Charity Mensah | College of Arts

Charity Mensah

PhD Candidate
School of English and Theatre Studies

Charity Mensah is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Charity's research interests include gender, media, communication and media literacy. Her current research focuses on the representation of black women and girls in media and literature. The core of her current project is looking at the ways in which Afrofuturist texts offer Black girls alternative ways of existing in worlds that are often dangerous and hostile to their existence. Using Black Feminist and Quare theory, she argues that these texts open alternative paths for Black girls to move through the world and find futures for themselves by opening imagination. 

Charity moved from Denmark to Newfoundland (Memorial University) to pursue a Master's in educational leadership and completed with a thesis on communication in educational leadership. Prior to that, she completed a Master's in education specializing in teaching English as a Second Language at the American College of Education in the United States with a project on the study of English in Danish Elementary Schools. She also completed MA coursework in communications and a BA in English and Political Science at the University of Ghana Legon. 

Charity has also worked as a communication consultant and constulted on projects for Google, Dow Chemical, Western Untion, and the Rockefeller Foundation.