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Lacy S. Ferrell is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who decided that she wanted to teach history after a particularly colorful eighth-grade Western Civilizations class. In college, she discovered African history when she took a course on Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa, and hasn’t looked back since. After a brief excursion to Canada, Lacy continued her adventures across the Frozen North and went to the University of Wisconsin, where she wrote her dissertation, “Fighting for the Future: A History of Education in Colonial Ghana, c. 1900-1940.” Her archival and field research was carried out in Ghana, England, and Switzerland. Her favorite Ghanaian dish is kenkey and tilapia.
Dr. Ferrell’s research interests include childhood, education, colonialism, and gender. In addition to finishing her book manuscript on childhood and education in Colonial Ghana, she is currently working on an article examining how education impacted children in a rural community in northern Ghana during the 1930s.
PhD African History (2013): University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA African History (2009): University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA History (2006): McGill University
BA History, Minor in French (2005): Dartmouth College
HIST 102: World History, 1500-1815
HIST 103: World History, 1815-Present
HIST 330: Africa Before 1800
HIST 331: Colonial Africa
HIST 332: History of Black Diaspora
HIST 333: Visual Cultures of Africa
HIST 334: Gender and Sexuality in African History
HIST 461: Health and Healing in African History
HIST 481: Senior Thesis
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