Prof. Akosua K. Darkwah is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Ghana and a former director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy at the University of Ghana. She holds a BA in psychology and sociology from Vassar College and a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been teaching in the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana since 2002.
Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure Ghanaian women's work. Over the last two decades, she has explored this question with various segments of Ghana's female working population; traders of global consumer goods, factory workers, domestic workers, oil sector workers and farmers. Her work is published in a range of scholarly outlets including Women's Studies International Forum, International Development Planning Review, Journal of Gender Studies, Contemporary Journal of African Studies, Journal of Contemporary African Studies and Feminist Africa.