William FitzSimons

William FitzSimons is a doctoral student studying African history, with a focus on decentralized societies in precolonial eastern Africa. His interests include acephalous political institutions, pastoralism, precolonial military history, the construction of social identity, and methods for historical research without documents, including historical linguistics. He is also a participant in the Program of African Studies.

William earned his BA in history and philosophy at Union College, NY and Master’s degrees in history from Tufts University, MA and from Northwestern University.