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Nana Osei Quarshie

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Nana Osei Quarshie



Nana Osei Quarshie is Assistant Professor in the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, and in the Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Quarshie holds a BA in African Studies, History, and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2011). He read for the MSc in Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies at the London School of Economics (2012) and for the MA in History and Literature at Columbia Global Centers | Paris (2013), where he was also Pensionnaire Étranger at the Ecole Normale Supérieur - Ulm (2012-2013). Quarshie received his doctorate from the Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan (2020). His first book project, An African Pharmakon, examines the place of psychiatric care in processes of social stratification and in the production of national, regional, and ethnic diversity in West Africa. This research has been supported by the French National Research Agency, the Program in Race, Law, and History at the Michigan Law School, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. At Yale, Quarshie teaches on the global history of psychiatry and confinement, African systems of thought, and on historical methods beyond the archive.

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