As a Yale graduate student, I'm just starting my publication career. I am currently conducting dissertation research for my History Ph.D. But along the way, I've put together a few articles stemming from my Masters thesis on apartheid-era forced removals in Cape Town, and my PhD work on contemporary South African port culture.

More recently, I wrote a book about my research into South Africa's dockside nightclubs. Titled Sugar Girls & Seamen: A Journey into the World of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa, it is an ethnographic and popular account of the social dynamics of dockside "romance" in Cape Town and Durban. It is now available globally.

Listed below are my current and upcoming publications. Click on a title to learn more.


Sugar Girls & Seamen: A Journey into the World of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa
Johannesburg: Jacana, 2008.


Sailing Beyond Apartheid: The Impact of Seafaring on Coloured South African Seamen
in Carina Ray & Jeremy Rich (Eds.), Navigating African Maritime History, Research in Maritime History (St John's, Newfoundland: International Maritime Economic History Association, forthcoming)
Soliciting Sailors: The Temporal Dynamics of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa
Journal of Southern African Studies Vol.35, No.3 (Sept 2009): 699-713.
Trauma and Memory: The Impact of Apartheid-Era Forced Removals on Coloured Identity in Cape Town
in Mohamed Adhikari (Ed.), Burdened by Race: Coloured Identities in Southern Africa (Cape Town: UCT Press, 2009), pp.49-78.
Dockside Prostitution in South African Ports
History Compass Vol.6, No.3 (2008): 673-690.
Navigating Risk: Lessons From the Dockside Sex Trade for Reducing Violence in South Africa's Prostitution Industry
Sexuality Research & Social Policy: Journal of NSRC Vol.4, No.4 (Dec 2007): 106-119.
The Women of Durban's Dockside Sex Industry
in Rob Pattman & Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 441-452.
Sailors as Scribes: Travel Discourse and the (Con)textualization of the Khoikhoi at the Cape of Good Hope, 1649-1690
Journal of African Travel-Writing Vols. 8 & 9 (2001): 30-44.

Short Story

Compensation for a Native Mineworker
Ufahamu Vol. 26, Nos. 2 & 3 (1998): 105-109.