Emmanuel Akyeampong


Emmanuel K. Akyeampong is Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies and Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He was appointed Loeb Harvard College Professor in July 2005. Akyeampong is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (FGA) and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK). He serves as the president of the African Public Broadcasting Foundation (US). He is a co-founder and director of the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions, and Economic Enterprise (IIAS) based in Accra, Ghana. He served as chair of the Committee on African Studies at Harvard from July 2002 to June 2006. Professor Akyeampong earned a doctorate in African history from the University of Virginia, a master of arts from Wake Forest University, and a bachelor of arts in history and religion from the University of Ghana at Legon.

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