Sarah Balakrishnan: President's Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarah Balakrishnan (she/her/hers) is a 2021–22 President's Postdoctoral Fellow.
President's Postdoctoral Fellow Program Mentor
Anticolonial Public: From Slavery to Independence in Southern Ghana, c. 1500-1957
I study the imperial encounter in southern Ghana (Gold Coast Colony) through changes to land, space, and political imagination. These spaces include enclosures, fences, prisons, cemeteries, roadways, and other kinds of public spaces. I show how these areas became loci for political power during colonial rule, developing new indigenous anticolonial practices.