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Personal Statement:

Kwabena Agyare Yeboah is a social historian whose wide range of interests include African history, history of public health & medicine, and public/ digital history. At UCSB, he will be studying the framing of HIV/AIDS in Ghana and its interface with the siting of the Akosombo dam (Volta River Project), ethnocentrism, women’s history, commercial sex work, and the misuse of statistics in quantitative epidemiology.   

Prior to joining the Department of History at UCSB, Kwabena worked as a curator at Nubuke Foundation, where he was responsible for exhibition making and programming as well as managing special projects like Artist Development Programmes and grantmaking. In 2021, ‘Look at We,’ a show that he curated was mentioned as one of the must see 10 cultural events in the world by Artforum. He  was the co-writer and writer of the 150,000 Euro ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAM: SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE and the Google Art & Culture grants respectively. He has previously worked as a freelance writer. 


    Professor Stephan F. Miescher 


Selected Publications:

Kwabena Agyare Yeboah. ‘We need to talk about Ghana’s Year of Return and its politics of exclusion.’ African Arguments (2019).

Kwabena Agyare Yeboah. ‘George Alhassan: Footballer and Photographer.’ Popula (2019). 


Awards & Professional Activities:

  • UCSB Chancellor’s Fellowship 2022 – 2023