University of Cape Coast

Madinatu Bello attended the University of Cape Coast for her first and terminal degrees and University of Ghana for her second degree. Since 2013, she has been teaching at the University of Cape Coast, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, as a Lecturer in African Performance Theories, History of Theatre and Performing Arts Management. She has completed her PhD studies in Music Education at the University of Cape Coast after researching into the cultural and creative industries and their connections with performing arts departments in universities in Ghana. This appears to be a new research area that interests her so much. She was a recipient of a scholarship from the DAAD Graduate School. Performing Sustainability, Cultures and Development in West Africa between 2017 and 2020. She is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the African Humanities Program (AHP). Her research interest comprises academia/industry collaboration, arts management and marketing, cultural entrepreneurship, cultural sustainability and arts institutions as intermediaries within the broader framework of the creative economy. She is the Co-I to the DEEP Fund/One Ocean Hub, Ghana documentary project entitled “Cocoon in Harmony” which has been published on the YouTube channel and screened on various media channels. She is currently researching into Ghanaian traditional women drummers in the performance of gender, decoloniality and sustainability.