GAAS rejects proposed Public University Bill

“The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) has rejected the government’s proposed Public University Bill. According to framers of the Bill, it seeks to harmonize the finances, administration and governance structure of Public Universities. But according to GAAS, the powers accord the government and its agencies too much power to meddle in the affairs…

“Lessons in Space” with Ato Quayson (podcast)

“If you enjoy podcasts, you’ll love Between, Across, and Through an academic podcast by the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. Last September, they released an episode entitled Lessons in Space with ASA President Ato Quayson, the founding Director of that Centre. Enjoy this 40 minute episode filled with warmth,…

Meet the new editors of “Ghana Studies”

Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester (UK). He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Global…

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…