Waters who served as the first consul from the United States to Zanzibar.