Courses on West African history, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, comparative slavery, gender in African history, health, disease, and ecology in African history, and the social history of alcohol. Offers graduate research seminar on sources, methods and themes in African history. Research interests include ecology, social history, cultural history, disease and medicine, the African diaspora, political economy and trade.
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Hippolyte Fofack, “The Contribution of African Women to Economic Growth and Development: Historical Perspectives and Policy Implications – Part I: The Pre-colonial and Colonial Periods.” World Bank, Policy Research Working Paper, WPS 6051, April 2012.
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates Jr., eds., Dictionary of African Biography 6 Vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
"Africa, the Arabian Gulf and Asia: Changing Dynamics in Contemporary West Africa’s Political Economy," Journal of African Development, 13: 1 (Spring 2011), 73-105.
- Between the Sea and the Lagoon: an Eco-Social History of the Anlo of Southeastern Ghana, c.1850 to Recent Times (2001)
- Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (1996)
Position: Professor of History
Specialty: West African History, comparative slavery, social and cultural history
Spring Term 2013:
- History 97: Sophomore Tutorial
Center for Government and International Studies-South Building
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-5pm