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Akosua K. Darkwah

Akosua K. Darkwah
Committee Member
About Me

Akosua K. Darkwah is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana.  She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research interest in matters of identity is fairly new and stems from a long-term research project on the theme of gender and migration.  She is particularly interested in the identify formation logics of children born to Africans from different parts of the continent.  Drawing on Fanon, she asks what shapes one’s sense of self when one is not marked by race as is often the case for mixed race children.