Nana Osei Quarshie

Nana Osei Quarshie joins Yale as an Assistant Professor in History and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine. His research examines the place of psychiatric care in processes of social stratification and in the production of national, regional, and ethnic diversity in West Africa. His first book, An African Pharmakon, brings together a history of urban social control, psychiatric care, and changing patterns in regional migration to Ghana. This research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the French National Research Agency, among others. Quarshie received his doctorate in 2020 from the Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan. At Yale, he will be teaching courses on the global history of psychiatry and confinement, African systems of thought, and on historical methods beyond the archive.