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Queen's University

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Ph.D. Candidate
African History

Phone: 613-533-2150, ext. 77462
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office Hours:  Available by appointment, via Skype\



M.A. Queen's University, 2008
B.A. Honours, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007


My research and teaching interests include African history and historiography and World History with a special focus on the social histories of West African and East African colonial and post-colonial societies. I am especially interested in bringing issues of political-economy in conversation with gender, mobility and 'development'.

With the supervision of Dr. Robert Shenton, my doctoral thesis explores how extraction of labour and intrusion into the domestic sphere of production and reproduction worked to transform practices such as female circumcision, nudity and scarification into intimate sites of political contestation along the north-eastern borderlands of the Gold Coast (Ghana).

Courses Taught

2012-2013:  HIST 252 Africa in the Modern World.

2011-2012:  HIST 471 The Development of Capitalism in sub-Saharan Africa and a section of HIST 122 The Making of the Modern World.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000