Kwabena Akurang-Parry

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor


Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania


Mailing Address

Department of History
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 717 477 1286
fax: 717 477 4062

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry, a Ghanaian poet and historian, is an Associate
Professor of African History and World History at Shippensburg University,
Pennsylvania. He is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; the Institute of African Studies,
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana; and Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in African history from York
University, Toronto, Canada, in 1999.

His research primary foci are comparative slavery and abolition; colonial
rule and African responses; and gender in the Gold Coast (Ghana).

Teaching Interests

He has held teaching posts at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, and
York University, Toronto, Canada.


He has published over fifty articles, some of which have appeared in
Slavery and Abolition, African Economic History, The International Journal
of African Historical Studies, History in Africa, Transactions of the
Historical Society of Ghana, Left History, International Journal of
Regional Local Studies, African Identities, Refuge, Ghana Studies, African
Issues, Groniek, and the Journal of Cultural Studies.

He is the co-editor of African Agency and European Colonialism:
Latitudes of Negotiation and Containment (University Press of
America, 2007).

Some of his poems have appeared in Okike and Ufahamu.


slavery ; colonial rule ; gender.