Bianca Murillo

Bianca Murillo CSUDH Department of History


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Office: LaCorte Hall, A-307

Recipient of the 2015-2016 Graves Award in the Humanities, administered by ACLS.

Professor Murillo received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in History with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the history of modern Africa; global capitalism, economies, markets; and race and gender studies.

Her first book, Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana, was published with Ohio University Press as part of its New African Histories series in 2017. Professor Murillo has presented her work at universities and conferences throughout the U.S. and internationally and has been a featured speaker at a range of institutions, including Harvard Business School, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar, Senegal, and the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana.

Her new project, Financing Africa’s Future, examines Ghana’s post-independence era through a broader history of global business, investment, and lending. Her research has been supported by Fulbright, ACLS, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Her writing appears in the journals Africa, Enterprise & Society, and Gender & History. Dr. Murillo was recently featured here. Make sure to visit Dr. Murillo's page.

Dr. Murillo's CV available upon request.

Market Encounters