Laura J. Fair

Laura Fair is a Professor of African History, specializing in twentieth-century East African social, cultural, and gender studies. Her books include Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community, and Identity in Post-Abolition Urban Zanzibar (Ohio University Press, 2001), Historia ya Jamii ya Zanzibar na Nyimbo za Siti binti Saad (African Books Collective, 2013), and Reel Pleasures: Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth Century Urban Tanzania (Ohio University Press, 2018). Her current research traces transformations in food, farming and eating habits in Zanzibar.

Laura Fair serves as an Advisory Committee Member.