Kofi Takyi Asante

Area(s) of Interest:  Political Sociology, Comparative historical sociology, Colonialism, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Migration, Cultural Sociology

Current Research

My dissertation, titled "Collusion, Collaboration, and Conflict: the Role of African Merchant Princes in Gold Coast Colonial State Formation," is an interdisciplinary project that examines state formation in the British colony of the Gold Coast, and highlights the fundamental roles that Africans played in this process.


Forthcoming. "National Movements in Colonial Africa," chapter in The History of African Development (Ewout Frankema and Ellen Hilbom, eds.)

2008. (with Nana A. Anyidoho) "Truly National? Social Exclusion and the Ghana@50 Celebrations," Ghana Studies, 11: 139-173.

Working paper

2013. "Nets and Nettles: Two Conceptions of Community for Two Ghanaian Migrant Businesses," Buffett Center Working Paper Series, No. 13-002.