Beatrice Quarshie Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith


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  • Emeritus Professor of Literacy Studies, Humanities
  • PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University
  • MA, Linguistics and the Modern English Language, University of Nottingham
  • BA, English and Linguistics, University of Ghana


Professor Smith researches the intersections of language, literacy, globalization, gender relations, economics and technology. Her recent book Reading and writing in a global workplace: gender, literacy and outsourcing in Ghana (2012) explores the literacy conditions of women working in data-processing outsourcing centers. Her research on this topic has been supported by the American Association of University Women and by the Jean Campbell Research Fellowship of the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan.


  • Literacy Studies
  • English as a Second Language