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Dr. E. Sewordor, Security and Insurance, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr. E. Sewordor is a dedicated scholar specializing in urban studies and historical research. With a profound interest in interdisciplinary investigations, he explores the intricate connections between urban environments, natural resource extraction, and colonial legacies. Dr. Sewordor’s academic pursuits encompass themes such as faith, trade, and colonialism, shedding light on their enduring influence on contemporary societies. Through teaching and scholarly engagements, he contributes significantly to the understanding of urban history and the socio-cultural dynamics of African communities.


Ph.D. in Urban Studies (summa cum laude)

  • University of Basel
  • Duration: September 2018 – October 2022

Master of Philosophy in History

  • University of Ghana
  • Duration: August 2015 – June 2017

Bachelor’s in History with Theatre Arts

  • University of Ghana
  • Duration: August 2010 – June 2014



Professional Experience:

Dr. E. Sewordor possesses a wealth of professional experiences and teaching engagements that underscore his dedication to academia and interdisciplinary research. He has served as a proofreader for the Newsletter of the Swiss Society for African Studies and as a reviewer for the Abibisem: Journal of African Culture and Civilization. Additionally, Dr. Sewordor has curated and taught graduate seminars on topics such as “Urban Afterlives of Natural Resource Extraction Landscapes” and “African Urban Future.” Collaborating with esteemed colleagues, he co-taught seminars like “The Mission at Home: Pietism and Imperialism in Basel and Southern Germany” and “Interdisciplinary Urban Research.” Furthermore, his responsibilities have extended to coordinating field trips, advising student papers, and contributing to workshops and mentorship programs. Dr. Sewordor’s multifaceted roles demonstrate his commitment to advancing scholarly discourse and nurturing the next generation of researchers in the fields of urban studies and history.

Research Interests:

Dr. E. Sewordor’s research interests span across interdisciplinary domains, reflecting his comprehensive approach to scholarly inquiry. His primary areas of focus include urban studies, historical research, and the intersections between faith, trade, and colonialism. Dr. Sewordor is particularly intrigued by the urban afterlives of natural resource extraction landscapes and the implications of past missions on contemporary societies. Moreover, he explores themes related to crime and law in African history, emphasizing the socio-cultural dynamics that shape urban environments. Through his diverse research endeavors, Dr. Sewordor seeks to shed light on complex historical narratives and their relevance to contemporary urban landscapes, fostering a deeper understanding of societal transformations and their implications for the future.


Title: “The Opportunity for Loss is Fully Appreciated, But: Theft and Conflicting Policy in the Making of Gold Coast’s Diamond-Mining Industry, 1919–1950s.”

  • Journal: African Economic History
  • Volume: 51
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2023
  • Pages: 93–120

Review of Diamond Warriors in Colonial Namibia: Diamond Smuggling, Migrant Workers and Development in Owamboland, by Job S. Amupanda.

  • Journal: Canadian Journal of African Studies
  • Volume: 57
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2023
  • Pages: 254–256

Title: “The Urban Culture of the ‘Model’ Christian Settlement at Abokobi, Ghana, 1854–1929.”

  • Journal: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
  • Volume: 81
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 179–212

Title: “‘We Sympathise With the Mines for Pilfery That Goes on But…’: African Interests in Gold Coast Mines, Protecting Gold, and the Politics of Legislation, 1907–1948.”

  • Journal: African Economic History
  • Volume: 48
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 138–168

Title: “‘The Humble Petition of Johana Nyewuame Bekrah’: Becoming/Being Gã, Straddling ‘Spaces,’ and Negotiating Boundaries in the Gold Coast Christian ‘Model Town’ (Abokobi), ca. 1860-1980.”

  • Journal: Journal of West African History
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 1–27
E. Sewordor | Security and Insurance | Best Researcher Award

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