Ato Quayson is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has been since August 2005. He did his BA at the University of Ghana and took his PhD from Cambridge University in 1995. He then went on to the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow, returning to Cambridge in September 1995 to become a Fellow at Pembroke College and a member of the Faculty of English where he became a Reader in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. Professor Quayson has published widely on African literature, postcolonial studies and in literary theory.
His publications include: Oxford St., Accra: Urban Evolution, Street Life and Itineraries of the Transnational (Duke University Press, 2014); Blackwell Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism Studies, ed. with Girish Daswani (New York: Blackwell, 2013); Labour Migration, Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations (with Antonela Arhin; New York: Routledge, 2012); and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007).