Skip to main content

Department ofHistory

Harry Odamtten

Harry Nii Koney Odamtten

Associate Professor

Harry Nii Koney Odamtten is Associate Professor of African and Atlantic History at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. He holds a Dual Ph.D. in African American & African Studies, and History from Michigan State University, 2010 and earned his Bachelors from the University of Ghana, Legon, 2001.

Odamtten is primarily an intellectual and social historian, and has recently published Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019). He is also an Editor of the Journal of West African History. His research and publications span African and African Diaspora intellectual and social history, African and African-American gender and women’s studies, Pan-Africanism, Hip-Hop and public culture. He teaches courses on Africa and others at the intersection of Africa, its African Diaspora, and the Atlantic Diaspora.

Courses

Taught

HIST  11A/12A  Africa and Atlantic History

HIST 91  Africa in World History

HIST 104 World History until 1492

HIST 140  African Lives: The Atlantic Era

Hist 157 Black Atlantic Migrations

 

Future/Developing

Hip Hop and Public Culture in Africa

Black Internationalism

(Re) Inventing Africa

Publications

Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019)

"The Significance of Things Fall Apart to African Historiography" Interventions: International Journal of Post-Colonial Studies, Vol. 11 (2) 161-165, 2009

"They Bleed But They Don't Die: Towards a Theoretical Canon on Ga-Adangbe Gender Studies" Journal of Pan African Studies, Vol.5 (2) 110-127, April 2012

"Hip-Hop Speaks, Hip-Life Answers: Global African Music" in Native Tongues: The African Hip-Hop ReaderEdited by Paul Saucier (New Jersey: Africa World Press, September, 2011)

"Pan-Africanism; Ties that Bind Ghana and the United States" in Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21stCentury Classroom Edited by Brandon Lundy and Solomon Negash (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013)

"Critical departures in the Practice of Pan-Africanism" in Pan-Africanism, Citizenship and Identity Edited by Toyin Falola and Kwame Essien (New York: Routledge, 2013)

“Dode Akabi: A Reexamination of the Oral and Textual Narratives of a ‘Wicked’ Female King” Journal of Women’s History Vol. 27 (3) 61-85, 2015.

 

 

Email
hodamtten@scu.edu
Phone
408-554-4454
Location
O'Connor Hall 23