Prof. Brigid .M. Sackey

Prof B.M Sackey
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Brigid M. Sackey (M.A. Philipps University, Marburg, West Germany; PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA) is Professor of anthropology at the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS or Centre). Professor Sackey comes to the Centre with over 25 years of extensive research and teaching experience from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, where she also served as Deputy Director and Acting Director. She has been associated with the Centre since 2008 when it started its MA teaching programme. She currently teaches MA and PhD courses as a lecturer on Post-retirement Contract as well as supervises MA and PhD theses. Her interests of research and teaching at the Centre include cultural dimensions of ageing, family and social transformation, special issues on vulnerability, poverty and social inclusion.



Sackey, Brigid M. 2006. New Directions in Gender and Religion. Lexington Books: A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, INC. Lanham.

Sackey, Brigid M (with Pade Badru). 2013. Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform. Scarecrow Press Inc. Lanham, MD.

Sackey, Brigid M. 2012.  “Colonialism.” In Michael Palmer and Stanley Burgess (eds.). Companion to Religion and Social Justice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Sackey, Brigid M .  2014. “African Studies: Evolution, Challenges and Prospects.” In Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana, edited by S. Agyei-Mensah, J. A. Ayee, and  A. D. Oduro. Springer Publishing Company: Dordrecht.

Sackey, Brigid.M. 2014.  (with R. Zakpala, F.A. Armah and O. Pabi). “Night- time Decibel Hell:  Mapping Noise Exposure and Individual Annoyance Rating in An Urban Environment in Ghana.” Scientifica Vol. 2014 Article ID 892105, 11 pages,http://dx.

Sackey, Brigid M. 2009. “Family Networking and Relationships in the Care of the Seriously Ill. Case Studies from Cape Coast and Accra.” In Christine Oppong, Phyllis Antwi Kari and Waerness (eds.). Care of the Seriously Sick and Dying, Perspectives from Ghana . Bergen: BRIC.

Sackey, Brigid M. 2003. “Apuskeleke: Youth Fashion Craze, Immorality or Female Harassment? “ Etnofoor, XVI (2): 57-69.


Sackey, Brigid M. 2003. “A Woman’s Perspectives on the Cultural Dimension of Development.” In Philosophy and Politics. Discourse on Values and Power in Africa, edited by M.  Dukor. Lagos: Malt House Press.