Joeva Rock

2013 SfAA Student Endowed Award Winner

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I'm a PhD student at American University where I focus on colonial legacies in West Africa, specifically in relation to globalization, identity, development, and social movements. Core to my interests are processes of contemporary coloniality, and my current research looks at responses and opposition to foreign development projects in Ghana, and asks how cultural logics and varying notions of sovereignty frame strategies of resistance.

I received my BA and passion for interdisciplinary research from the University of California-San Diego, where I majored in International Studies with a minor in African Studies.