University of Cape Coast

Eric Opoku Mensah is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Cape Coast. He teaches both in the MA and BA Communication Studies programs. He teaches political rhetoric, presidential rhetoric, ethics in communication and media and society. He has served in various administrative positions and on several boards both within and outside the University of Cape Coast. Among these are serving as National President, University Teachers' Association of Ghana (UTAG) from 2017 to 2019; Member, Governing Council, University of Cape Coast from 2017 to 2019, Head, Department of Communication Studies from 2016 to date.

Opoku Mensah's research traces the rhetorical dynamics within Ghana's democratic culture. Particularly, his work focuses on the presidential speech and the different spaces and situations within which they are created and performed. Concerning rhetorical performances, he has also been greatly concerned with Nkrumah's pan African rhetorical enterprise, his pre and post independence rhetorical artifacts, their formations and how they have contributed in the creation of nationhood and citizenship in a burgeoning democratic society. He is currently working on the rhetoric and/of the media and the political communication machinery under Ghana's fourth Republic.