Laura J. Mitchell Laura J. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of African History at UC Irvine and the author of Belongings: Property, Family and Identity in Colonial South Africa.

Laura J. Mitchell is Associate Professor of African History, UC Irvine and the author of Belongings: Property, Family and Identity in Colonial South Africa (2009)

Mitchell holds a PhD from UCLA and a master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the faculty in Irvine, she worked in South Africa, Cameroon, and Morocco for US government, corporate, and NGO projects.