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Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie

Research Fellow, Center for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Dr. Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie is a researcher with interests in studying Sociology and African studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Before her appointment at KNUST, she worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana on the project titled "Advancing Creative Industry for Development in Ghana". This project explored how the Ghanaian creative industry can be enhanced to contribute to national development.

Dr. Bobie obtained her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her PhD explored how contemporary Africa fashion designers combine global influence with ethno-cultural factors to produce aesthetic cosmpolitan fashion in Lagos, Nigeria. She argues that, the conscious intersection of the global with the local by African designers, positions African fashion across national borders, emanating in the creation of Aesthetic Cosmopoltanism fashion.

Adwoa obtained her MPhil degree at the University of Ghana from the year 2014 and Bachelor’s at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2010. At the MPhil, she worked on “The Youth in the Ghanaian Fashion Industry” which discusses the creativity of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who are changing the face of fashion with no or little formal training in fashion.

She participated in the first CASB/CODESRIA Summer School programme through which she earned a scholarship with the Fondation Oumou Dilly for her PhD. Adwoa worked as research assistant and also as a freelance research consultant from 2014 to 2016. Major among the projects was “Because I Am a Girl” project funded by Plan International, a United Kingdom based NGO and others funded by Marie Stopes and MasterCard Foundation.


  • 2022–present
    Research fellow, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


  • 2020 
    University of Basel, Switzerland, PhD in Sociology


  • 2023
    Career geographies in the Ghanaian fashion industry: from brain drain to brain gain and brain circulation, Globalisation, Societies and Education