Isaac Junior Kwarteng
Isaac Junior Kwarteng is a Ph.D student at the Department of History, Princeton University. His specialization is in Colonial and Post-Colonial Histories of Africa, specifically Ghana. His research explores how British Colonial Administration disrupted the (relative) stability in Denkyira, and further exacerbated personality clashes among important political figures of Denkyira between 1900 and 1955. Isaac is also interested in Slavery and Emancipation, Environmental history, and Social history. His interest in Slavery and Emancipation was influenced by the songs of Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, and Joseph Hills, popularly known as Culture.
Before joining the History Department at Princeton, Isaac earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honors in History from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Between September, 2019 and August, 2020, he served as a Teaching Assistant and the Department of History, University of Cape Coast. Among the courses Isaac taught were; History of Ottoman North Africa, A Survey of the History of Ghana up to the 19th and 20th centuries, Early West African Polities, and U. S. A and Russia up to the First World War.