Prof. A. Adomako Ampofo

Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a Professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana (UG). Her teaching, research and activism address issues of African Knowledge systems; Higher education; Identity Politics; Gender relations; and Popular Culture. Akosua Adomako Ampofo is the President of the African Studies Association of Africa http://www.as-aa.org/index.php/officers ; Immediate past Co-President of the Research Committee on Women and Society of the International Sociological Association https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/research-networks/research-committees/r... Co-Editor, Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa blog, www.cihablog.com. She is a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2010-2015 she was the Director of the Institute of African Studies (UG) and was also the foundation Director of UG’s Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy. She is a member of numerous national and international associations, Corporate Social Organisations and boards including the Ghana Domestic Violence Coalition; the Network for Women’s rights in Ghana; the Council for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); the (US) African Studies Association. She has consulted for organizations such as the Ghana Ministry of Finance; Save the Children; UNAIDS, UNFPA and UNICEF.

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