Adwoa Opong

Postdoctoral Fellow in African & African American Studies
PhD in African History from Washington University in St. Louis
research interests:
  • Gender and decolonization in Africa, 20TH Century Black feminist internationalism, and the social and political economy of development in postwar Africa.
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    • One Brookings Drive
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    • St. Louis, MO 63130
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    Adwoa K. Opong is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St Louis. She earned her Ph.D. in African History at Washington University with a certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research sits at the intersections of histories of decolonization, development and gender. Adwoa’s research interests include comparative histories of African women’s social and political activism, 20th century African American history, the politics of Black internationalism in the twentieth century and the political and social economy of development in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Her work has been featured in the Ampersand, the Ghana Studies Association newsletter and The Black Scholar.