Chad is a second year PhD candidate studying pre-colonial African history in sub-Saharan Africa. He is interested in the topics of cross-cultural exchange, personal narratives and the effects of slave trades on African society.
He received his bachelor's degree in French from Bowdoin College in 2012 with a minor in history. He explored French colonization, literature and language during the course of his education, as well as passing an academic year in Nantes, France. He is studying with Professor Catherine Molineux.