PRESIDENT : PROFESSOR LUNGISILE NTSEBEZA
Lungisile Ntsebeza is a Professor and the AC Jordan Chair in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the holder of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa. He has conducted extensive published research on the land question in South African around themes such as land rights, democratisation, rural local government, traditional authorities and land, and agrarian movements.His book, Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of Land in South Africa was published by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden in 2005 and the HSRC Press in 2006. Prof Ntsebeza has also co-edited two books: The Land Question in South Africa: the Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution, HSRC Press, 2007, with Ruth Hall; and, with Thembela Kepe, Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after fifty years, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2011 and UCT Press, 2012. His current research interests, apart from land and agrarians questions, include an investigation of African Studies at the University of Cape Town and a related project on the political and intellectual history of the late Archie Mafeje.
VICE PRESIDENT : PROFESSOR AKOSUA ADOMAKO AMPOFO
Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a Professor of African and Gender Studies at the University of Ghana (UG), and was until 2015 its Director. She was also the founding Director of UG’s Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy. Adomako Ampofo’s teaching, research and advocacy address African Knowledge systems; Higher education; Identity Politics; Gender-based Violence; Women's work; Masculinities; and Gender Representations in Popular Culture.
Adomako Ampofo’s work has been variously recognized; In 2010 she was awarded the Feminist Activism Award by Sociologists for Women and Society, SWS; In 2015, she was the African Studies Association (of America’s) African Studies Review Distinguished lecturer. She is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Adomako Ampofo is the Co-President of the Research Committee on Women and Society of the International Sociological Association; Co-Editor, Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa blog, www.cihablog.com; and an honourary member of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. Recent publications include “Re-viewing Studies on Africa, #Black Lives Matter, and Envisioning the Future of African Studies” African Studies Review (59)2: 7-27 (2016); “Expressions of Masculinity and Femininity in Husbands’ Care of Wives with Cancer in Accra” African Studies Review (59)1: 175-197 (2016, with Deborah Atobrah); and Transatlantic Feminisms: Women’s and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD (2015, co-edited with Cheryl Rodriguez and Dzodzi Tsikata).
Web link: http://ias.ug.edu.gh/staff/adomako-ampofoakosua
AG. SECRETARY : DR. ỌBÁDÉLÉ KAMBON
Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012 winning the Vice Chancellor's award for Best PhD in the Humanities. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Language, Literature and Drama section of the Institute of African Studies at UG. His research interests include Nominalization of Serial Verbs, Historical Linguistics, Second Language Migration, African Language Teaching and Pedagogy, and Indigenous African Combat and Militaristic Traditions.
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT : EDWIN ADJEI
Edwin Asa Adjei is a PhD candidate at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. He is also an editorial assistant with the Critical Investigations into Humanitarian Aid (CIHA) blog. He is the executive assistant for the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA).
WEBMASTER: EMMANUEL EKOW ARTHUR-ENTSIWAH
Emmanuel Ekow Arthur-Entsiwah is an ICT professional with 8+ years of experience in the provision of ICT support including but not limited to website development, database administration, Office application management, Graphic Design, computer hardware and software support and networking. His academic interest is in the area of Educational Technology. He is a volunteer at ASAA tasked to maintain ASAA’s website.