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Bernard Kwame Assenyoh

Bernard Kwame Assenyoh

Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

Kwame Assenyoh hails from Ghana in West Africa. In addition to his native language, Ewe, he also speaks, reads and writes Twi and Ga; and he has received formal training and certificates in language learning from Ghana, Benin, and Germany. Kwame has taught Ghanaian language to Bay Area professionals and researchers interested in visiting or working in Ghana. He worked as consultant and translator of folk music and films, most recently “Por Por He Sane,” a film by professor Steven Feld and Nii Yemo Nunu. Prior to his position as lecturer at Stanford, Kwame was Ghanaian languages evaluator for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) program at UC Berkeley. Kwame did his undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana. In the USA, he received an M.A. in Religious Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a License in Sacred Theology from Boston College. Currently he is completing a dissertation for a PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in African Diaspora and Religious Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.