It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Josephine J. Dawuni as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Josephine is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She holds an LLB from the University of Ghana, was called to the Ghana Bar in 2001 and is a Barrister-at-Law before the Ghana Superior Courts of Judicature. She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Her primary areas of research include judicial politics, gender, law and development, international human rights, women’s civil society organizing and democratization. She is the editor (with Gretchen Bauer) of Gender and the Judiciary in Africa: From obscurity to parity? (Routledge, 2016). She is currently working on a second book (co-edited with Judge Akua Kuenyehia and fellow IntLawGrrl Leigh Swigart) on African Women Judges on International Courts: Untold Stories (forthcoming 2017 by Routledge).
In 2015 Josephine was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law iCourts program where she conducted research on African Women Judges on International Courts. Josephine is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL), a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of African women in law through programs such as seminars, workshops, conferences and research. Her first post will discuss African women judges. Heartfelt welcome!