Carly Lucas

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Carly Lucas looks at intellectual history in East Africa. Her dissertation focuses on the political theories and ideas that circulated Dar es Salaam and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) from 1965 through the 1980s. During this period, Dar’s thinkers and those who sought political refuge there cultivated a vibrant intellectual community. My current research focuses on their ideas about neocolonialism as well as its psychological consequences. She is interested in the movement of ideas, texts, and people in and out of this city, and how Dar’s pan-African circles urged fomented an intellectual movement around anti-imperialist discourses and debates.