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Dr. Edem Adotey Receives Fulbright Visiting Scholar Programme for 2023-2024

Dr Edem Adotey, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana is a recipient of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (the “Fulbright Program”) for 2023-2024. This prestigious fellowship is the United States government’s flagship international educational exchange programme and aims at deepening mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Recipients include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 41 current or former heads of state or government.  

Dr. Adotey is a historian of modern Africa with a focus on the inherited colonial boundaries of African states, particularly the intersection between the boundaries and traditional/modern governance, identity, security, human rights, and Pan-Africanism. He has published in some of the world’s leading academic journals, such as Third World Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Borderlands Studies, African Affairs, Africa, History in Africa, and Journal of West African History. 

He is a two-time recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ fellowships – 2012 African Humanities Programme Ph.D. dissertation completion at Rhodes University (South Africa) and 2017 African Humanities Programme Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). 

He will be hosted at the University of California, Los Angeles James S. Coleman African Studies Center to work on his book manuscript, “One Leg Here, One Leg There: Chieftaincy, Rituals, and the Making of Ewe Identities on the Ghana-Togo Borderlands, c. 17th to Present Times”.