A member of the inaugural cohort of NCCU-Duke DH Fellows in 2016-17, Jarvis L. Hargrove is currently Associate Professor of History at East Carolina University and serves as the Co-Director of the African and African American Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in African history from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2011. He brings substantial experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Africa, African Diaspora, Atlantic and African American history. Dr. Hargrove also has numerous publications including: book reviews, journal articles, co-edited articles, a monograph titled The Political Economy of the Interior of the Gold Coast: The Asante and Era of Legitimate Trade, 1807-1875 and a co-edited volume of essays on the African Diaspora titled Topics in the African Diaspora History. His published articles and book reviews appear in the Journal of West African History, Journal of Liberian Studies, Journal of African History, Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, International Journal of African Historical Studies, Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians and the Journal of African American History.
He is currently working a new manuscript that analyzes the Ashanti Pioneer/Pioneer Newspaper published in the Gold Coast and Ghana prior to and after independence arrived for the nation.