The Scholar-Activist, featuring Dr. Anima Adjepong

When and Where

Friday, February 03, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Anima Adjepong (University of Cincinnati)


The Ethnography Lab and the Department of Anthropology’s Professionalization Committee present the first installment of the Lab’s Winter term Methods Café series: The Scholar-Activist: A conversation on how an academic navigates different roles: fieldworker, activist, collaborator, and social organizer, featuring Dr. Anima Adjepong, who will be addressing their activism and work around the rise of Christian nationalism in Ghana. 

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Anima Adjepong (they/them) is a sociologist, critical race, gender, and sexualities scholar. Their primary focus is Ghanaian cultural politics and social justice efforts across the African diaspora. Dr. Adjepong is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexualities Studies at the University of Cincinnati and a member of Silent Majority Ghana as well as actively involved in transnational queer feminist activism. Their book Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra has been published by the University of North Carolina Press (2021).

This event will be co-hosted by Dr. Girish Daswani, Department of Anthropology, U of T. It is part of the Ethnography Lab’s “Methods Café” series. Methods Cafés are typically lunch hour talks by practicing ethnographers on a specific aspect of ethnographic methods. In the past, the Ethnography Lab has hosted Cafés on gamestorming, surveys, and sound techniques, archival research, among others.


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