M. Amah Edoh is Assistant Professor of African Studies at MIT. Her research takes as its focus the circulation of material and visual objects across West Africa and Europe to interrogate the production of Africa as a category of thought. Edoh has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Togo and the Netherlands. is an anthropologist interested in how “Africa” as a category of thought is produced through material practices across African and non-African sites. Edoh earned the PhD from MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) in 2016. Her dissertation research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Prior to graduate studies in anthropology, Edoh worked in the field of public health, conducting research on community-based responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a Fulbright Scholar to Zambia and obtaining a MSc in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Research Areas / Expertise: African studies; Anthropology of art and craft; Material culture; Transnational blackness

Education:
2016 Ph.D., History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society, MIT
2008 M.Sc., Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
2003 S.B., Political Science, MIT