Original Date: October 3, 2022
Anima Adjepong, discussed their book, Afropolitan Projects: Redefining Blackness, Sexualities, and Culture from Houston to Accra, an ethnographic study which examines the Afropolitan projects of Ghanaians living in two cosmopolitan cities: Houston, Texas,and Accra, Ghana. Anima Adjepong’s focus shifts between the cities, exploring contests aroundnational and pan-African cultural politics, race, class, sexuality, and religion.
About Amina Adjepong
Dr. Anima Adjepong (pronouns: they/them) is a sociologist whose research examines culture, identities, and social change in West Africa and the diaspora. They received their PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. As a creative strategist, researcher, and teacher, Anima works to create and disseminate knowledge that drives self-reflection and encourages action for positive social change. Anima’s writings have appeared in popular outlets, academic journals, newsletters, and blogs. They have also written a book that illuminates how individuals and groups employ popular culture and art to break down barriers, advance social justice, and manifest anticolonial feminist realities. As part of their commitment to making scholarship accessible, Dr. Adjepong is available to lead community workshops, give public lectures, and facilitate training programs.