Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, a 2009 African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellow and the chair of the Steering Committee of the African Humanities Association, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor at the University of Ghana, effective October 26, 2021. She is the first woman to serve in this position.

Amfo is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghana and prior to her new role, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor responsible for Students and Academic Affairs. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Read more about Amfo’s historic appointment on the University of Ghana’s website here.

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African Humanities Program

Since 2009, the African Humanities Program has awarded fellowships to over 450 early career scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Apply by December 3 for African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships.

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