Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies Spencer 251B / ext. 3139

Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies
B.A., MPhil., University of Ghana; A.M., PhD., History, Harvard University


Emmanuel Asiedu-Acquah has a BA in history and an MPhil in African studies from the University of Ghana, and an AM and a PhD in history from Harvard. He works on modern West Africa with a particular interest in youth culture and popular politics, students and nationalism, and mass media and development in Ghana and the wider West African region. His teaching interests include globalization, early and modern Africa, West Africa, and 19th- and 20th-century international politics. He is a recipient of the Kennedy Fellowship for early-career faculty development (2017-2019). His research has been published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage) and the Dictionary of African Biography (Oxford University Press). He is currently completing a book project tentatively titled “‘Scions of the People’: Student Activists and Popular Politics in Ghana,” which examines the local and transnational activism of students in Ghana from the 1950s to recent times.