Dr Peter Brooke's research is concerned with political culture in late-colonial and post-colonial Africa, specifically the role that the news media played in colonial liberation and post-colonial nation-building. Dr Brooke is particularly interested in local and transnational radio broadcasting and its impact on African audiences. His research is currently focussed on the media in Zambia, 1960-1980.His background is in decolonisation in Africa, Commonwealth immigration to Britain and the history of race relations.Dr Brooke came to Oxford from King’s College, London in 2017, where he taught colonial and modern British history.
Dr Brooke's latest book, 'Duncan Sandys and the Informal Politics of Britain’s Late Decolonisation (Palgrave, 2017)' will appeal to students of decolonisation and twentieth-century British politics alike. Find it here.