Amah Edoh studies the politics of representation, with a particular emphasis on mechanisms involving people of African descent. Her dissertation research is on the production of African-ness and European-ness occurring alongside the design and trade of wax print cloth (also known as "African print cloth"), which has been produced in Holland for West African markets since the late 19th century. She is also interested in how knowledge is produced and shared across academia and social justice organizations in the US.
Amah completed her undergraduate studies at MIT in Political Science with a minor in African Studies, and holds a Masters in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
material culture; politics of representation; postcoloniality; West Africa