John Kegel

John Kegel specialises in African military and economic history from roughly 1850 to the present. His PhD (2020), completed under the supervision of Dr Giacomo Macola, on the Rwandan struggle for Liberation (1990-1994) looks at the civil war which preceded and ended the genocide of 1994. Besides extensive archival research it is based on interviews with veterans of the war collected during six months of fieldwork in Rwanda.

Since October 2022 John has worked at the ASCL, where his research, sponsored by Ford Foundation, will focus on the history of colonial concessionary companies in sub-Saharan Africa between roughly 1880-1960. Previously, John has worked or taught at the University of Kent, the London School of Economics and London Business School.