College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > History > Faculty > Authens Oppong Wadie

Authens Asantewaa Oppong Wadie

  • ​​

  • Teaching Professor
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University​

  • History
  • African/Black Pedagogy & Black Studies

  • ​​SAC 412


Ed.D., Northern Illinois University


Dr. Oppong Wadie's research agenda centers on the decolonized histories of Africa and the Black Diaspora. On this topic she co-edited the volume, The Eternal Year of African People (Frontline Books Publishing, 2020). Dr. A. Oppong Wadie is also a chronicler of the life and activism of the 20th century Ethiopian empress, Menen Asfaw. For the past seven years, she has been the host of the only public commemoration of Empress Menen in the city of Chicago. Oppong-Wadie founded the popular journal for pan-African women, Empress Menen Chronicles. The journal is unique in that it makes accessible primary source information on the anti-colonial stance, and philanthropic efforts of Empress Menen Asfaw. Currently, Oppong Wadie is co-authoring a book, The Dynamic Leadership of Ethiopian Queens from the 19th and 20th Centuries.


Dr. Oppong Wadie teaches​​​​​ classes in African-American History, American History, and World History.​