I am a historian of Africa and the world whose interests include interdisciplinary methodologies, critical theory, and popular ways of thinking about the past. My work ranges from gender and slavery in West Africa to critical pedagogy, comics in history, and the commemoration and memories of veterans’ experiences. My overarching ambition is to design trajectories that guide students through increasingly sophisticated understandings of the past and its meanings. These pathways are as important for primary school children in Ghana as they are for first-generation college students in California. I’m also fascinated by the presence of the past. By exploring my own and others’ entangled relationships to history, I strive to create meaningful and useful interventions in the classroom, in public, and in scholarly text.