Scholar: Jesse Weaver Shipley

Jesse Shipley is Assistant Professor of Africa and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology at Bard College. His areas of interest include Ghana and the African Diaspora; global racial politics race; British colonialism, postcolonial states, and national citizenship; mass media, popular culture and performance. Awards: Fulbright-IIE Dissertation Grant, Accra, Ghana (1998–99); Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant for Dissertation Research (1998–2000) Accra, Ghana; Residential Predoctoral Fellowship, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (2001–03). Publications include: From Visuality to Postcolonial African Politics: An Interview with Mohamed Saidou N’Daou (Public Culture 2004); “The Best Tradition Goes On: Popular Theater and Televised Soap in Neoliberal Ghana” in Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction in Africa (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming); coauthor, “African/Diaspora History: W. E. B. DuBois and Pan-Africanism in Ghana” (in Ghana in Africa and the World: Essays in honor of Adu Boahen (Africa World Press, 2003).