Ebony Coletu and Kendra Field are the 2016 Boahen-Wilks Prize Winners

The GSA Boahen-Wilks Article Prize recognizes and highlights scholarship on Ghana that demonstrates rigor, innovation, and dynamism.  For the 2016 prize, we received a total of 11 submissions that included both self-nominations and a few external nominations.  We were pleased to receive papers from history, anthropology, art history, sociology, political science, international relations and safety…

Meet the 2016 GSA Research Grant winners

This year’s GSA Research Grant program was the most competitive yet, with 18 applications from University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, and the University of Development Studies. GSA thanks reviewers David Owusu-Ansah, Rebecca Shumway, Lloyd Amoah, Gretchen Bauer,  Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong and Nana Akua Anyidoho. Here are the winners: Joana Kwabena-Adade  is a PhD candidate…

GSA 2015 Year in Review

[First posted on the GSA Facebook page on 2 January. Compiled by Carina Ray. Note: This list is based on members’ response to the call to submit articles, books, awards, etc.] 2015 was an incredibly productive year for GSA members. Here’s a look back at some of what we accomplished. New Books Akosua Adomako Ampofo…

GSA at ASA 2015

HIGHLIGHTS: Akosua Adomako Ampofo delivers the African Studies Review Distinguished Lecture. Abena Osseo-Asare wins the 2015 Herskovitz prize for Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa! Jean Allman wins GSA’s own 2015 Boahen-Wilks Scholarly Article Prize. Carola Lentz has a panel to celebrate her 2014 Herskovitz-winning book, Land, Mobility and Belonging in West…

Jean Allman wins the inaugural Boahen-Wilks Article Prize

GSA is proud to announce that the inaugural Boahen-Wilks Article Prize has been awarded to Jean Allman for her brilliant article “Phantoms of the Archive: Kwame Nkrumah, A Nazi Pilot Named Hanna, and the Contingencies of Postcolonial History-Writing,” which appeared in The American Historical Review in 2013. In “Phantoms of the Archive” Allman takes the…

Carola Lentz wins ASA’s 2014 Herskovits Award

GSA is happy to bask in the reflected glory of Carola Lentz’s win of the prestigious Melville J. Herskovits Award (2014) for her book Land, Mobility and Belonging in West Africa (Indiana University Press). The Herkovits prize is awarded to the author of outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa in the previous year. The…