Abena Ampofoa Asare

Abena Ampofoa Asare is an assistant professor of Africana Studies and History at Stony Brook University. Her research and writing span questions of human rights, citizenship, and transformative justice in Africa and the African diaspora. Her work can be found in The Radical Teacher, The International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, African Arguments, and Foreign Policy in Focus, among other places. In 2018-19, she will be Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She is the author of Truth Without Reconciliation: A Human Rights History of Ghana (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Her website is: https://abenaasare.net/.


Who Owns Human Rights?

Abena Ampofoa Asare takes a hard look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the lens of critical race theory....

Who Owns Human Rights?
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