About me

I am a Professor of African Studies (Chair of African Linguistics and Literatures) at the University of Vienna with the following research expertise:

* African linguistics (African language structures and situations)
* African diasporas / Africa-China Relations / Global African diaspora studies
* Documentation and revitalization of African languages and literatures
* Health humanities (the contribution of humanistic disciplines to health care)

I have broad interests in analyzing current African and global affairs.

Current Responsibilities:

Professor (Chair of African Linguistics and Literatures), University of Vienna
Founding Director, Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS), Vienna
President, Federation Internationale des Langues et Litteratures Modernes (FILLM)


Guest Lecture at the University of Ljubljana. December 2023

On Friday, December 1. 2023, Adams Bodomo gave a guest lecture on African Literature at the philosophy dpt. of the Univerza v Ljubljani entitled: Europhone or Afriphone? Language choices in African literature.

4th ISoGH’s Conference on Global Health

Adams Bodomo took part in this international conference with a paper on Health Humanities: From hepatocentrism to cardiocentrism and beyond in some Ghanaian language expressions of health and well-being.
23 – 24 November 2023

Conference on Re-invigorating the United Nations Diplomatic Academy

Adams Bodomo participated in the conference in Vienna with a paper on Linguistic human rights for the promotion of democracy in West Africa. Vienna, 27 – 28 January 2023

Keynote Dagaare Language and Culture Development Conference (September 2021)

Lagos Keynote (August 2021)

Latest Publications

Anttila, A. & Bodomo, A. 2023. Tone and morphological level ordering in Dagaare. In: Phonology, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 443-471, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0952675723000167

Bodomo, A. 2022. Linguistic Pan-Africanism as a Global Future: Reflections on the Language Question in Africa. Galda Verlag, Berlin, Germany. 112 pages.

Dakurah, G., Kanwetuu, V. de P. & Bodomo, A. 2023. No Kagyin, No Funerals Among the Dagaaba of North-West Ghana: Understanding the Symbolic and Ritual Aspects of the Uses of Crops. In: OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying, 0(0). 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228231157188

Che, D., Bodomo, A. 2023. China and the European Union in Africa: win–win-lose or win–win-win? In: Asia Europe Journal 21, pp. 119–136, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-023-00656-y

Ye, W., Kenne, J. & Bodomo, A. 2023. Christiane Badgley, director. Guangzhou Dream Factory. In: African Studies Review, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp. 296-298, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2023.2

Bodomo, A. & Abubakari, H. 2022. Serial verb reduplication in the Mabia languages of West Africa. In: Legon Journal of the Humanities, Volume 33.2, pp. 29-58, 2022. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ljh.v33i2.2

Yang, F., Han, X., Song, Y., Tang, W., Wu, D., Wang, C., Bodomo, A.B. & Guo, Y. 2022. Scoping review protocol on the health of sub-Saharan African migrants in the Asia-Pacific region. In: BMJ open, Volume12, e067901, 2022. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067901

Yuka, C.L., Bodomo, A. 2022. Towards the development of linguistics in West Africa: The contributions of the West African linguistic society. In: Beyond Babel, pp. 43-58, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1075/fillm.18.03yuk

Zhao, P., Wang, J., Hall, B.J., Sakyi, K., Rafiq, M.Y., Bodomo, A. & Wang, C. 2022. HIV testing uptake, enablers, and barriers among African migrants in China: A nationwide cross-sectional study. In: Journal of Global Health 12, 2022. DOI: 10.7189/jogh.12.11015

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