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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 3, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Jeff Grischow

Associate Professor (Africa, World History, Comparative Development Studies). Associate Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Contact Information
Email: jgrischow@wlu.ca
Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.3347
Fax: 519 884 8854
Office Location: DAWB 4-155
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:30-1:00
Biography
 

Academic Interests

African History (Ghana); World History and Comparative Development Studies.

Recent Publications

Monographs

Shaping Tradition: Civil Society, Community and Development in Colonial Northern Ghana, 1899-1957. Brill Academic Press (November, 2006).

Articles

“Disability and Rehabilitation in Late Colonial Ghana,” Review of Disability Studies, 7(3&4)(2011): 43-51.

"Kwame Nkrumah, Disability and Rehabilitation In Ghana, 1957-66,” Journal of African History, 52(2)(2011):179-99.

“Colonial famine relief and development policies: Towards an environmental history of Northern Ghana,” Global Environment (forthcoming, 2012). With Holger Weiss

“Social Capital, Chiefs and Agrarian Change in Southern Ghana,” Journal of Agrarian Change (Vol.8, No.1, 2008).

The Power of Social Capital: Historical Case Studies from Colonial Uganda and the Gold Coast,” Canadian Journal of African Studies, 42(1)(2008):98-130.  With Glenn McKnight.

 "K.R.S. Morris and Tsetse Control in Ghana, 1926-51," Africa ( November 2006).

"Capitalism (Africa)," New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons), 2005.

"Rhyming Development: Practising Post-Development in Colonial Ghana and Uganda," Journal of Historical Sociology (16)(4)(December, 2003), with Glenn McKnight.

"Late Colonial Development in British West Africa: The Gonja Development Project in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, 1948-57," Canadian Journal of African Studies (35)(2)(2001)

"Corruptions of Development in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, 1927-1957," Journal of Peasant Studies, 26(1)(October, 1998).

Working Papers

"Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis in the Gold Coast, 1924-1954," WOPAG (Working Papers on Ghana: Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Asian and African, Studies, University of Helsinki), No.5/2004.

"Globalisation, development and disease in colonial Northern Ghana, 1906-1960," WOPAG (Working Papers on Ghana: Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Asian and African, Studies, University of Helsinki), No.9/2006.