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Professor Akosua Kesboa Darkwah
Past Director (2012 - 2016)
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Prof. Akosua K. Darkwah was the  Director of the Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana from 2012 - 2016  and an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana.  She holds a B.A in Psychology and Sociology from Vassar College and a doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been teaching in the Department of Sociology Department at the University of Ghana since 2002.

Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure Ghanaian women's work. Over the last two decades, she has explored this question with various segments of Ghana's female working population; traders of global consumer goods, factory workers, domestic workers, oil sector workers, and farmers. Her work is published in a range of scholarly outlets including Women's Studies International Forum, International Development Planning Review, Journal of Gender Studies, Contemporary Journal of African Studies, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and Feminist Africa.