Professor Akosua Adomako AmpofoAkosua 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,; 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).

Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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