I am a doctoral student in Area Studies (Africa) at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). My research interest lies in the extractive industries in sub-Saharan Africa and their relationships with society from a historical perspective. Currently, my research focuses on the gold mining communities of Obuasi and Konongo in Ghana as case studies to examine how they served as hotbeds of contestation among multiple political and social actors over the access to mineral wealth amidst decolonisation and the early post-colonial challenge of African nation-state building. I dwell on these cases to further interrogate how global market and capital influenced the Ghanaian mining environment in general and how that particularly impacted the various actors and their relationships at the local community level.
I hold a BA in history from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and an MA in Applied and Interdisciplinary History “Usable Pasts” from the National Research University-Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
St Cross College
Supervisor: Dr Miles Larmer
Extractuve Industries, Colonialism, Nationalism and Decolonisation, Labour Migration