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ACILA confers scholar title on Dr. Jennifer Hasty

ACILA confers scholar title on Dr. Jennifer Hasty

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An American researcher, Dr. Jennifer Hasty has been honored with scholar title by the Africa Centre for International Law & Accountability (ACILA) at a short ceremony held at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra on Thursday, April 6.

The honor was as a result of her immense contribution towards enhancing African scholarship especially in Ghana

Dr. Hasty, who is currently pursuing her  second Fulbright Specialist tenure in Ghana  was attached to ACILA.

She has been researching, publishing, speaking, and teaching on issues related to media, politics, corruption, and democracy.

With a specialization in Political Culture, Media, Post colonialism, Popular Culture in Ghana and West Africa, Dr. Hasty has researched and published widely on these themes and actually did her dissertation on “Big Language and Brown Envelopes: The Press and Political Culture in Ghana” in 1999.

Read the full citation as presented by ACILA:

CITATION ACCOMPANYING CONFERNMENT OF ACILA SCHOLAR TITLE ON DR. JENNIFER HASTY, ON APRIL 6, 2017, AT THE GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM, ACCRA, GHANA

The ACILA Scholar program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated and contributed to enhancing African scholarship in Ghana or Africa. And today, the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) is pleased to confer this enviable title on a truly deserving scholar.

William Nyarko,Exec.Dir., ACILA presenting trophy to Dr. Jennifer Hasty

This individual whom we are proud to honor today has gone above and beyond her responsibilities in the US Fulbright Specialist program along with her longstanding efforts from 1996 to demonstrate these exceptional qualities and enhance scholarship in Ghana and, indeed, Africa.

Since 1996, Dr. Jennifer Hasty, who is on her second Fulbright Specialist tenure attached to ACILA, has contributed to African scholarship in many ways. She has been researching, publishing, speaking, and teaching on issues related to media, politics, corruption, and democracy.

With a specialization in Political Culture, Media, Post colonialism, Popular Culture in Ghana and West Africa, Dr. Hasty has researched and published widely on these themes and actually did her dissertation on “Big Language and Brown Envelopes: The Press and Political Culture in Ghana” in 1999.

Prior to 1999, she had been in Ghana in 1996 and had interned with both the state-owned media and private newspapers, including Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Chronicle, Independent, and Public Agenda. Her insights while working at these media houses inspired her to write the book “The Press and Political Culture in Ghana”, a must read which was nominated by the publisher for the Victor Turner Prize.

Currently, she has another book in progress “Corruption and the Politics of Indigeneity in Ghana.”

In addition, she has about eight peer-reviewed articles to her credit, some of which include “Journalism as Fieldwork: Propaganda, Complicity, and the Anti-Politics of Anthropology(2009); “Performing Power, Composing Culture: the State Press in Ghana’(2006);  “Sympathetic Magic/Contagious Corruption: Sociality, Democracy, and the Press in  Ghana (2005);“The Pleasures of Corruption: Desire and Discipline in Ghanaian Political Culture”(2005);  “’Forget the Past or Go Back to the Slave Trade!’: Trans-Africanism  and Popular  History in Postcolonial Ghana” (2004);  “Rites of Passage, Routes of Redemption: Emancipation Tourism and the Wealth of  Culture”(2003) ; “From Culture of Silence to Culture of Contest: Hegemony, Legitimacy, and the Press in  Ghana” (2001); “Voting With the Stomach,” Reconciliation and Political Culture’’, The Future of Education” (1996).

In addition to researching and publishing, she has also spoken at several international conferences and universities, including Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, University of Florida, University of Washington, Princeton, Rutgers University, University of Ghana, and of course the prestigious Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Clearly, Dr. Hasty has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing scholarship in Ghana and Africa and ACILA is honored to confer the title of ACILA Scholar on her. Congratulations Dr. Jennifer Hasty!

 

 

Source:Awakeafrica.com

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