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Dr.Abena Ampofoa Asare

Associate Professor of Modern African affairs

Abena PhotoPhone Number: (631) 632-7470

Office: SBS S-235


Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare is an Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History. Her research spans questions of diaspora, human rights, and transitional justice in Africa and the African diaspora. Published in both policy-focused and academic journals, her work focuses on the importance of marginalized histories when contemplating questions of African social and political progress.

She is the author of Truth Without Reconciliation: A Human Rights History of Ghana (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).  

In 2018-2019, she is Scholar-in-Residence at the NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 

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