Godfried Asante

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Ph.D. Student
2013 Cohort
asantg@unm.edu

I am originally from Ghana and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico. I earned my BA at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where I majored in Communication, Media, and Rhetoric. Also, I received an MA in Intercultural communication at Minnesota State University, Mankato. My Master’s thesis explored the racialized experiences of African immigrants in the United States and is published in the Howard Journal of Communications.

I employ critical and post-colonial approaches to the study of intercultural communication, gender, queer of color studies and black/African identities. Particularly, my research interests are in queer of color criticism, intersectionality, and Whiteness in transnational contexts. As a graduate teaching assistant, I have taught more than ten different classes in three different institutions for over six years. Currently, I am working on my dissertation which explores the subject positions and subjectivities of queer men in Ghana.  Clink here for more information.