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Dr. Kwaku Nti

Associate Professor of History (2011).   
B. A. (Hon), University of Ghana(1989); P.G.C.E., University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1994); M. Phil., University of Ghana (1998); M. A. History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (2005); Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing (2011).

Teaching and Research Interests:

African Diaspora: Historic and Contemporary, Atlantic World History, Globalization in World History, African History: Ancient, Colonial, and Contemporary, African American History

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3020 The African Diaspora
  • HIST 3150 History of Africa to 1800
  • HIST 3160 History of Africa since 1800
  • HIST 4635: Senior Seminar in World History
  • HIST 5200 Topics in African History


Contact Information:
Department of History
Georgia Southern University, Armstrong
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Office: Hawes 108B
Tel.: 912-344-2701
Fax: 912-478-0377

Selected Publications:

  • Maritime Culture and Everyday Life in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Coastal Ghana: A Social History of Cape Coast (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2023)
  • “Culture and Development: Indigenous Structures, Gender, and Everyday Life in Colonial Coastal Southern Ghana,” Chapter 14 in Akinloye Ojo, Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe, and Felisters Jepchirchir Kiprono (Eds.), Gender and Development in Africa and its Diaspora (New York, NY: Routledge, 2019), pp. 167 – 176.
  • “The Dynamics of Revenue and Relations: Contents and Discontents in Historic African Diaspora Experiences in Ghana;” Chapter Four in Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe, Rotimi Williams Omotoye, and Lydia Bosede Akande (eds.), Contextualizing Africans and Globalization: Expressions in Sociopolitical and Religious Contents and Discontents (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016), pp. 39 – 50.
  •  From Politics to Tourism: Pan-African Connections, Development, and Experiences of the Historic African Diaspora in Ghana, in Coleen Roscoe (ed.), Ghana: Economic, Social, and Political Issues (New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2014), pp. 1 – 14.
  • “Illusions of Western Democratic Experimentation in Africa: Ghana a Case of Congenital Challenges,” Journal of International Studies and Development, Volume 7, Spring 2018, pp. 128 – 152.

Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:

  • Facilitator, Savannah State University, 2018 Fulbright Program Seminar / Workshop, March 24, 2018, New Student Union Center, “The Double Slave Trade and Forced Labor in Precolonial Ghana”
  • Referee, African History, Languages, and Literatures Bibliography Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries / Choice’s Resources for College Libraries, 2018
  • Reviewer, H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online (H-War), 2018
  • Department of History, Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA, Summer Internal Research Grant, 2017

Current Research:

  • Of Wills and the Willingness to Write Wills: Bequeathing of Property among the Akan of Ghana

Last updated: 1/18/2024