Bright Gyamfi

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Northwestern University. My research sits at the intersection of West African and African Diaspora intellectual history, nationalism, gender, pan-Africanism, Black internationalism, and economic development. My first book project examines African intellectuals who worked to transform and radicalize the study of Africa in academic and intellectual centers around the Atlantic. My work has appeared in the Journal of African American History, African Studies Review, and Africa is a Country.


“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.” 

 - bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom