Kwame Essien

Lehigh University History - Kwame Essien
First Name: 
Kwame
Last Name: 
Essien
Full Title: 
Assistant Professor
Education: 
PHD, Texas, Austin, 2010
Interests: 
Africa, African diaspora
Address: 
Maginnes 323
Phone: 
610-758-4870
Profile: 

Kwame Essien is an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies. Essien’s interdisciplinary research  focuses on comparative histories of slavery, reverse migrations, race and cultures in Africa and the African Diaspora/Atlantic world. He is the co-author of Culture and Customs of Sudan (2009) and has published other works. His tentative book manuscript, Crisscrossing the Brazil-Ghana Atlantic: Slavery, Dissonance of Memory, Identity, and Locating Home, traces the history of emancipated Brazilian-African slaves and their descendants (the Tabom) in Ghana. His next project is a comparative study of African communities in China and Chinese immigrants / expatriates in Ghana.