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).
Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Web link: http://ias.ug.edu.gh/staff/adomako-ampofoakosua
DR. TOUSSAINT KAFARHIRE MURHULA
“I started teaching high school when I was only 19. I have ever since enjoyed this noble profession of accompanying others in their quest for knowledge. Teaching has allowed me to not only witness the most wonderful transformation that occurs in my students but also see to it that their expectations are met. I remember the first time I watched Dead Poet Society, a movie I instantly loved! I’ve used it several times when with my high school students to warn them about the inevitable clash between the stability of traditions and the disruption that the freedom to learn can provoke. The movie entails an idealism that challenges to listen to one’s unique voice, touch base with one’s deepest desires, and become critical of every given/received truth. The question is how to preclude these clashes of allegiances?”
SECRETARY : DR. ỌBÁDÉLÉ KAMBON
Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012, winning the prestigious Vice Chancellor's award for Best PhD Thesis. He also won the 2016 Provost's Publications Award for best article in the College of Humanities. He is a Research Fellow in the Language, Literature and Drama section of the Institute of African Studies at UG & is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Linguistics & Secretary of ASAA. His website is http://www.obadelekambon.com
TREASURER : DR. DEBORAH ATOBRAH
Deborah Atobrah is a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. She holds a PhD in African Studies from the University of Ghana, and had participated in doctoral schools on Global Poverty and Development (2008) and Global Health Challenges (2010) at the University of Bergen, Norway. She was a resident at the Bellagio Center in 2012, and in 2015/16 academic year, she was a Takemi Fellow at the Department of Global Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
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.