Rachel Spronk

Rachel Spronk is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, working at the intersection of three scholarly fields - anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and African studies. Her current work focusses on the (idea of) the middle classes in Kenya and Ghana and how social transformations across generations relate to changes in gender, sexuality and personhood. In her work she combines the ethnographic study of practices and self-perceptions with the task of rethinking our theoretical repertoires.

Key words:
gender and sexuality
love and intimacy
personhood and agency
modernity and globalization
African middle-classes and cosmopolitanism
Ghana, Kenya

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University of Amsterdam
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