Benjamin Talton is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Temple University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and his BA in History at Howard University. Professor Talton is the author of Politics of Social Change in Ghana: The Konkomba Struggle for Political Equality (Palgrave 2010) and most recently In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics (Penn Press 2019). In addition to these books, he co-edited, with Dr. Quincy Mills, Black Subjects in Africa and its Diaspora: Race and Gender in Research and Writing (Palgrave 2011). Professor Talton’s scholarship has also been published in the African Studies Review, Ghana Studies, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, and The American Historical Review, and his essays have appeared in the Washington Post, and online in Africa Is A Country and the Conversation.
Professor Talton is an Associate Editor of African Studies Review and sits on the executive board of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD). He is a past president of the Ghana Studies Association.