Dr. Charles Quist-Adade is a Sociology professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Dr. Quist-Adade specializes in social justice, race and ethnicity, and media and society. His other areas of teaching and research interest are globalization, diaspora, religion, and social theory.
Prior to joining the Department of Sociology in 2005, Dr. Quist-Adade taught at the University of Windsor for nearly 10 years. He also taught at Wayne State University, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University, all in the U.S. He is the author of In the Shadows of the Kremiln and the White House: Africa’s Media Image from Communism to Post-Communism, several chapters in books and scores of scholarly and popular press articles. He has presented several papers at conferences in Canada, India, the U.S. and Russia.
Dr. Quist-Adade has won several teaching awards, including being cited twice in the Academic Edition of Canada’s premier newsmagazine Maclean’s as the top three most popular and one of 10 best professors at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Dr. Quist-Adade combines academic with community service. He is the editor and publisher of Sankofa News a publication with a commitment to promoting multiculturalism in Canada and beyond. He is the President of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of BC and the Managing Editor of the Burnaby, BC-based Afri-Can magazine. Dr. Quist-Adade was awarded the 2004 Black Community Leadership Award by the Windsor and District Black Coalition. In 1998, he was voted the Ghanaian Man of the Year in Windsor.
Dr. Quist-Adade began his career in his native Ghana as a journalist before moving to Russia where he pursued graduate studies while he worked as a correspondent of the London (U. K.)-based Gemini News Service. While in Russia, he also stringed for BBC Africa Service, the London-based African magazines, New African, African Concord and West Africa.
Dr. Quist-Adade is the Ghana Association of BC / KBNF Liaison on the Executive Committee.