Prof. Akosua Darkwa

Status: Associate Professor

Qualification: Ph.D./MA, Sociology (University of Wisconsin-Madison); BA in Sociology and Psychology (Vassar College).

Email: keseboa@hotmail.com

Department: Sociology,

Akosua K. Darkwah is the Dean of the School of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Ghana. She 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. Her research interests focus on both the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure women’s work in Ghana as well as the gendered ways in which migration reconfigures households. She was a member of the second and third phase of the Migrating out of Poverty (MOOP) research project which was run by the University of Sussex. She is currently one of the editors of the African Studies Review. 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.


Major Publications:

  • Akosua Darkwah, Steve Tonah and Max. Assimeng. 2014. The Development of Sociology and Anthropology in Ghana and Future Trends. In Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana, edited by Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Joseph
  • A. Ayee and Abena D. Oduro. Netherlands: Springer. Pp 95-112.
  • Dzodzi Tsikata and Akosua Darkwah. 2014. Researching Empowerment: On Methodological Innovations, Pitfalls and Challenges. Women's Studies International Forum 45(4): 81-89.
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