Professor of Economic History, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Gareth Austin is Professor of Economic History at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. His research interests cover the history of Africa, and wider comparative and global economic history, with a particular focus on Ghana and West Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has previously lived and worked in Kenya and Ghana, and was a professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva before joining Cambridge.
Gareth is on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including African Economic History, and Cambridge Studies in Economic History, and former editor of Journal of African History. He previously served as president of the European Network in Universal and Global History, and is a founder of Journal of Global History. His next book, "Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene: Perspectives on Asia and Africa" is an edited collection of papers by academics from a variety of international institutions, and is due to be released in 2017.