Shemariah Arki

Founder And Program Director
Ellipsis Insitute for Womxn of Color in the Academy

Dr. Shemariah J. Arki identifies as an educator, an activist and an organizer. Currently serving as assistant professor in the department of Pan-African Studies and as the director of the Center for Pan African Culture, both at Kent State University, she is an intersectional feminist scholar with expert knowledge and skills to develop, implement, facilitate and evaluate curricula that promote institutional equity, communication, and access for traditionally marginalized students and families. She has also been a certified Federal EEO investigator since 2017. In 2019, Dr. Arki was enstooled as Bonyi Bofor (Queen Mother) Akosua Kalesea of the Igbaba lineage, in the village of Akapafu Todzi, Volta region, Ghana.

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