I am an Africanist dedicated to utilizing digital history and computational methods to study, preserve, and promote African Studies to a wide audience. Currently, I am applying these skills as a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in African History at North Carolina State University, where I teach introductory and upper-level courses in African history. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of History at Michigan State University. My research examines the history of Zulu amabutho (age-grades, regiments) from the time of Shaka Zulu to the present. I created a digital archive of the 2010 World Cup. I mapped the expansion of Zuluness through public displays using StoryMapsJS. I write regularly and serve as a contributing editor for Africa is a Country, profiling digital Africanist projects and sharing my own research. I have also written for GradHacker and Football Is Coming Home.