Sandra Greene

Professor of History, Cornell University

My research interests focus on West Africa and more specifically the social and cultural history of Ghana from the height of the Atlantic slave trade (in the 18th century) through the early colonial period (up to World War Two).  Of particular interest to me are changes in gender and ethnic relations, African belief systems and the history of slavery.

The courses I teach reflect these research interests as well as my fascination with Africa's encounter with other worlds (the Americas, Europe, the Islamic world, the Indian Ocean world).