Elisa Prosperetti, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

I am currently a Graduate Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, specializing in modern African and global history. My dissertation examines the transnational history of postcolonial education in West Africa, focusing on regional rivals Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

With this website, I hope to share some of the work that I have done over the last few years. My most up-to-date CV is available here. My email is elisap@princeton.edu.



November 29, 2018: Massive, Unconventional and Expensive: Manpower Estimates and Structural Adjustment in West Africa, 1960–1985 – Presenter and Panel Chair: For Whom, For What?: Debating Development Narratives in Postcolonial Africa, African Studies Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, United States).

December 7, 2018: “‘A Revolution of Expectations’: West African Schooling and the Fracture of Consensus” Columbia University Africa Dissertation Workshop (New York).

January 27, 2019: Bilan d’un pari : regards croisés sur l’éducation et le développement en Côte d’Ivoire et au Ghana, de 1957 à nos joursSortir de L’École: Éducation et Jeunesse en Côte d’Ivoire Postcoloniale (Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire).

[For more information, visit the Sortir de l’École website.]

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