Seeing Like a Citizen

In Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya, 1945–1980 (Ohio University Press, 2019), Kara Moskowitz ’06 approaches Kenya’s late colonial and early post-colonial eras as a single period of political, economic, and social transition. In focusing on rural Kenyans — the vast majority of the populace and the main targets of development interventions — as they actively sought access to aid, she offers new insights into the texture of political life in decolonizing Kenya and the early post-colonial world.