Theresah Addai-Mununkum

  • University of Cape CoastDepartment of English, College of Humanities and Legal Studies

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Theresah Addai-Mununkum is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, College of Humanities and Legal Studies at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, where she teaches and engages in research. Her teaching and research areas are: African literature, Literary theory, Masculinities, Gender and Writing, Queer theory, Gender Identity and Sexuality Studies, and Literary and artistic constructions of gender and sex. She is also the Coordinator for Advocacy and Outreach at the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) at the University of Cape Coast. Apart from the University of Cape Coast, she has worked as a student Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also as the Language Coordinator and Administrator (Ghana, Cape Coast Site) for the School for International Training, Vermont. She obtained her PhD in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 in the USA where she was a Fulbright Scholar.  She had her Master of Philosophy degree in English from the University of Cape Coast in 2001. Currently, she is a member of the African Literature Association and the African Studies Association.  Her academic awards include a 2018 ASA Presidential Fellows Award and a 2014 ACLS/African Humanities Program Fellowship. She has been a guest speaker at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, UNISA and Iowa State University in the USA, and published in Journals such as the West Africa Review, Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, and the African Studies Quarterly.