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Nana Akua Anyidoho

Nana Akua Anyidoho is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University (USA). She has an interest in the interaction of human lives and policy contexts, and frequently explores themes of agency, participation, and empowerment. Her recent research has been in the area of young people’s employment aspirations, transitions and trajectories, with a focus on graduate labour markets and the agrifood sector. She has also published on women’s informal work, feminist activism, and policy discourses and practices around women’s empowerment. Her approach to inquiry is interdisciplinary, combining training in Social Policy, Developmental Psychology and African Studies, and in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Dr Anyidoho has presented her work internationally; held visiting fellowships at Boston University, Penn State University, and the University of Sussex; and has carried out commissioned research for the Government of Ghana, the World Bank, UNECA, DfID, IDRC and Cadbury Schweppes, among others. She is President of the Ghana Studies Association, a cognate organisation of the African Studies Association, and is on the editorial boards of African Review of Economics and Finance and African Affairs.

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