Katherine Mooney

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Katherine Mooney

Mershon Graduate Fellow


106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1367

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Areas of Expertise

  • African History
  • Swahili Language


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, History (In Progress)
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, History (2020)
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, World History and English Literature (2016)

Katherine Everett is a Ph.D student of African history (and a huge fan of Zamrock). In particular, she studies state-building following decolonization, global racial solidarity movements, and public diplomacy in Central and Southern Africa. Her dissertation, entitled “An Era of Post-Independence Possibility in Zambia,” will interrogate and explore Zambian international image-building, foreign partnership formation, and regional political influence from 1964 until 1976. She has completed ethnographic fieldwork and Swahili language competency in Arusha (TZ), Dar es Salaam (TZ), and Zanzibar (TZ) and archival fieldwork in Lusaka (ZM).

Additionally, she has served as a graduate research associate for the OSU Humanities Institute and Center for Humanities in Practice in order to study changing demographic trends in Ohio and as a participant ethnographer/researcher for the OSU Center for Folklore Studies in Waverly, Ohio.