Akosua K. Darkwah is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana. She has expertise in qualitative research methods including innovative approaches such as the river of life approach. Her research interests focuses on both the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure women’s work in Ghana as well as the gendered ways in which migration reconfigures households. She was a member of the second and third phase of the Migrating out of Poverty (MOOP) research project which was run by the University of Sussex.
She is currently one of the editors of the African Studies Review. She is a member of the International Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the African Studies Association (USA), the Ghana Studies Association and the Ghana Sociological and Anthropological Association