Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni

Dr. Oduro-Opuni is an assistant professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Culture and Language and an African studies Certificate from Arizona State University. Dr. Oduro-Opuni earned her M.A. in German from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and her B.A. in Media and Communication Sciences from the Universität Hamburg in Germany, where she was born and raised. She speaks Twi and Fante. Her research focuses on Black German studies and includes intersectional discussions on transnationalism, colonialism, migration, minority cultures, and multiculturalism. She engages German contexts by drawing on approaches rooted in Black thought and theories as well as Postcolonial studies. In her current project, she explores 18th and early 19th German-language discourses that articulate a nuanced critique of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and are indicative of abolitionist currents.