Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare

Research themes
  • Gender
Research projects
Crossroads Asia (multidimensionality of space) http://www.crossroads-asia.de/

(Un)thinking Research Practice: Decolonizing Theory, Mobilizing Methodologies, and Open-Ended Becoming(s) (workshop), Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (APASS), Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten vzw, Brussels (05/2016)

Neither Gender Nor Development? (Doctoral course), ZEFa (12/2014)

De-Colonial Option(s) and Other Counter Narratives on Gender and Development Theory (Doctoral course), The Ghanaian-German Division for Development Studies (GGDDS), ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon (12/2014)

Our Environment and Us (MA Course: Societies, Globalisation and Development), Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn. (Winter Semester 2014-15)

Crossroads Asia & Counter Narratives of Development (MA Course: Societies, Globalisation and Development), Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn. (Summer Semester 2014)

Gender & Development (Doctoral course), ZEFa (12/2013)

Spatial Literacy (workshop), A.PASS Advanced Performance Training (A.PT), de Singel, Antwerp (11/2010)

Art and Social Change: Politics of Space and Representation in Film (Masters course), Human Development Department, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena (2004-2006)

ESOL (language course), Tower Hamlets College, London (1997-1998)

ESOL (functional literacy course), Migrant English-Language Training Project, London (05/1995-08/1995)

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

Gabisel Barsallo Alvarado (ZEFa: started 2015-16):

Socio-cultural practices that have effect on human development: University dropouts in Panama


Anis Fellahi (ZEFa: started 2015-16):

Youth Migration Choices in Light of the Rural Renewal Program in Algeria: The Case of Batna Province


Mercy Mashingaidze (ZEFa: started 2015-16):

Pooling Resources, Scattering the Family: Zimbabwean Family Life After the post-2000 ‘Crisis Driven’ Migration to the United Kingdom


Lenny Martini (ZEFa: started 2014-15):

Knowledge Communities and the Creative City Concept: Their Interplay in Urban Development in Bandung, Indonesia


Liwen Zhang (ZEFa: started 2014-15):

Rural Hukou Residents Mobility for Employment in China: A Field Study in Yanjiang District of Sichuan Province


Aftab Nasir (ZEFa: started 2012-13):

Sociopyschological Implications of Multilingualism in Courts and Universities of Pakistan

Professional experience
Research Specialist, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), Qatar Foundation, Doha (03/2010 – 10/2013) Gender & Elections Legal Auditor (Consultancy), UNIFEM, Kabul (08/2009 – 12/2009) Gender Researcher, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul (04/2008 – 05/2009) Education Program Manager, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Afghanistan (06/2007 – 03/2008) International Development Fellow, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Tbilisi (07/2006 – 06/2007) Project Coordinator, Curriculum Project, UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa, Los Angeles (02/2002-07/2006) (See online curriculum at: http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/outreach/article.asp?parentid=126086) Staff Researcher, UCLA CRESST/ Center for the Study of Evaluation, Los Angeles Office of Naval Research Project (06/2004-09/2004) California Professional Development Institutes (CPDI) Project (01/2002-09/2003) LAUSD Comprehensive Assessment System Project (11/1998-01/2002) Professional Activities (Voluntary): Member, Engender (South Africa) International Advisory Council (02/2011-Present) Member, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Joyce Caine Award Committee (09/2014-08/2015) Member, Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) Implementing Working Group, Phase III (03/2013-10/2013) Member, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Adolescent and Youth Task Team (08/2011-10/2013) Outreach Officer, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Underrepresented, Racial, Ethnic and Ability Groups (UREAG) Committee (04/2012-03/2013) Board Member, UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa Advisory Board (07/2004-06/2005) Editorial Board Member, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, Los Angeles (11/2002-11/2004) Committee Member, Institute for Gender Studies in Africa, UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center, Los Angeles (01/2000-12/2000)

Ph.D., Education (Curriculum Studies), June 2006, University of California, Los Angeles

Thesis Title: Akwantu, Anibuei ne Sikasεm: Asante women’s critical literacy of contemporary space

Postgraduate Diploma, Architecture (RIBA part II), October 1994, London South Bank University

B.A. (Hons.), Architecture (RIBA part I), July 1990, University of Westminster


Amoo-Adare E. A.  2017.  Teaching to Transgress: Crossroads Perspective and Adventures in (?)-Disciplinarity.  In: Katja Mielke and Anna-Katharina Hornidge (eds.): Area Studies at the Crossroads: Knowledge Production after the Mobility Turn. Palgrave Macmillan.   Further Information


Amoo-Adare E.  2016.  Renegade Architecture.  In: Janell Hobson (eds.): Are All Women Still White? Rethinking Race, Expanding Feminisms. SUNY Press.   75-88.  Further Information
Bier, M. & Amoo-Adare, E. A.  2016.  Not Quite Home or Alone: A Conversation on Belonging in a Digital Age.  Further Information


Amoo-Adare, E. A.  2013.  Spatial Literacy: Contemporary Asante Women’s Place-making.  Palgrave Macmillan. New York. Further Information


Amoo-Adare, E.  2011.  Engendering critical spatial literacy: Migrant Asante women and the politics of urban space.  In: Oyewumi, O. (eds.): Gender Epistemologies in Africa: Gendering Traditions, Spaces, Social Institutions, and Identities. Palgrave Macmillan.   101-118.  Further Information


Amoo-Adare, E.  2006.  Womanist positionality and the spatio-temporal construction of Black social life.  In: Phillips, L. (eds.): The Womanist Reader . Routledge.   347-360.  Further Information


Amoo-Adare, E. A.  2004.  Exploding the Myth of Racial Harmony: The Afro-Brazilian Female Experience.  Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, 30 (2-3)   . Further Information

Epifania Amoo-Adare

Associated Researcher

Cultural and Political Change


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