About Dr. Charles Quist-Adade
Dr. Charles Quist-Adade is Sociology professor and Co-Chair of the Sociology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His research and teaching interests are: Social justice, Globalization, Racialization and Ethnicity and Media and Society, and Social Theory. His other areas of teaching and research interest revolve around “Third World” issues and religion.
Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, Dr. Quist-Adade taught at the University of Windsor. He also taught at Wayne State University and Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University, all in the USA.
He is the author of four books—In the Shadows of the Kremlin and the White House: Africa’s Media Image from Communism to Post-Communism, and Social Justice in Local and Global Contexts, From Colonization to Globalization: The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Kwame Nkrumah (Co-editor) Lost in Transmission: Media (Mis)Representation of Racialized Minorities—several chapters in books and scores of scholarly and popular press articles.
He has presented papers at conferences in Canada, Ghana, India, the USA and Russia.
Dr. Quist-Adade has won several teaching awards, including being cited twice in the Academic Edition of Canada’s premier newsmagazine Maclean’s as the top three most popular and one of 10 best professor at the University of Windsor, Ontario.
He combines academic with community service. He is the editor and publisher of the Sankofa News renamed Akasanoma and Managing Editor of the Burnaby-based Afri-Can Magazine. He is the President of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of BC. He was awarded the 2004 Black Community Leadership Award by the Windsor and District Black Coalition. In 1998, he was voted the Ghanaian Man of the Year in Windsor, Ontario.
Dr. Quist-Adade began his career in his native Ghana as a journalist before moving to Russia where he pursued graduate studies while he worked as a correspondent of the London (U. K.)-based Gemini News Service. While in Russia, he also stringed for BBC Africa Service, the London-based African magazines, New African, African Concord and West Africa.