Stephen AranhaDoctoral Student
Stephen B. Aranha is a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History). His research interests include the social structures, constitutional rights, national identity and the development of democracy in the post-colonial anglophone Caribbean, in particular the Bahamas.
Stephen B. Aranha was born in Berlin, Germany. Following his Abitur at the Walther-Rathenau-Oberschule (Gymnasium) in Berlin, he majored in North American Studies and History at the Free University of Berlin. In 2003, he graduated with a Magister Artium. In 2004, he joined the faculty of the College of the Bahamas (COB), first as Lecturer, later as Assistant Professor, where he taught history. From February 2011 to January 2015, he served COB as Chair of the School of Social Sciences, and from February 2015 as Head of Department - History, Philosophy & Religion. He joined the Max Planck Institute in January 2016. During his time in the Bahamas, he also served as President and Vice-President of the Bahamas Historical Society for a number of years.
He tweets about many things Bahamian. Twitter: @sbaranha.