Bright Gyamfi is a PhD candidate in the Department of History in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to attending Northwestern, Gyamfi received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in History and Political Science. After his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Thomas J. McMahon IV Endowment for Excellence for the Pursuit of Scholarship at the University of Oxford where he earned an MSc in African Studies. In 2019, Gyamfi was named the winner of the Ghana Studies Association’s Conference Paper Prize for Emerging Scholars at the African Studies Association Conference in Boston. In 2020, he received both the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship to support his research work in Grenada, Suriname, Ghana, Senegal, and England. His research focuses on West African and African Diaspora intellectual history, nationalism, Pan-Africanism, Black Internationalism, and economic development.