Presentations

To share and receive feedback on my findings, I have presented my research at numerous universities and conferences. I also make a concerted effort to organize conference panels that bring scholars together on a common topic, which I find can inspire generative discussions and meaningful connections across and within intellectual communities.

Invited Talks

“’We Must Have Every Ounce’: The Gold Coast Rubber Campaign during the Second World War,” University of Ghana History Department Seminar, September 2017.

Conference Participation

Submitted: “‘We Were Driven to Fight’: African Resilience, Restorative Research, and the Gold Coast’s Rubber Boom, 1880-1900,” on panel “Race and Resilience Otherwise,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, March 2019.

Submitted: “Problems of Place: A Conversation on Representation, Engagement, and Community,” Roundtable organized for the American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, March 2019.

Upcoming: “‘A Better Relationship with Our Neighbors’: The Climate Crisis of 1983 and the Origins of Corporate Social Responsibility in Western Ghana,” on panel “Negotiating Corporate Capitalism,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2019.

“‘An Imperialist Factory on Our Soil’?: Firestone, Plantation Paternalism, and Working for Personhood in Ghana, 1967-81,” on panel “Encountering Agribusiness,” Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, June 2019.

“‘Firestone – In Ghana, with Ghana’: Rubber, Employment, and Neocolonialism in Ghana, 1966-81,” on panel “Beyond the ‘Political Kingdom’: Struggles for Sovereignty in Post-colonial Ghana,” sponsored by the Ghana Studies Association, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2018.

“‘It’s All Work and Happiness on the Farms’: Agricultural Development Between the Blocs in Nkrumah’s Ghana,” Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, May 2018.

“‘In the Nature of a Crusade’: The Gold Coast Rubber Campaign during the Second World War,” Yale University New Perspectives in Environmental History, April 2018.

“Tapping Ghanaians: Kwame Nkrumah’s Rubber Project, 1958-68,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, March 2018.

“’It’s All Work and Happiness on the Farms’: Agricultural Development Between the Blocs in Nkrumah’s Ghana,” Greater NY African History Workshop, March 2018.

“Tapping Ghanaians: Kwame Nkrumah’s Rubber Scheme, 1957-1966,” Greater New York African History Workshop, Drexel University, April 2016 and African Peoples and Their Environments Workshop, Georgetown University, April 2016.

“’Yu No Sidon, Yu Wan Ledon – Yu Go Fodon’: Rice Hunger, and Memory in Sierra Leone,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2015.

“A Trail of Tales: Homegrown Commodities and Global Communities,” Watson Foundation Annual Fellows Conference, August 2014.

Internal / Departmental Presentations 

“Planting Trees, Tapping Ghanaians: Cultivating Rubber and Nationhood in 20th Century Ghana,” Yale University Environmental History Prospectus Workshop, December 2016.

“Planting Trees, Tapping Ghanaians: History of the Rubber Industry in Ghana, 1957-Present – Preliminary Findings,” Yale University Council on African Studies Brown Bag Series, January 2016.