Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Professor, University of Ghana and President, African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA)

Adomako Ampofo is Professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (UG). Adomako Ampofo is President of the African Studies Association of Africa; an honorary Professor at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Birmingham; and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the immediate past Dean of International Programmes at the University of Ghana, was the foundation Director of the University’s Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (2005-2009) and from 2010-2015 she was Director of the Institute of African Studies. Adomako Ampofo considers herself an activist scholar. Her areas of interest include African Knowledge systems; Higher education; Race and Identity Politics; Gender relations; Masculinities; and Popular Culture. In her current work on black masculinities, she explores the shifting nature of identities among young men in Africa and the diaspora. Another project, An Archive of Activism: Gender and Public History in Postcolonial Ghana seeks to constitute a publicly accessible archive of, and documentary on gender activism and “political women” in postcolonial Ghana (with Kate Skinner, University of Birmingham; funded by the British Academy).

All Sessions by Akosua Adomako Ampofo

08:30 - 10:00

ASAA2022 Welcome and Opening

Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre
16:45 - 17:15

ASAA2022 Presidential Lecture

Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre