Peter Edem Atitson

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Dr. Françoise Dussart

Research Interests

Complexity of Gender, identity, and Sexuality Studies; Ethnocentric Studies, Microaggression, and Human rights; Globalization, Migration, African-diaspora and Cross-cultural exchanges; Cultural Heritage, Norms, and Indigenous knowledge systems.


What sparked your interest in Anthropology/Archaeology?

Anthropology presents an infinite curiosity about human behavior, offering the opportunity to interact with multiple groups of people and appreciating the understanding of each other’s unique abilities. This is a sparkling interest for me.

Where are you/will you be conducting your research/fieldwork?

Indigenous communities in West Africa including Ghana and Nigeria, and the USA.

What do you find most interesting about your field work/research location?

It’s interesting how it allows to embrace and understand different aspects of culture elements and identities. As well as appreciation Cultural diversity and uncovering new perspectives about societal change.

What is your most memorable experience in the field so far, or most memorable lesson learned?

Learning about the emergence of feminist scholarship and ethnographic writing which has contributed to intersectional awareness, creativity and inclusiveness of Anthropological Research and interpretation.

What do you do in your downtime? Share something interesting about yourself!

I like cooking, listening to music, writing poems and doing art work.

Peter Edem Atitson
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