Elliot Ross is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His dissertation examines narratives of the Kenyan War of Independence and its afterlives, and considers questions of historical reparation, anti-colonialism and human rights. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, and many other publications. He worked for five years as senior editor of Africa is a Country. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Elliot will facilitate a series of discussions with Africanist scholars in NYC public schools and publish podcasts of these events.