Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is an assistant professor of history at the University of Waterloo and affiliated faculty at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Eastern African Studies, the Journal of World History, History in Africa, and the edited collection Decolonization and Conflict: Colonial Comparisons and Legacies, among other places.
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This social and political history analyzes how incarceration, a practice and policy with colonial origins, was central to both the exertion of and challenges to state power in postcolonial Uganda. The book also illustrates the persistent imbrication of prisons, punishment, politics, and struggles for decolonization and freedom across the globe.