Bright Gyamfi is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of History. Prior to attending Northwestern University, he received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame where he majored in history and political science. While at Notre Dame, he received several research grants including the Balfour Hesburgh Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Experiencing the World Fellowship that enabled him to conduct archival research in Ghana, the United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States. He was a recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
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. His research focuses on West African intellectual history, nationalism, Pan-Africanism, and institutes of African studies.