Cassandra Thiesen-Mark (University of Basel),“Life, Labor and Atlantic Commerce between the Manoh River and Fishermans Lake (West Africa) in the 19th century” (Yale Agrarian Studies)

Event time: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
230 Prospect Street (PROS230), 101 See map
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Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen 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.