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Matthew Carotenuto

Matthew Carotenuto is Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of African Studies at St. Lawrence University. He works closely with St. Lawrence’s longstanding abroad program in Kenya, and with Katherine Luongo, author of the forthcoming, “Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and the Politics of Belonging” (Ohio University Press, 2016). Daniel Magaziner’s useful commentary helped shape this piece.

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Taylor Swift’s White Colonial Romance

Taylor Swift is a member of the Lion King generation, which means that, for her, African landscapes are nothing more than a rich tapestry of flora and fauna