Seyram Agbleze

Seyram Agbleze is a Ghanaian artist and storyteller educated at Central University College. His art practice employs figurative collages inspired by traditional African textiles such as the Asafo flags and Kente.

Felix Schürmann

Felix Schürmann is a historian specialised on maritime, global, and environmental aspects of African history as well as on human-animal relations under conditions of colonial rule and decolonization. Before his stay at MIASA he has worked as an interim professor for African History at the University of Hamburg and co-ordinated the research alliance "Mapping the Oceans: Towards a History of Globalisation as Seen from the Waters" at the University of Erfurt.

Erdmute Alber

Erdmute Alber is professor of social anthropology at the University of Bayreuth. Her research focusses on processes of social change and the interdependencies and mutual entanglements of politics and kinship, primarily in West Africa. Her work is based on historically informed field research and empirical fieldwork. Current topics are women in politics, new illiteracies education, and aspirations of youth.

Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué

Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué is an Associate Professor of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the USA with additional affiliations in the Department of History and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. As an interdisciplinary historian of Africa, she draws from history, gender studies, feminist studies, and political science to examine 20th-century African history. She is the author of Gender, Separatist Politics, and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon (the University of Michigan Press, 2019).

Akosua Keseboa Darkwah

Akosua K. Darkwah is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana and has expertise in qualitative research methods including innovative approaches such as the river of life approach. She is currently one of the editors of the African Studies Review as well as Feminist Africa. She is a member of the International Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the African Studies Association (USA), the Ghana Studies Association, and the Ghana Sociological and Anthropological Association.

Gretchen Bauer

Gretchen Bauer is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware where she teaches African politics, African politics and literature, and gender and politics. She researches women's political leadership in Africa, with a recent focus on women in parliament and cabinet in Ghana. Professor Bauer has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research in Windhoek, Namibia (2002) and at the University of Botswana in Gaborone (2009), and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana in Accra (2016).