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About E. Agorsah

Dr. E. Kofi Agorsah, (Ph.D. Archaeology), University of California (UCLA) was Chair of Black Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. Formerly Keeper of the Ghana Museums & Monuments Board, Accra, he was full professor of Black Studies and International Studies at Portland State University (PSU) and formerly Co-Chair of the Diversity Action Council (DAC) PSU. He was the Cluster Coordinator of African and Caribbean Studies, Area Coordinator of African Studies for International Studies and directed PSU's African and Caribbean Studies Overseas programs. He pioneered research and teaching programs in Archaeology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica, becoming the first Edward Moulton-Barrett Lecturer in Archaeology. Formerly a Director and Vice President of the International Association For Caribbean Archaeology (IACA), and a US. Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Agorsah is a leading authority on the Archaeology of Maroon heritage and has also served on the Board of specialists of the African Burial Ground Project (ABG) of New York. Dr. Agorsah has many book, chapter, journal and edited publications on Caribbean, African and African Diaspora including Maroon Heritage (1994); Freedom in Black History and Culture (2001), An Ethnographic Analysis of Human functional Dynamics in the Volta Basin of Ghana (2003); Africa and the African Diaspora (2006), Religion Ritual and African Tradition (2010). Dr. Agorsah retired from PSU in 2015.

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Present Professor Emeritus, Portland State University Black Studies
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1983 PhD, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Archaeology program
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1976 MA, University of Ghana ‐ African Archaeology
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