Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu
Graduate Resident Fellow
Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu was born in Kumasi, Ghana but was raised in the States. She is a PhD student in the Department of English at Cornell University. Her research explores 20th and 21st Century Anglophone poetry and poetics, globalization, and Black studies, especially as they relate to the intersection of culture, politics and aesthetics. She is particularly interested in experimental poetry. Prior to attending Cornell University, Ama Bemma received her B.A. in English from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and her M.A. in English from Clark University.
In her free time, Ama Bemma enjoys writing poetry and young adult science fiction. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her at a museum, watching a movie, hanging out with her siblings who are twins, playing tennis, cooking vegetarian food, or walking though Cornell’s botanical gardens and Ithaca’s gorges. Ama Bemma is also a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow and enjoys community service activities.