Joeva Rock wins the 2019 Boahen-Wilks Article Prize

Joeva Rock is the 2019 winner of the GSA’s Boahen-Wilks Article Prize! The award was announced at the GSA Business Meeting on Friday, 22 November in Boston at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Dr. Rock’s article, titled ‘We Are Not Starving’: Challenging Genetically Modified Seeds and Development in Ghana, “provides an…

Gutenberg University hosts archive on African Independence Day celebrations

The Department of Anthropology and African Studies (ifeas) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz hosts a comprehensive archive on African Independence Day celebrations, created by Carola Lentz and a group of PhD and Master students, which offers unique insights into practices of national commemoration and political celebrations in Africa. The archive holds more than 28,000 images…

Carola Lentz named President of the Goethe-Institut

Carola Lentz, professor of Anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, has been named the new president of the Goethe-Institut. A lifetime member of the Ghana Studies Association (GSA), Prof. Lentz joined the association in the 1990s. She has conducted fieldwork in Ghana since the late 1980s; for many years, her focus was on the Upper…

2018 Boahen-Wilks Prize Winner—Esther de Bruijn

The  Boahen-Wilks Outstanding Scholarly Article Prize commemorates two outstanding scholars of Ghana Studies, Albert Adu Boahen and Ivor Wilks. GSA Boahen-Wilks Article Prize recognizes and highlights scholarship on Ghana that demonstrates rigor, innovation, and dynamism. The prize winner is announced at the GSA Business Meeting at the annual African Studies Association meetings. For the 2018…