Matteo Grilli

B.A. (cum laude) in Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Rome (La Sapienza) in 2008.
Ph.D candidate in “History” at Pavia and Leiden University, 2015. African liberation and unity in Nkrumah's Ghana : a study of the role of "Pan-African Institutions" in the making of Ghana's foreign policy, 1957 - 1966

Research interests:

Labour History in Ghana (history of the Italian community in Ghana).
Foreign Relations of Nkrumah's government (cold war and African liberation, support to liberation movements and freedom fighters, Pan-Africanism, propaganda and subversive activities). Currently working on the research: “African Liberation and Unity in Nkrumah's Ghana (1957-1966)”


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Pavia University
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