Ashley Brooke Rockenbach

Academic background:

  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ph.D. in African History, current
    • Advisors: Derek R. Peterson and Pamela Ballinger
    • Committee: Nancy R. Hunt, Anne Pitcher, and Elisha Renne
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, M.A. in African History, 2011
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A. with High Honors in U.S. History, 2005

Research Interests: Ms. Rockenbach studies the history of citizenship, refugees, and population management in central Africa, with specific focus on Uganda and Rwanda. She has recently completed 11 months of fieldwork in southwestern Uganda for her dissertation on the intertwined histories of: 1.) Banyarwanda displacement and settlement in the region during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and 2.) the emergence of colonial and postcolonial refugee management regimes in Uganda.

Key words: Refugees, Banyarwanda, settlements, mobility, population management, citizenship, state formation

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA
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