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)

Keynote Speech at the Conference on: Language, Literature and Insecurity in West Africa

In March 2022 Adams Bodomo held a Keynote Speech titled “Language, Literature, and Insecurity: issues in Linguistic Pan-Africanism” at the Conference on: Language, Literature and Insecurity in West Africa (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria).

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)

In November 2021 Adams Bodomo was inducted as fellow of the GAAS during the Academy’s 2021 Founder’s Week celebration held in Accra. For further information click here.

In February 2022 Adams Bodomo was speaking at the 2022 Inaugural Lecture hosted by the Academy. For further information click here.

Keynote Dagaare Language and Culture Development Conference (September 2021)

Lagos Keynote (August 2021)

Latest Publications

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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