Life, Labor and Atlantic Commerce between Manoh River and Fisherman’s Lake (West Africa) in the 19th century (Yale Agrarian Studies)

Friday, March 27, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Cassandra Thiesen-Mark (University of Basel)

Dr. Cassandra Thiesen-Mark is a Research Associate (Marie-Heim Vögtlin / Swiss National Science Foundation) of the History Department of the University of Basel, where she was previously a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow from 2012-2016. 

She has researched the social and economic history of West Africa, especially Ghana and Liberia. Her first book took a global labor history approach to the history of the first mechanized gold mines in the Gold Coast Colony. Currently, she is working on an entangled history of state-sponsored agricultural research and practices in Liberia. She is also co-editing a volume on memory, commemoration and the politics of historical memory in Africa.

The Agrarian Studies Program presents a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

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