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.