Dr. Boateng’s research interests include Critical Legal Studies, Cultural Studies, Transnational Gender Studies, and African Diaspora Studies. Her research projects focus on the regulatory dimensions of knowledge and its production, as embedded in legal (and other) regimes and in cultural objects and practices. In her book, The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana, she examines the ways that intellectual property law converges with histories of subjugation along lines of nation, gender and race to produce and regulate both subjects and knowledge. She argues that the status of different kinds of knowledge and culture within the law is a function not only of their inherent qualities but also of their location in such histories. In addition, she examines devalued conceptions of knowledge and subjectivity as resources for challenging and critically rethinking intellectual property law. Her current research takes a similar historical perspective in examining U.S. copyright law in relation to the categories of “art” and “craft,” and the racial and gendered consequences of that relation for cultural production.