Sarah Balakrishnan

Doctoral candidate in African History at Harvard University

Sarah Balakrishnan is a doctoral candidate in African History at Harvard University. Her dissertation traces the development of a “colonial public” in Southern Ghana from 1870-1940. Her project is concerned with the emergence of the colonial “masses,” and the ways in which changes to land tenure, property development, or the spatial position of social bodies (ie. the ancestors) inculcated new visions of political community.