09 Aug Ghana Studies Research Focus Group
The Ghana Studies Research Focus Group builds on a new strength in Ghana studies on the UC Santa Barbara campus. It offers an opportunity to explore a set of themes from different disciplinary perspectives and methodologies. The Research Focus Group has been initiated by a group of UCSB faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates. This collective consists of scholars who are either Ghanaians or work on Ghana from a wide range of perspectives and methodological approaches. Starting with Ghana as a geographical space, i.e., the place where the Greenwich Meridian meets the Equator, how can the country inform our thinking, theories, and methods? Members of the collective work primarily in the disciplines of the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts, but also interface with both the physical and life sciences.
The Ghana Studies RFG reflects an organizational framework that is nomadic, bridges scholars’ domiciles, and accounts for intergenerational thinking and conversations. In the 2023 – 2024 academic year, we will focus on the themes Economic History, Environmental Justice, and Media Representations.
Stephan Miescher, Professor, History
Peter Bloom, Professor, Film & Media Studies
Christabel Agyeiwaa, graduate student History
kwabena agyare yeboah, graduate student, History
Thiana Aklikokou, undergraduate student
Claudia Ankrah, graduate student, History
Susan Cassels, Professor, Geography
Dena Montague, Global Environmental Justice Project, Lecturer, Bren School
David Ohene Danquah, undergraduate student
Priscilla Owusu Amoako, graduate student, History
Francis Yeboah, graduate student, Film & Media Studies
Photo: Volta River Authority 10th Annual Report and Accounts 1971