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Professor Samuel Ntewusu appointed as the new Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS)

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The Council of the University of Ghana has appointed Professor Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu as the new Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), College of Humanities. He replaces Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, whose tenure ended on 31 July 2022.

Prior to his appointment, Professor Ntewusu was the Research Coordinator of the History and Politics Section of the Institute of African Studies (IAS). He has worked with the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana as a Research Assistant and later as a faculty member teaching African History from earliest times to the present. He has promoted African studies at the graduate and undergraduate level by researching and teaching courses related to Historiography and Methodology, Africa’s Colonial and post-independence history, The Slave Trade and Africa, Pan-Africanism, Chieftaincy and Development. Professor Ntewusu has produced several articles and book chapters, a monograph on Urban and Transport History and Co-edited a book on aspects of History, Gender and Culture in Africa and Europe. He has collaborated in research and teaching with several scholars, practitioners, and institutions in Ghana and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2016 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Fellowship. The award is presented to top-notch researchers working outside The Netherlands who have shared their knowledge and experience with researchers in Dutch institutes and universities. In 2019 Professor Ntewusu was the recipient of the African Distinguished Speaker Series at California State University, Long Beach. He has given several public lectures in institutions in Ghana, the USA and the Caribbean. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Voorhees University in SC, USA.

The Institute of African Studies and the University Community wish him well.