Dr. Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie

Research Fellow

Research Areas/Interests

Creative Industries, Fashion, clothing, textiles, Gender Studies and Development Studies...~more


Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie is a research fellow at the Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. Her research interest is in Creative Industries in Ghana and Nigeria, focusing on fashion, clothing, and textiles. Adwoa also has a keen interest in Gender Studies and Development Studies. Besides research, she teaches at the History and Political Department.

Adwoa served as a consultant on UNESCO’s project on African fashion titled “The African Fashion Sector: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth”. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, for three years on a multi-disciplinary project titled “Advancing Creative Industry for Development in Ghana” before joining KNUST. She holds PhD in Sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her Ph.D. dissertation is titled “Rebranding Africa, Reclothing Africa: The Role of Emerging Designers in the Production of Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism in Lagos, Nigeria”. She has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals as a singular author and as a co-author with experts in multiple disciplines.

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