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Literatures in African Languages
African Linguistics I

Brady Blackburn is a research associate of African Languages and the Construction of Knowledge as part of the “Recalibrating Afrikanistik” research project. He studied English Literature during his undergraduate in Denver, USA, during which time he did a semester abroad at the University of Ghana, Legon before obtaining his MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts at the University of Bayreuth. He is currently pursuing his PhD, for which he is researching the serial publication in the Ghanaian language of Akan-Twi.

His main research interests are the production and consumption of African-language literature with a particular focus on West African languages. He’s also fascinated by sociolinguistics, reading cultures, LINGOs, and African literary magazines and comic books. In the background, he runs the NGO Untold International, which provides language arts resources and education in rural Ghana.

Academic Degrees

Ongoing          Doctorate, University of Bayreuth

2019                MA, African Verbal and Visual Arts, University of Bayreuth

2013                BA, English, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA

Professional Background

Since 2020      Research Associate, Professorship of African Language Literatures,
​                         University of Bayreuth

Since 2014      Chief Executive Officer, Untold International


2018                DAAD Prize (German Academic Exchange Service)

2016 & 2017   Program Leader, Ghana, Council on International Educational Exchange


Literatures in African Languages
African Linguistics I

Brady Blackburn
Research Associate

E-mail: brady.blackburn@uni-bayreuth.de

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