Thomas Burgess is an assistant professor of History at Hampton University. He received his Ph.D. in African History from Indiana University in 2001. He has published several journal articles and chapters in edited volumes on generation, nationalism, and popular culture in Tanzania. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the Zanzibari Revolution, and editing the oral memoir of Ali Sultan Issa, a prominent socialist revolutionary in Zanzibar.
Andrew M. Ivaska is an assistant professor of History at Concordia University in Montreal. He received his Ph.D. in African History from the University of Michigan in 2003, where he completed a dissertation entitled, "Negotiating 'Culture' in a Cosmopolitan Capital: Urban Style and the State in Colonial and Postcolonial Dar es Salaam." With research interests in the cultural politics of African cities, he has published articles on gender, popular culture, and youth in twentieth-century Tanzania.
Eileen Moyer is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to her own research and writing on street youth and urban Africa, she coordinates the activities of an international research network examining the introduction of widespread AIDS medicines in Africa and Asia and teaches medical anthropology at Amsterdam. Recent articles include, "Popular Cartographies: Youthful Imagining of the Global in the Streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania," which appeared in City and Societyy.
Timothy H. Parsons is an associate professor of History and African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1996. He is the author of The African Rank-and-File (Heinemann, 1999), The 1964 East African Army Mutinies and the Making of Modern East Africa (Praeger, 2003), and Race, Resistance and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africa (Ohio University Press, 2004). He is currently working on a project exploring the links between ethnicity and colonial land policies in Kenya.
Carol Summers is a professor of History at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in African History from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and has published From Civilization to Segregation: Social Ideals and Social Control in Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1934 (Ohio University Press, 1994) and Colonial Lessons: Africans' [End Page 150] Education in Southern Rhodesia 1918-1940 (Heinemann, 2002) as well as articles on both Zimbabwean and Ugandan history. She is currently in the middle of writing a book tentatively titled Restless Tongues: Scandal, Rudeness and Loyalty in Ugandan Mass Politics, 1939-1955