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Ethan Timmins-Schiffman with some residents of Gbangbadou, one of the larger towns on the road between Kankan and Kissidougou. Moustapha Camara, resident of Gbangbadou and Ethan's guide/translator there, suggested interviewing this particular family because the oldest generation could speak to how life in the town changed as a result of the road's construction in the 70s and 80s.
Thanks to the generous support of the MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Research Grant and the Council on African Studies’ Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa I have...
As I wrap up my summer internship in Lilongwe, I cannot thank the MacMillan Center enough for giving me the resources to broaden my horizons, grow as an individual and...
In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed...
Peter Rothpletz
Peter Rothpletz is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission, “Killing Children: Reflections on Sierra Leone’s Civil War,” ...
Danielle Harris is a junior in the undergraduate Human Rights Program and studies history and political science. This summer, she worked for ten weeks with the Legal Advocacy...
The following article written by Meredith Shepard, a postdoctoral associate in the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center, appeared in Public Books on July 23,...
Visiting the market in Kigali.
Thanks to generous funding from the MacMillan Center at Yale, I had the opportunity to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to do research for some articles I will be writing. While...