Afrobarometer leaders receive Distinguished Africanist awards

Two Afrobarometer founders have received Distinguished Africanist awards from the African Studies Association (ASA) recognizing their scholarship, leadership, and service.

Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi, executive director of Afrobarometer and a champion of democracy across the continent, received the ASA’s Distinguished Africanist Award honoring his scholarship and service to the Africanist community.

Michael Bratton, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and senior adviser to Afrobarometer, was honoured for his scholarship, teaching, and leadership with the John Harbeson Distinguished Africanist Award from the African Politics Conference Group.

The awards were presented at the ASA’s 61st annual meeting in Atlanta.