About GSA

The Ghana Studies Association (GSA) began as the Akan Studies Council (ASC) in 1988. It is a multidisciplinary organization of scholars based in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia whose research focuses on the the West African state of Ghana.

GSA is on facebook (Ghana Studies Association) and on Twitter (@GhanaStudiesASA)


Presidimg_0138ent—Nana Akua Anyidoho

Nana Akua Anyidoho is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana.  She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Her primary area of interest is young people’s work aspirations, transitions and trajectories, with a focus on graduates of higher education and young people in rural agriculture. She has also published in the area of women’s informal work, rights advocacy, and empowerment.  She brings an interdisciplinary perspective to her research and teaching, with a foundation in Developmental Psychology and additional training in  Social Policy, African Studies, and in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She is an editorial board member of African Affairs and the African Review of Economics and Finance, and Executive Committee member of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA).  Details of her research and publications are available at www.isser.edu.gh and  www.researchgate.net

Nana Akua can be reached at gsapresident2015@gmail.com



Treasurer—Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang is a lecturer at the English Department of the University of Ghana, where he teaches courses ranging from African Electronic Literature through Romanticism to Shakespeare. His scholarly interests revolve around African digital literature, and he is particularly interested in the relationship between oral tradition and digital aesthetics in Ghanaian literature. His research has appeared in journals such as Research in African Literatures, Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, and Sens Public, as well as in peer reviewed edited volumes. He has also guest edited special editions of Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds and Hyperrhiz, and is a peer reviewer for Journal of African Cultural Studies, Legon Journal of the Humanities, and Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies.


Kwabena can be reached at members.gsa@gmail.com



Advisory Board

David Owusu-Ansah (James Madison University)

Sandra Greene (Cornell University)

Jean Allman (Washington University of St. Louis)

Dennis Laumann (University of Memphis)

Ben Talton (Temple University)

Ray A. Kea (University of London)

Roger Gocking (Mercy College, retired)


GHANA STUDIES–A Peer Reviewed Journal

GSA sponsors Ghana Studies, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually. The journal’s  co-editors are Carina E. Ray (Brandeis University) and Kofi Baku (University of Ghana).

Ghana Studies JOURNAL