Akosua K. Darkwah is Associate Professor of Sociology and current head of Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana where she has taught for the last 17 years. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure women’s work in the Ghanaian context.
A second line of research she has undertaken over the last five years as part of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium explores the gendered ways in which households are changed as a result of migration. Prof. Darkwah’s work has been published in a range of peer reviewed journals including Women's Studies International Forum and the International Development Planning Review.
She serves as a committee member on the British International Studies Association’s Political Economy prize and has recently joined the US based African Studies Review's editorial board. In addition to her life as an academic, Akosua Darkwah devotes time to the cause of women serving as Deputy Convenor of the Network for Women's Rights, Ghana's leading women's rights organisation. She represents Think Tanks on PIAC and is currently Vice Chair of the Committee.