About Us

Ghana Studies

Editors (2020–2022)

Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, University of Ghana
Jeffrey Ahlman, Smith College


ISSN 1536-5514, eISSN 2333-7168
Published once per year


Ghana Studies is the journal of the Ghana Studies Association, an international affiliate of the African Studies Association. Published annually, Ghana Studies strives to provide a forum for cutting edge original research about Ghana’s society, culture, environment, and history. All of the scholarly articles in Ghana Studies are peer-reviewed by two anonymous referees, coordinated by an editorial team based in both North America and Ghana. Since its first issue in 1998, Ghana Studies has published significant work by leading scholars based in Ghana, the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Ghana Studies features occasional material, source reports, and book reviews. It also serves to provide official notice of fellowships and prizes awarded by the Ghana Studies Association.


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Special Issues

Special Forum in Memory of James Kwesi Anquandah, vol. 22 (2019)
Twentieth Anniversary Special Issue, vol. 21 (2018)
Special Issue in Honor of John Collins, vol. 20 (2017)
Health and Health Care in Ghana, vol. 15–16 (2012–13)
Revisiting Modernization, vol. 12–13 (2009–10)
Special Issue in Commemoration of the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900, vol. 3 (2000)


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Online access is available as part of the Project MUSE collections. Please click here to access Ghana Studies through Project MUSE.


Read a Free Issue

Ghana Studies Volume 17 (2014) is freely available to read and download on Project MUSE.


Back Issues

Print back issues may be purchased from the University of Wisconsin Press here.