Where are they Wednesday: Amoaba Gooden | College of Arts

Where are they Wednesday: Amoaba Gooden

Amoaba Gooden

VP of Diversity at Kent University
Bachelor of Arts, History (1992)
Master of Arts, History (1994)

Amoaba Gooden graduated from the University of Guelph College of Arts twice, with a BA in History in 1992 and a MA in History in 1994. Gooden continued her education pursuing another MA degree in African American Studies, a certificate in Women Studies and her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. Her passion for history and social justice pushed her to become a professor and researcher speaking out about social injustices toward marginalized groups. 

Gooden's research spanned topics such as health promotion for immigrant and Black women, gender & identity, sexuality, Pan-African Studies, Caribbean Canadian Studies, and Caribbean Studies. Currently, Gooden's work "continues to highlight the narratives and cultural structures of people of African descent and aims to broaden this platform."

Gooden is currently the VP of Diversity at Kent University, where she also previously served as the chairperson of the Department of Pan-African Studies for nine years.

Congratulations on your achievements, Amoaba! Thank you for demonstrating the impact an Arts degree can have.