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Grace Sintim-Adasi

Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim-Adasi is a Research Fellow whose research interests are on Women and Mission Christianity, African Christianity and Spirituality, Women, Gender, Culture, Traditional Religion and Empowerment. She has extensively researched on Women’s leadership role  in the Church and in African Indigenous Religion.

 

Irene Appeaning Addo

Irene Appeaning Addo holds a Phd in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon, a MSc. in Housing and Inner City Revitalisation from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam and University of Delaware, Delaware, USA, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. She is a member of the Ghana Institute of Architects. Since January 2015, Irene, has worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

Frehiwot, Mjiba

Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot is a Research Fellow in the History and Politics Section of the Institute of African Studies. She holds a PhD in African Studies from Howard University, a Master of Social Work from California State University Sacrament and Bachelor of Social Work and African-American Studies from San Jose State University. She is currently teaching in the History and Politics section of the institute with a focus on politics specifically the development discourse.

Edem Adotey

Dr. Edem Adotey is a Research Fellow in the History and Politics section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana where he teach courses on the history of Africa and its Diaspora both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a Ph.D and an M.Phil in African Studies (History) from the University of Ghana and a BA (Hons) in History and English from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Professor Dzodzi Tsikata

Research Areas

  • Gender and Development Issues
  • Gender Equity Policies and Practices
  • Land Tenure Systems and Agrarian Livelihoods
  • The Politics of Land Tenure Reforms
  • Informal Labour Relations and Work Conditions
  • Gender issues in Higher Education

Publications

Kwansa, Benjamin K.

Benjamin Kobina Kwansa holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In January 2014, Dr. Kwansa took an appointment in the University of Ghana as a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies (IAS). He teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He obtained his Master of Philosophy in African Studies from the Institute of African Studies, where between 2002 and 2006 he worked in various capacities at the Family, Population and Development Unit, and the NUFU-sponsored Care and Globalisation Project.

Zakariah Abdallah Zablong,

Zablong is a Tutor in the Music and Dance Section of the Institute of African Studies. He is also the Deputy Artistic Director of the Ghana Dance Ensemble. He has two publications to his credit. A Monograph titled The Lunsi (Drummers) of Dagbon: Tradition and Change.

Sutherland-Addy Esi

Esi Sutherland-Addy is a professor at the Institute of African Studies working in the Language Literature and Drama Section.

Peter Narh

Peter Narh is a development environmentalist, with research interest in understanding linkages between development paradigm, environmental sustainability, and societal transformation with particular regards to Africa. He holds a PhD in Development Studies, and is a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana.

Opoku-Boateng, Judith

Mrs. Judith Opoku-Boateng is the Archivist in charge of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) Audiovisual and paper records. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Degree in Sociology with Political Science and a Master of Arts (M.A) Degree in Archival Studies from the University of Ghana.

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