Sarah Balakrishnan

Sarah Balakrishnan

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Sarah Balakrishnan is a doctoral candidate in History at Harvard University, specializing in Colonial West Africa, the British Empire, and black international thought. Her dissertation, focusing on the four British West African colonies, traces the development of an anti-colonial ‘regionalist’ imaginary alongside changing rights over land, property, and territory in West Africa. Previously, Sarah obtained her B.A. in History and Political Theory at McGill University in 2014, her M.A. in History at Harvard University in 2016, and a Certificate in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2017. Her research is also supported by fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship at Harvard, and the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs (WCIA). Her latest journal articles have appeared in the publications History Compass and Transition. In her spare time, Sarah also does creative writing and is a former international debating champion.

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