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Dr. Jemima Asabea Anderson

Dr. Jemima Asabea Anderson


Jemima Asabea Anderson is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon. She holds PhD and MPhil degrees in English from the University of Ghana and an MA in General Linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Dr. Anderson has been a facilitator for PADA Schools since 2015. She is a fellow, senior scholar, and reviewer for the African Humanities Fellowship Program (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). She has served as Assistant to the Associate Director of the African Humanities Program- (East and West Africa) since 2013. As Assistant to the Associate Director, she has worked with and mentored several PhD students and post-Doctoral fellows from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, and Tanzania. She also serves as a Residency Coordinator for one of the two African Humanities Program Residency sites in Ghana which hosts doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from Nigerian, Uganda, South Africa, and Tanzania. From 2014- 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. She was also a William Fulbright Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA and a Visiting Scholar at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. She was also an African Studies Association Presidential Fellow in 2012 and a fellow of the Academy of Korean Studies in1998.

     Dr. Anderson’s research interests are in the areas of Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. She is a life member of the International Association of World Englishes (IAWE), a member of International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), African Pragmatics Association (APrA) and the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG). She serves on several boards and committees both in the University of Ghana and outside the University.