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…

GSA at ASA 2017

As always, GSA was very present and active in the 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association from 16-18 November in Chicago, which coincided with Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary.  Here a few highlights, in words and pictures: Carina Ray was awarded the 2017 Women’s Caucus Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize for Crossing the Color Line: Race,…

Meet the 2017 GSA Research Grant Winners

Dr. Phidelia Theresa Doegah is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Health Research (IHR) at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), with a background in Population Studies. Her research titled “Lifestyle Behaviours and its implications on Body Mass Index” takes off from the fact that, while non-communicable diseases usually emerge in middle…

Ebony Coletu named a Nancy Weiss Malikiel Scholar for 2017

GSA member and winner of last year’s Boahen-Wilks Article Prize, Ebony Coletu, has been named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar for 2017. In a nation-wide search conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Ebony was selected to be one of 10 Malkiel scholars. This award acknowledges and further supports Ebony’s work as a scholar…