Benjamina Dadzie (Communications & Social Media Executive Intern) is a Ghanaian born and Italian raised writer and researcher. She is interested in West African cultures, especially that of the Akan and the Yoruba people. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology from the University of Manchester, and currently studying for a Master’s in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia. Her field is at the crossroads of Art History, Museology, Archaeology and Anthropology, and because of the frameworks these disciplines provide, she is able to critically think about issues in ways that add both depth and substance. This understanding is strengthened by her multicultural background, as both Ghanaian and Italian, and now living in England. Benjamina is a contributor on the online platform Ezibota, and has produced a blog about her experience of Blackness in Italy, which has partly moved forward the conversation around citizenship in Italy for children of immigrants.
Benjamina is a 2017 British Institute in Eastern Africa Graduate Attaché (Graduate Intern Fellow), and she will be engaged in archaeological and anthropological research in Kenya after completing her MA.