Program Representative: Akosua Darkwah

Dr. Akosua Keseboa Darkwah is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a first degree in Sociology and Psychology from Vassar College and a Masters and PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the past decade, she has investigated the implications of globalization for Ghanaian female traders of global consumer goods, Ghanaian female factory workers, Ghanaian domestic workers Ghanaian trainees for oil sector jobs and currently Ghanaian female agricultural workers. She has published several articles and book chapters that focus on the implications of global economic policies and reforms on Ghanaian women’s economic activities.   In addition to her work as an academic in the Department of Sociology, Dr. Darkwah spent four years as the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana. She is also a member of the Ghana Studies Council and the African Studies Association, USA.