E. Mintah Danquah

Position title: TA: History 130 with Lecturer Paul Grant

Email: edanquah@wisc.edu

Advisor: James Sweet

Office: 4272 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 4039 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: By Appointment

E. Mintah Danquah headshot


I am interested in Atlantic return migration, transnationalism and decolonization in West Africa. My PhD. research interest focuses on how the Kru people used their connections and settlements, particularly Krutowns, in British West Africa to question the legitimacy of Black Americo-Liberian domination/rule in Liberia. Through their challenge of the Americo-Liberian state, I focus on how Kru migrants create new forms of transnational urban politics in their British West African settlements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I investigate the kind of political imagination Kru people express as they challenge Black Americo-Liberian state and how that shapes our understanding of anti-colonial resistance in West Africa.


M.A., University of Ghana
B.A, University of Education Winneba


  • African History

MA Title

  • “A history of Liberian Migrants in the Gold Coast/Ghana, c. 1880-1980”

Selected Awards

  • African Studies Program 2023 Fellowship for Graduate Student University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall 2022.
  • Ajaye Endowment Scholarship for History 2019-2020, Department of History, University of Ghana.
  • Best Graduating Long 2016-2017, Department of History Education, Winneba.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Study of the Worldwide African diaspora (ASWAD)