Richard Reid

Richard Reid is Professor of African History in the Faculty of History and a Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. His work has focused particularly on the history of political culture, historical consciousness, warfare and militarism in Africa, notably eastern and northeast Africa, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. He is the author of a number of books, most recently A History of Modern Uganda (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Warfare in African History (Cambridge University Press, 2012), while a revised third edition of his History of Modern Africa: from 1800 to the present (Wiley) appeared in 2019. A former editor of the Journal of African History, most recently he has written a first-hand account of the social, political, and cultural impact of conflict in the Horn, Shallow Graves: a memoir of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war (Hurst, 2020).