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Charles Quist-Adade

Charles Quist-Adade

Dr. Charles Quist-Adade is a faculty member and past immediate chair and former co-chair of the Sociology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and He is the founder and convener of the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series. His research and teaching interests are: Social justice, Globalization, Racialization and Anti-racism, Social Theory, Pan-Africanist and Global South issues

Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, Dr. Quist-Adade was Assistant Professor at Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Central Michigan University. In addition he taught at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Wayne State University, Madonna University, and Michigan State University, all in the USA.  He has also taught at Simon Fraser and the University of British Columbia in Canada.

He is the author and co-author of several books— In the Shadows of the Kremlin and the White House: Africa's Media, Social Justice in Local and Global Contexts, From Colonization to Globalization The Political and Intellectual(with Vincent Dodoo),An Introduction to Critical Sociology: From Modernity to Postmodernity (with Amir Mirfakhraie),Africa's Many Divides and Africa's Future,Re-engaging the African Diasporas  (with Wendy Royal) and From the Local to the Global: Theories and Key Issues in Global Justice —several chapters in books, and scores of scholarly and popular press articles and blog posts.

Dr. Quist-Adade has won several teaching awards and accolades, including being cited twice in the Academic Edition of Canada’s premier newsmagazine Maclean’s as the top three most popular and one of 10 best professor at the University of Windsor, Ontario. In 2013, he was Kwantlen Polytechnic University Faculty of Arts Dean’s Teaching Award Finalist and 2014.

He combines academic with community service. He is the president of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of BC.  He was awarded the 2004 Black Community Leadership Award by the Windsor and District Black Coalition. In 1998, he was voted the Ghanaian Man of the Year in Windsor, Ontario. In 2015, was awarded a Ghanaian-Canadian Association Leadership Certificate.

Dr. Quist-Adade began his career in his native Ghana as a journalist before moving to Russia where he pursued graduate studies while he worked as a correspondent of the London (U. K.)-based Gemini News Service. While in Russia, he also stringed for BBC Africa Service, the London-based African magazines, New African, African Concord and West Africa.