Ryan Carty

Year in Program: 4

Fields: African History (West Africa); Science and Technology Studies; World History

Advisors: Nwando Achebe, Jamie Monson

Committee: Glenn Chambers, Walter Hawthorne

Research Languages: English, French, Hausa (Ajami)

Educational Background: BA University of Pennsylvania 2013

Email: cartyrya@msu.edu

I am a Ph.D. Candidate with a major field in African history. My research explores the twentieth-century history of Muslim migrants in the Volta Basin. I examine how they adapted leatherworking practices and impacted the use of animal skins.