University of Oxford
School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford
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My current doctoral research in Oxford focuses on the extractive industry of gold and its relationship with societies in sub-Saharan Africa during decolonization and early post-independence period. I am particularly interested in how global market of gold, labour, extraction methods, traditional institutions, and governments altogether complicated extractive communities (making them grounds of contestations between various actors) over this transition period and how that could help understand this enterprise beyond the binary characterization of the sector into colonial against post-colonial.
I hold a bachelor degree in history from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and a masters degree in Applied and Interdisciplinary History “Usable Pasts” from the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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