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Chernoh Bah


Chernoh Alpha M. Bah is a doctoral student in the Department of History. Educated at Sierra Leone's Fourah Bay College, he holds a BA in history and sociology, and a diploma in African Studies. Before coming to Northwestern, he worked extensively in West Africa as a journalist, political activist, and writer. Bah is the author of The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals, and Rogue Politicians (2015), and Neocolonialism in West Africa: A Collections of Articles and Essays (2014), and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Africanist Press, a media agency and investigative journalism project focusing on democracy and free speech in Africa. His current research focuses on the history of medicine and medical experimentation in colonial West Africa.

Other Publications

  • “Eurocentric Epistemology: Questioning the Narrative on the Epidemic’s Origin” in Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid (eds) Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy, (London: Zed Press, 2017) pp.47-68.
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