Adomako to explore gender and health in Ghana’s gold mining at coffee hour | Penn State


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Janet Adomako, assistant professor of geography, and environmental studies and sciences at Bucknell University, will discuss “Complex ontologies and gendered health vulnerabilities in Ghana’s small-scale gold mining industry” at the next Department of Geography’s Coffee Hour lecture. Her talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 via Zoom.

Adomako’s research centers on gender dynamics in Ghana’s rapidly growing small-scale gold mining sector. She will discuss how these gender roles impact health vulnerabilities and access to resources. By examining the deep-rooted structures in mining spaces, she will provide a comprehensive understanding of the connection between gender, health and mining practices drawing upon feminist and political ecologist approaches.

Adomako received her doctorate in geography from Rutgers University. She also earned a master of philosophy in geography and bachelor of arts from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.

Adomako’s talk is part of the fall 2023 “Coffee Hour” seminar series hosted by Penn State’s Department of Geography. To learn more and access the Zoom information, visit the Coffee Hour event webpage.



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