Jon Olav Hove is an Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. In 2013, he received his PhD in history with the thesis Development and Decolonisation: The Gold Coast (Ghana), 1940-57. He has also written several articles focusing on late colonial political and economic developments in West Africa. In later years, his research has focused on heritage and memory studies. In particular, Hove has investigated memory sites attached to the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism, both in Ghana and Norway. At NTNU, he is currently teaching courses in heritage studies, public history and African history at the Department of Historical Studies.