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…

Accra is ‘metro of the month’ over at themetropole.blog

The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association, is featuring Accra as its November metro of the month. GSA members Jennifer Hart, Hermann W. von Hesse, and Sarah Balakrishnan contribute articles on the growth of an informal economy in colonial Ghana; the history of cemeteries and the politics of burial; and the fascinating…

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…