• Bio:

    Jill received a PhD from Emory University in 2014 and was the William H. Bonsall Acting Assistant Professor of African History at Stanford University (2014-2016). She received the Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship/Institute for International Education Graduate Fellow (2011-2012) and a Stanford Faculty Research Grant (2015). Her book manuscript in progress, Becoming Tanzanian in a Time of Refugees: Rwandan Migrants, Humanitarian Aid, and Nationalism in Ngara District, Tanzania, argues that transnational aid to Rwandan refugees unfolded as part of a broader project of nation state formation and regulation–one which deeply affected regional narratives of community and belonging. Becoming Tanzanian utilizes over one hundred multi-sited interviews and archival research conducted in Geneva and throughout Tanzania. Jill’s research has been published in The Journal of African History.