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Yale University
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Agricultural history, environmental history, labor, development, oral history, African socialism, commodities, Ghana
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About Me

I am a social and environmental historian of colonial and post-colonial Africa and a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Yale University. My research looks at the history of Ghana’s rubber industry from ~1880 to the present. I use rubber forests, farms, and factories as lenses to explore how people in the colonial Gold Coast and Ghana — farmers and workers, politicians and union reps, traders and student activists, etc. — made sense of and responded to the possibilities and perils of producing for the world market. Since 2013, I have conducted extensive archival, oral historical, and participant observation research in Ghana, the United States, and the United Kingdom on this topic.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Colonialism, Environment, Family, Local & Regional, Race, Rural & Agrarian History, Science, Women