Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of History

Professor Sackeyfio-Lenoch holds a Ph.D. in African history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in West Africa and the history of Ghana. 

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Carson Hall, Room C406
HB 6107




  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. Winston Salem State University

Selected Publications

  • “Family and History Mix during a Fulbright Year: A personal and intellectual Journey in Ghana,” Perspectives Daily, (September 2021) in Perspectives on History, Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association

    “Connecting decolonization in Africa and the US Civil Rights Movement,” World History Project, Bill Gates Foundation, (Summer 2020)

    “Reframing Yaa Asantewaa through the Shifting Paradigms of African Historiography,” in The Routledge Companion to Black Women’s Cultural Histories, ed. Janell C. Hobson, (Routledge, 2021), 236-244.

    "Women’s International Alliances in an Emergent Ghana." Journal of West African History, 4:1 (2018), 27-56.

    “The Ghana Trades Union Congress and the Politics of International Labor Alliances, 1957–1971.” International Review of Social History, 62:2 (2017), 191-213.

    “Decolonization, Cold War Dynamics and Nation Building in Ghana-Asia Relations: 1957- 1966.” The International Journal of African Historical Studies, 49:1 (2016), 235-253.

    The Politics of Chieftaincy: Authority and Property in Colonial Ghana, 1920-1950 (University of Rochester Press, Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora Series, 2014).

    “The Politics of Land and Urban Space in Colonial Accra,” History in Africa, 39 (2012): 293-329. 


Works In Progress

Cultural Production, the Arts and Intellectual Life in Postcolonial Ghana, 1960-1992, Book-length Project.