Faculty/Graduate Student Workshop with Sarah Balakrishnan

November 30, -
Speaker(s): Dr. Sarah Balakrishnan

History Hub presents:

Sarah Balakrishnan will share a draft chapter from her book manuscript on spiritual ecologies in the precolonial Gold Coast, and early European-African struggles over control of the land.

Balakrishnan is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History at Duke University, specializing in sub-Saharan Africa, colonialism, and the Atlantic slave trade. She received her PhD in History from Harvard University in 2020. Prior to joining the History Department at Duke, she was a Carter G. Woodson Fellow at the University of Virginia and a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Balakrishnan is also an award-winning fiction writer. In 2022, she was awarded the Narrative Prize for her story, "Rouses Point," which featured on the cover of Narrative Magazine in Fall 2022.


History Department


Craig Kolman