If you would like PDFs of any of the publications listed below, please feel free to email me.

Journal Articles

“‘It’s all Work and Happiness on the Farms’: Agricultural Development Between the Blocs in Nkrumah’s Ghana,” The Journal of African History 60:1 (2019): 25-44.

“‘In the Nature of a Crusade’: Wartime Extraction and the Seeds of Industrialization in the Gold Coast,” Journal of West African History 6:1 (2020): 63-90.

Book Reviews

Review of Mediators, Contract Men, and Colonial Capital: Mechanized Gold Mining in the Gold Coast Colony, 1879-1909, by Cassandra Mark-Thiesen. African Studies Review (2019).

Review of Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth Century Ghana, by Bianca Murillo. Journal of Modern African Studies (2017).

Other / Online Work

“The Contested Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana,” Africa is a Country, September 6, 2018.

“Problems of Place: Reflections on Belonging in African Environmental History,” Environmental History NowJanuary 17, 2019.

“‘Probably New to Science’: Locating Indigenous Knowledge in Colonial Archives,” Environmental History NowMarch 25, 2019.


Over the years my research has been generously funded by grants and fellowships from several organizations and schools:

International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; for research in US, UK, and Ghana, 2016-17

International Dissertation Research Fellowship, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University; for research in UK, 2017

Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa, Council on African Studies, Yale University; for research in Ghana, 2015

Pre-Dissertation Grant, Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University; for research in Ghana, 2015

Beinecke Scholarship, Beinecke Foundation; for graduate studies, 2014-15 (awarded 2011)

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Watson Foundation; for research in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Malaysia, 2013-14

Alpha Delta Phi Research Grant, Amherst College; for research in Sierra Leone, 2012